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Finance (continued)

eTravel Roll-Out for Bargaining Unit Employees

In a letter dated July 30, 2002, we announced that new policies governing eTravel roll-out for bargaining unit employees would be announced in this issue of the Postal Bulletin. Instead, the new policies will be announced in a future issue of the Postal Bulletin.

- National Accounting, Finance, 8-8-02



HANDBOOK F-1 REVISION

Stamp Stock Destruction

Effective AP-1, FY2003, all Standard Field Accounting Procedures (SFAP) offices and statement of account (non- SFAP) offices will follow a new process for submitting stamp stock for destruction. Stamp stock will still be sent to the stamp destruction committee (SDC) through the office's designated stamp distribution office (SDO) or stamp service center (SSC). The office will record the financial transaction as "Stock Returned" at the time of shipment. SFAP offices will record the shipment in AIC 848, Stock Returned, and non-SFAP offices will record the shipment in AIC 501, Postage Stock Shipped, or AIC 502, Bird Stamps Shipped, depending upon the type of stamp stock being destroyed.

Upon receipt of the destruction shipment, the SDO will make entries to "Redeemed Stock Item Number 339000" in the STAMP system awaiting the destruction process by the SDC. The SSC will make entries to "Returned Stock Received Modification Code 2" in the Stamp Services System (SSS) awaiting the destruction by the SDC. After destruction, the SDO or SSC will make the entries into the "Stock Destroyed Modification Code 8" account.

SFAP offices and non-SFAP offices will discontinue using PS Form 3238, Stamps and Stamped Paper Destruction Certificate, and PS Form 17-T, Accountable Items Returned Stamp Distribution Network, and must use the newly revised and retitled PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return, June 2002 edition. See page 131 of the Postal Bulletin for a sample of the new revised PS Form 17.

We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed version of Handbook F-1 and into the next update of the online version accessible on the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site at http://blue.usps.gov/cpim; click on HBKs.

Order the revised PS Form 17 by one of the following means:

Touch Tone Order Entry (TTOE): Call 800-332-0317, choose option 1, then option 2.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, choose option 8, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message (wait 48 hours after registering before you place your first order).

E-mail: Complete PS Form 7380, MDC Supply Requisition (manually or using F3Fill), and send it as an attachment to the e-mail address MDC Customer Service or to mcustome@email.usps.gov.

Mail: Mail a completed PS Form 7380 to the MDC at the following address:

SUPPLY REQUISITIONS
MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
500 SW GARY ORMSBY DR
TOPEKA KS 66624-9702

You'll need the following information to order PS Form 17:

PSIN: PS17
NSN: 7530-03-000-9112
Unit of Issue: PAD (100 sheets per pad)
Bulk Pack Quantity: N/A
Quick Pick Number: 138
Price: $1.7089
Edition Date: 06/02

Handbook F-1, Post Office Accounting Procedures

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4 Managing Accountable Paper

[Replace all references to stamp distribution network with references to "stamp service center". Replace all references to SDN with references to "SSC". Replace all references to Form 17-T with references to "PS Form 17". Replace all references to Forms 17-T with references to "PS Forms 17".]

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42 Managing Accountable Paper at Stations, Branches, and Post Offices

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426 Handling Stamp Credits

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426.9 Handling International Reply Coupons

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426.93 Unit Reserve

[Replace the reference to Form 17/17-T with a reference to "PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return" followed by a comma. Italicize the form name.]

427 Handling Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps

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427.4 Unsold Bird Stamps

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427.42 Submitting Unsold Bird Stamps

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Manual Non-SFAP Offices Serviced by SDOs

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2> Submit unsold bird stamps to the SDO for destruction prior to the close of AP 7.

3> Prepare an original and two copies of PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. Mark the forms as "Returned for Destruction" and identify as "Bird Stamps".

4> Submit the original and one copy to the SDO with the bird stamps (put the original in an envelope taped to the outside of the box and a copy inside the box). File the third copy locally.

5> Record bird stamps shipped to AIC 502, Bird Stamps Shipped, on the date of dispatch to the SDO.

