Handbook AS-701 Revision: Disposing of Inspection Service Items

Effective immediately, Handbook AS-701, Material Management, is revised to update the policy for disposing of Inspection Service controlled items.

Handbook AS-701, Material Management

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6 Asset Recovery: Redistribution, Recycling, and Disposal

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64 Recycling and Disposal

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645 Material Requiring Special Approval

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645.2 Inspection Service Controlled Items

[Revise text to read as follows:]

Inspection Service controlled items (see Exhibit 624.243) that are identified for disposal must be reported to the local postal inspector in charge who will issue disposition instructions.

In addition to following the procedures in 645.2, a locally approved PS Form 969, Material Recycling and Disposal, with the make/model and serial number of each security container (aka “safes”) must be submitted to an Asset Accountability Service Center for additional review and dis­position guidance.

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We will incorporate this revision into the next printed version of the handbook and also into the online update available on the Postal Service™ PolicyNet website:

n Go to http://blue.usps.gov.

n In the left-hand column under “Essential Links”, click PolicyNet.

n Click Manuals.

(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.)