[Add new item 6:]

6> Verify PQ III SOA to ensure that the entry to AIC 502, Bird Stamps Shipped, equals the amount in AIC 806, Ending Inventory - Bird Stamps, on the previous SOA.

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IRT Non-SFAP Offices Serviced by SDOs

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2> Prepare an original and two copies of PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. Mark the forms as "Returned for Destruction" and identify as "Bird Stamps".

3> Submit the original and one copy to the SDO with the bird stamps (put the original in an envelope taped to the outside of the box and a copy inside the box). File the third copy locally.

4> Use item numbers 318-319 for UNISYS IRTs.

5> On the date of dispatch to the SDO, the main stock or unit reserve custodian makes the appropriate entry using the stock shipped option on the IRT. The system automatically posts the total to AIC 502.

6> Print PS Form 3958, Main Stock (or Unit Reserve Stock) Transaction Record, and verify that the total in the bird stamp portion of PS Form 3958 equals both of the following:

• The value of bird stamps on hand.

• The amount in AIC 806 on the SOA.

7> Research and correct any discrepancies before submitting the SOA to the district finance office (DFO).

[Delete heading "Stations and Branches of District Offices, Standard Field Accounting Procedures Offices Serviced by the SDO" and the paragraph that follows it.]

[Revise heading to read as follows:]

SFAP Offices Serviced by SDOs

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1> Sales and service associates (SSAs) must submit unsold bird stamps to the office reserve prior to the close of AP 6. The office reserve must submit unsold bird stamps to the SDO prior to the close of AP 7.

2> Prepare an original and two copies of PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. Mark the forms as "Returned for Destruction" and identify as "Bird Stamps".

3> Submit the original and one copy to the SDO with the bird stamps (put the original in an envelope taped to the outside of the box and a copy inside the box). File the third copy locally.

4> Record bird stamps shipped to AIC 848 in the office PS Form 1412 on the date of dispatch to the SDO.

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Non-SFAP Offices Serviced by SSCs

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2> Prepare an original and two copies of PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. Mark the forms as "Returned for Destruction" and identify as "Bird Stamps".

3> Submit the original and one copy to the SSC with the bird stamps (put the original in an envelope taped to the outside of the box and a copy inside the box). File the third copy locally.

4> Record bird stamps shipped to AIC 502, Bird Stock Shipped, on the date of dispatch to the SSC.

[Delete item 5.]

[Revise heading to read as follows:]

SFAP Offices Serviced by SSCs

[Revise sentence to read as follows:]

SFAP offices must submit unsold bird stamps to the SSC prior to the close of AP 7.

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[Replace items 1-3 with the following:]

1> Prepare an original and two copies of PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. Mark the forms as "Returned for Destruction" and identify as "Bird Stamps".

2> Submit the original and one copy to the SSC with the bird stamps (put the original in an envelope taped to the outside of the box and a copy inside the box). File the third copy locally.

3> Record bird stamps shipped to AIC 848 on the date of dispatch to the SSC.

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428 Maintaining Total Stamp Accountability

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428.2 Accounting at Post Offices with Main Stock Sales

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3> For offices under either an SDO or SCC, when you return stamp stock, enter the information to AIC 501 and the decrease column for postage (or AIC 502 and the decrease column for bird stamps) on the date of dispatch.

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428.5 Handling Returned Stamp Stock

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428.52 Accounting for Stock Returned to the SDO or SSC

SFAP Offices

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2> Maintain a copy of the PS Form 17 at the local office.

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Non-SFAP Offices

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2> Maintain a copy of the PS Form 17 at the local office.

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428.6 Handling Stamp Stock Destroyed

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428.63 Supervisor of Stamp Stock

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[Revise item 2 to read as follows:]

2> Remove all redeemed stock from the main or office reserve. With a witness, independently count the stock and enter totals for each item by item number on PS Form 17. Ensure the redemption rates are clearly marked for each item listed.

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428.64 SFAP Offices, Contract Stations, Stations, and Branches

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1> Prepare an original and three copies of PS Form 17. Submit the original and two copies of PS Form 17 to the SDO with the bird stamps to the SDO or SSC (put the original in an envelope taped to the outside of the box and put two copies inside the box). File the fourth copy locally.

2> Submit stock for destruction to the stamp destruction committee (SDC) or the SSC via registered mail.

3> On the date of dispatch, make entries to AIC 848, Stock Returned, on the office PS Form 1412.

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[Delete 428.65.]

428.7 Obtaining Stamp Stock for Local Mailing Tests

[Revise 3rd paragraph to read as follows:]

Postal inspectors may obtain postage by listing their request on PS Form 17 marked Postal Inspection Service and submitting it to the postmaster or station manager of SFAP offices. Inspectors may not obtain stock from non- SFAP offices or contract stations. Groups and offices should follow the procedures listed below:

Postal Inspectors

[Revise items 1-4 to read as follows:]

1> Prepare an original and three copies of PS Form 17.

2> Mark "Test Letters - Inspection Service" in red ink on PS Form 17.

3> Submit the original and two copies of PS Form 17 to the postmaster/station manager and keep one copy on file.

4> The postmaster/station manager sends the stock with two copies of PS Form 17. Count the stock received, sign on the "person receiving stock" line of both copies, return one signed copy to the postmaster/station manager, and keep the other on file.

SFAP Offices

[Revise items 1-4 to read as follows:]

1> Receive the original and two copies of PS Form 17 from a postal inspector.

2> SFAP offices (under an SDO or SSC) record the transaction to AIC 848.

3> Submit the original and a copy of PS Form 17 to the SDO or SSC.

4> Keep the third copy on file.

SDO

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[Revise items 3-5 to read as follows:]

3> Completes Form 3958 and submits it with the original PS Form 17 to the DFO.

4> Submits a copy of PS Form 17 to the local inspector in charge.

5> Retains a copy of PS Form 17 on file.

[Revise heading of the next section to read as follows:]

SSC

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1> Records PS Form 17 to AIC 005, Postage Stock Received.

2> Enters PS Form 17 into the Stamp Services System (SSS) as an inventory modification, stock destroyed.

3> Records destruction on AIC 510, Postage Stock Destroyed.

4> Attaches the original PS Form 17 to the SOA and submits them to the Eagan accounting service center (ASC).

5> Submits a copy of PS Form 17 to the local inspector in charge.

6> Retains a copy of PS Form 17 on file.

DFO Served by SDO

[Revise items 1-5 to read as follows:]

1> Verifies that the amount on PS Form 17 matches that on PS Form 3958.

2> Reconciles all AIC 848 from the In-Transit Program.

3> Enters the amount of stock destroyed as shown on PS Form 17 (submitted by the SDO) into the SFAS accountable paper screen.

4> Reports the amount of stock destroyed on SOA AIC 510 and submits the SOA with the original PS Form 17 to the Eagan ASC.

5> Keeps a copy of PS Form 17 on file.

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43 Managing Accountable Paper at a Stamp Distribution Office

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437 Handling Accountable Paper Returns

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437.2 Receiving Migratory Bird Stamps

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437.22 Disposing of Unsold Bird Stamps

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SFAP Offices

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>> Instruct postal retail offices to recall bird stamps internally and place them in the office reserve stamp stock. The notice must include a time period for the office to return bird stamps to the SDO for destruction using PS Form 17.

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437.23 Accounting for Unsold Bird Stamps

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2> Submit the bird stamps to the SDC with the two PS Forms 17.

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Upon receiving certified PS Forms 17 from the SDC, the SDO must do the following:

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[Revise item 2 to read as follows:]

2> Submit the signed original PS Form 17 with PS Form 3958 to the DFO.

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[Revise heading of 437.4 to read as follows:]

437.4 Receiving Stamp Stock for Destruction

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Stock for Destruction From SFAP Offices

1> The SDO records into the STAMPS system the SFAP unit ID and the amount and value of the stamp stock as stated on the PS Form 17. The SDO records this information as "Stock Received From Stations/Branches" and "Stock Redeemed." The SDO retains a copy of PS Form 17 on file.

2> On the day the stock is destroyed, the SDC routes its two certified PS Forms 17 to the SDO.

3> Upon receipt of the certified destruction documents, the SDO processes the total value of the destroyed stock as certified on the PS Forms 17 into the STAMPS system as "Stock Destroyed."

4> The SDO submits one certified PS Form 17 (provided by the SDC) with PS Form 3958 to the DFO.

5> The SDO retains the other certified copy of PS Form 17 on file.

Stock Destroyed From Non-SFAP Offices

1> The SDO records into the STAMPS system the finance number and the amount and value of the stamp stock as stated on the PS Form 17. The SDO records this information as "Received From Post Offices Within Distribution Area" and "Stock Redeemed." The SDO retains a copy of PS Form 17 on file.

2> On the day the stock is destroyed, the SDC routes its two certified PS Forms 17 to the SDO.

3> Upon receipt of the certified destruction documents, the SDO processes the total value of the destroyed stock as certified on the PS Forms 17 into the STAMPS system as "Stock Destroyed."

4> The SDO submits one certified PS Form 17 (provided by the SDC) with PS Form 3958 to the DFO.

5> The SDO retains the other certified copy of PS Form 17 on file.

Stock Destroyed From the SDO

1> The SDO prepares PS Form 17 in duplicate and processes "Mode Code 10, Stock Removed for Destruction." The SDO submits the form with the stamp stock to be destroyed to the SDC.

2> After destruction, the SDO makes entries into the "Stock Destroyed" account. The SDO submits the certified PS Form 17, signed by the SDC members, along with PS Form 3958 to the DFO.

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[Revise the heading of 44 to read as follows:]

44 Managing Accountable Paper at a Stamp Service Center

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443 Receiving and Recording Shipments

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443.4 Entering Stamp Stock Into Inventory

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[Revise item 2 to read as follows:]

2> At the end of the business day, the SSC prints PS Form 3958 from the SSS and forwards the form to the SSC manager or designee along with all supporting documentation (PS Forms 17 and PS Forms 3229, Advice of Shipment).

The SSC manager or designee verifies the amount received and posts it to the accountbook and retains a copy of PS Form 3958 and supporting documents on file. The vault supervisor also retains a copy of PS Form 3958 with all supporting documents.

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[Revise heading of 446 to read as follows:]

446 Handling Discrepancies in Stock Received From Suppliers

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446.4 Handling Stamp Stock to be Destroyed

[Revise heading of 446.41 to read as follows:]

446.41 SSC Stamp Stock Return Committee

[Replace existing text with the following:]

1> Upon receipt of returned stamp stock, the stamp stock return committee makes entries to "Returned Stock Received Modification," Code 2, from PS Form 17, in SSS by item number, quantities, value, return codes and the appropriate postmaster's finance number and/or unit ID.

2> The committee generates a Mode Code 2 summary report and forwards it to the DFO. The committee submits a Mode Code report to the Eagan ASC with the SSC's statement of account (SOA).

3> The committee records the stock on a log pending verification.

4> The committee verifies the returned stamp stock and signs both PS Forms 17. The committee transfers excess stamp stock to a current vault for redistribution while stamp stock for destruction awaits destruction under its respective item number.

5> Once a quarter, the destruction vault supervisor runs a listing of the stamp stock to be destroyed by item number, box number, and pallet number. The members of an SDC witnessing a destruction sign a consolidated PS Form 3238, Stamps and Stamped Paper Destruction Certificate, generated by the SSS for the total value destroyed. When the vault supervisor does a "Stock Destroyed Modification" Code 8 for the pallet number, he or she reduces the inventory for all of the items contained on that pallet.

[Revise heading of 446.42 to read as follows:]

446.42 SSC Manager

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1> Enters the amount on PS Form 17 as "Stock Received" (AIC 005).

2> Enters the total value amount on PS Form 3238 as "Stock Destroyed" (AIC 510 or 511).

3> Generate a PS Form 17 summary and forwards it to the DFO.

4> Submits the original PS Form 3238 to the Eagan ASC with the SSC's SOA.

5> Retains a certified copy of PS Form 3238 (provided by the SDC) to support the entry to AIC 510 or AIC 511.

447 Handling Accountable Paper Returns

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447.2 Receiving Migratory Bird Stamps

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447.23 Accounting for Unsold Bird Stamps

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Stamp Stock Return Committee

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1> Certifies the bird stamps for destruction and signs all PS Forms 17.

2> Enters the certified amount from PS Form 17 into the SSS.

3> Submits PS Forms 17 to the SSC manager or designee.

4> Notifies the SSC manager when there will be a time lag in destroying stock and when the stock is finally destroyed. The SSC manager records the stock on a log pending destruction.

[Revise heading of the next section to read as follows:]

SSC Manager

[Revise items 1-3 to read as follows:]

1> Submits a PS Form 17 summary to the DFO.

2> Records the destruction to AIC 511.

3> Submits the signed PS Form 17 with the SOA to Eagan ASC.

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45 Destroying Stamp Stock

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[Revise heading of 453 to read as follows:]

452 Stamp Destruction Committee

452.1 Responsibilities

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The stamp destruction committee (SDC) is an ad hoc group of career postal employees with the following responsibilities:

Counting and verifying stamp stock submitted for destruction with PS Forms 17.

Logging on a spreadsheet the following information:

1. From PS Forms 17, the finance number and unit ID of the shipper and the amount submitted for destruction.

2. Date of destruction.

3. Actual amount destroyed.

4. Net difference amount (if there is a discrepancy).

Destroying the non-salable stamps, stamped paper, and philatelic products.

After destruction, forwarding the certified PS Forms 17 to the SDO or SSC.

If a discrepancy exists, forwarding the spreadsheet and a certified PS Form 17 to the district finance manager and the local inspector in charge, Attention: Financial Investigations Team.

Understanding and following the policy and procedures of stamp stock destruction.

Reporting any deviation from established procedures to the district finance manager and Inspection Service.

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[Revise heading of 453.5 to read as follows:]

453.5 Destroying Stamp Stock (Stamp Destruction Committee)

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To destroy stamp stock, two members must do the following:

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[Revise item 2 to read as follows:]

2> Verify that the amounts entered on PS Forms 17 agree with the actual count.

A third member must do the following:

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[Revise item 3 to read as follows:]

3> Record the correct number and write the value of the stock in words on each PS Form 17.

All three members must do the following:

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1> Initial any corrections made to PS Forms 17.

2> Witness the actual destruction and remain at the on- site destruction area to ensure the items have been totally destroyed.

3> Sign all copies of PS Forms 17 after 1) the stock has been completely destroyed and 2) the value of the stock destroyed has been written in words on each PS Form 17.

4> Assign one of the three members to:

a. Enter the date the stock was destroyed on each form.

b. Return the certified PS Forms 17 to the SDO or SSC manager.

c. File a copy of PS Form 17 with the SDC records.

[Delete the note.]

454 Receiving Stock

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[Revise the second paragraph to read as follows:]

All stock submitted for destruction in an area served by an SDO must be addressed to the SDO. The SDO then provides the SDC with the stock and two copies of PS Form 17 remitted from the originating SFAP or non-SFAP office.

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457 Handling Discrepancies in Stock to Be Destroyed

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Offices Served by SDO

1> After destruction of stamp stock, the SDC forwards the certified PS Form 17 to the SDO.

2> The SDO makes entries into the "Stock Destroyed Modification Code 8" account for the amount destroyed.

3> The SDO enters net discrepancy amounts as "Adjustments" and a reason code and debits or credits the SDO finance number expense account.

4> The SDO files the certified PS Form 17 as supporting documentation of "Adjustments."

Note: The DFO monitors and analyzes discrepancy amounts in spreadsheets provided by the SDC. The district finance manager determines if the amount of discrepancy warrants a journal voucher transfer of expense amount to the corresponding unit ID.

Offices Served by SSC

1> After destruction of the stamp stock, the SDC forwards the certified PS Form 17 to the SSC manager.

2> The SSC makes entries into the "Stock Destroyed Modification Code 8" account, for the amount destroyed per item number.

3> The SDO enters net discrepancy amounts as "Adjustments" and a reason code and debits or credits the SSC finance number expense account.

4> The SSC manager submits a journal voucher to transfer the net discrepancy expense amount to the corresponding district finance numbers.

Note: The DFO monitors and analyzes discrepancy spreadsheets provided by the SDC.

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Appendix B Numerical Listing of Forms with Retention Period

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[Revise the title of PS Form 17 to read "Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return".]

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Appendix E Forms Index

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[Revise the title of PS Form 17 to read "Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return".]

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- Revenue and Field Accounting,
Finance, 8-8-02

PS Form 17, June 2002: Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return.


International Mail

NEW EDITION

International Mail Manual Issue 27

Copies of International Mail Manual (IMM) Issue 27 (dated June 30, 2002) were recently shipped to all Postal Service installations. All previous issues of the IMM are obsolete, so please recycle them immediately.

If you need additional copies of IMM 27, you may order them from the Material Distribution Center (MDC) by one of the following means:

Touch Tone Order Entry: Call 800-332-0317, choose option 1, then option 2.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, choose option 8, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message (wait 48 hours after registering before you place your first order).

e-mail: Complete PS Form 7380, MDC Supply Requisition (manually or by using F3Fill), and send it as an attachment to the e-mail address MDC Customer Service or to mcustome@email.usps.gov.

Mail: Mail a completed PS Form 7380 to the MDC at the following address:

SUPPLY REQUISITIONS
MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
500 SW GARY ORMSBY DR
TOPEKA KS 66624-9702

The relevant ordering information for IMM 27 is as follows:

PSN: 7610-02-000-9904
PSIN: IMMISSUE
Unit of Issue: EA
Quick Pick #: 032
Bulk Pack Quantity: 14
Price: $2.30 each
Edition Date: 06/02

IMM 27 is available on the web at three different locations: the Postal Explorer site, the Internet, and the corporate intranet:

Postal Explorer: at http://pe.usps.gov, click on International Mail Manual.

Internet: at www.usps.com, click on Info, then Postal Explorer, and then International Mail Manual.

Corporate intranet: at http://blue.usps.gov/cpim; click on Manuals.

All web sites also have links to 508-compliant text-only files.

We update the IMM online version as often as every 2 weeks to reflect any changes in the most recent issue of the Postal Bulletin. The online version is always more current than the existing printed version, so if you have web access and if practicable, you should check the online version when responding to customer inquiries about international mail issues.

- Marketing, International Business, 8-8-02

NEW FORMS

PS Forms 2970 and 8106

As a result of the most recent Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Beijing, the Postal Service is implementing a new version of the international mail dispatch form "Letter Bill - Exchange of Mails." The UPU designation for this form is "CN 31 (old C 12)." The Postal Service has incorporated this letter bill in two different forms: PS Form 2970 (April 2002) and PS Form 8106 (July 2001).

PS Form 2970 (page 139) is a single-ply cut-sheet form (8-1/2" x 11") that is intended for use by two types of offices: (1) international exchange offices using the Military/International Dispatch and Accountability System (MIDAS) Texas Instruments/Genicom document printers with top-load bin feeders, and (2) any authorized office needing to manually complete dispatch documentation (the office should make any needed copies by photocopying the original).

PS Form 8106 (page 140) is a single-ply, pin-fed, fan-fold, continuous-style form intended for use at international exchange offices using MIDAS Texas Instruments/Genicom document printers. (Previously, it was a triple-ply form intended to be completed manually.) PS Form 8106 comes in packages containing 1,000 forms and feeds directly into the bottom of the printer using the printer "tractors." Making this form available in a pin-fed version eliminates the use of top- load bin feeders and allows high-volume offices to reduce the frequency of reloading the forms into the printers.

Sites completing the letter bill manually should use current supplies until exhausted. MIDAS sites must install new MIDAS software immediately before switching to the new version. We have sent separate instructions for coordinating this software change to the affected offices.

You can order these forms from the Material Distribution Center (MDC) by one of the following means:

Touch Tone Order Entry: Call 800-332-0317, choose option 1, then option 2.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, choose option 8, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message (wait 48 hours after registering before you place your first order).

e-mail: Complete PS Form 7380, MDC Supply Requisition (manually or by using F3Fill), and send it as an attachment to the e-mail address MDC Customer Service or to mcustome@email.usps.gov.

Mail: Mail a completed PS Form 7380 to the MDC at the following address:

SUPPLY REQUISITIONS
MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
500 SW GARY ORMSBY DR
TOPEKA KS 66624-9702

The relevant ordering information for PS Form 2970 is as follows:

PSIN: PS2970
NSN: 7530-01-000-9831
Unit of Issue: SE
Quick Pick Number: N/A
Bulk Pack Quantity: (not applicable - print on demand item)
Price: $0.0161
Edition Date: 04/02

The relevant ordering information for PS Form 8106 is as follows:

PSIN: PS8106
NSN: 7530-02-000-7513
Unit of Issue: PG (1,000 per package)
Quick Pick Number: N/A
Bulk Pack Quantity: 3
Price: $11.0765
Edition Date: 07/01

- International Network Operations,
Network Operations Management, 8-8-02

PUBLICATION 51 CORRECTION

International Special Service Fees

In Postal Bulletin 22078 (6-13-02, pages 19-23), the article "IMM and Publication 51 Revision: International Special Service Fees" contained an incorrect price for the annual accounting fee for International Business Reply Service. Effective June 30, 2002, the annual accounting fee for International Business Reply Service was increased from $375.00 to $475.00.

Also, that article failed to include a notice that, effective June 30, 2002, the Global Express Mail (EMS) insurance coverage available at no additional cost was reduced from $500.00 to $100.00.

We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed version of Publication 51, and also into the online version of Publication 51, which can be accessed via Postal Explorer at http://pe.usps.gov.

Publication 51, International Postal Rates and Fees

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Categories of International Mail

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Global Express Mail (EMS)

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[Revise the second paragraph to read as follows:]

EMS shipments are insured against loss, damage, or rifling up to $100.00 at no additional cost. Optional insurance coverage for shipments above $100.00 is available for merchandise items only. The insurance fee is $1.00 for each $100.00 or fraction thereof up to a maximum indemnity limit of $5,000.00. Document reconstruction insurance above $100.00 is not available to any country. Unlike domestic Express Mail, EMS does not offer a money-back service guarantee.

* * * * *

Miscellaneous Services

* * * * *

International Business Reply Service

* * * * *

[Revise the last sentence in the second paragraph to read as follows:]

***To utilize this service, USPS customers must establish an advance deposit account for business reply mail, participate in the Qualified Business Reply Mail (QBRM) program, and pay both an annual $150.00 permit fee and an annual $475.00 accounting fee.

* * * * *

- International Marketing,
International Business, 8-8-02

ICM UPDATES

International Customized Mail

We have combined ICM updates into one Postal Bulletin article to save space and paper. Twelve ICM updates appear here.

On June 4, 2002, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement dated May 14, 2001. The Agreement was published on page 62 of Postal Bulletin 22057 (8-23-01). The Amendment modifies the Agreement to provide an extension to the existing Agreement. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail Service Agreement with this Qualifying Mailer and now makes public the following information regarding this Amendment:

a. Term: May 14, 2001, through June 30, 2002.

b. Type of mail: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

c. Destination countries: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

e. Minimum volume commitments: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

f. Worksharing: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

g. Rates: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

On June 11, 2002, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement dated January 1, 2001. The Agreement was published in Postal Bulletin 22044 (2-22-01, page 55). The purpose of this Amendment is to add Global Bulk Economy service to the Agreement. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with this Qualifying Mailer and now makes public the following information:

a. Term: January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2004.

b. Type of mail: Global Bulk Economy (GBE). Letter- post mail as defined in IMM 241 that meets all applicable mailing standards may be sent in this service. Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for Qualifying Mail.

c. Destination countries: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

e. Minimum volume commitments: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Tender GBE at the following locations: USPS New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC), 80 County Rd., Jersey City, NJ 07097-9998, or; USPS Oakland International Service Facility (OISF), 500 85th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94622.

2. Package mail as defined in IMM 241 that meets all applicable mailing standards.

3. Establish an advance deposit account or obtain a postage meter license issued by the Oakland, CA, Post Office, for mailings entered at OISF, and/or by the Newark, NJ, Post Office, for mailings entered at NJI&BMC. As an alternative, mailers who are participating in a PVDS program (see DMM750) may have the mail verified, accepted, and paid for at the mailer's plant or at the origin Post Office serving the mailer's plant if authorized under DMM P750.2.2. Plant-verified drop shipment mail must be transported by the Mailer to the drop shipment location, accompanied by PS Form 8125, Drop Shipment Clearance Document.

4. Present mailings to the Postal Service that have been physically separated by rate group, and specify the rate group on back of PS Tag 181 for country sacks and/or on the front of country pallet placards (when applicable).

5. Pay postage for GBE using an exclusive permit number.

g. Rates: Based on the Mailer's commitment to tender a minimum of $25 million in international postage in each calendar year of the Agreement, the mailer shall receive a discount of sixteen (16) percent off the base rates located in Exhibit 1 for Qualifying GBE mail.

Note: If Mailer does not tender at least $25 million in actual postage on an annualized basis, the Mailer must reimburse the Postal Service the amount of the additional discount if received above the discount earned subject to the Agreement in accordance with Exhibit 2.

Exhibit 1

Global Bulk Economy Base Rates

Rate Group Per-Piece + Per-Lb.
1 (Western Europe) $0.20 + $2.04
2 (Japan, Australia, New Zealand) 0.20 + 2.16
3 (Rest of World) 0.12 + 3.36

Guarantee, Exhibit 2, is modified to read as follows:

Exhibit 2

Total Annual
IPA, ISAL, EMS, Air M-bags,
and GBE Revenue*
Percentage
Discount
$2,000,000 - $4,999,999 5.00%
5,000,000 - 5,999,999 10.00
6,000,000 - 6,999,999 11.00
7,000,000 - 7,999,999 12.00
8,000,000 - 8,999,999 13.00
9,000,000 - 9,999,999 14.00
10,000,000 - 14,999,999 15.25
15,000,000 - 19,999,999 15.50
20,000,000 - 24,999,999 15.75
25,000,000 and over 16.00

* Actual revenue received after any discount is applied

On June 18, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM service (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for Qualifying Mail.

c. Destination country: Canada.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to:

1. Furnish the Mailer, or Mailing Agent(s), with the postal equipment and postal supplies necessary for the use of Qualifying Mail.

2. Provide the Mailer, or Mailing Agent(s), with any training necessary to prepare mail shipments in conformity with the requirements of Qualifying Mail.

3. Provide the Mailer with technical assistance necessary to prepare the necessary information linkages, electronic data files, and data exchanges.

4. Arrange with carriers to transport Qualifying Mail to Canada, where the proper authority will affect delivery.

5. Return Global Express Mail (EMS) items receiving Customs Prepayment in Canada, whether refused by an addressee or undeliverable, to the Mailer at the same fees as for merchandise return service listed in Exhibit 1.

6. Furnish the Mailer with tracking reports, if applicable to the service, and delivery performance reports on a regular basis.

7. Present, at the Mailer's request, a customized binding Proposal detailing the number of hours required to complete a harmonization process. The Proposal shall be presented before the process begins.

8. Apply a Postal Service shipping label and Customs documentation to each package intended for delivery in Canada.

9. Send an electronic data file to Canada that will allow the Custom's officials to review the contents of each shipment before the packages arrive.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum commitment of at least $500,000 in international postage for Qualifying Mail.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Establish the necessary linkages to exchange data transmissions.

2. Exchange electronic information with the Postal Service according to the specifications and instructions the Postal Service provides.

3. Pay postage for Qualifying Mail according to the rate chart in Exhibit 2.

4. Pay postage to the Postal Service, either directly or through a Mailing Agent(s), for all Qualifying Mail by use of a permit imprint subject to the conditions stated in DMM P040 (with the exception that DMM P040.1.1 shall not apply) and IMM 152.3.

5. Provide the Postal Service via fax or email with notification of new permit numbers used for Qualifying Mail, 1 week in advance of using the new permit numbers.

6. Provide Postal Service acceptance sites a schedule of mailings, including the intended date of tender, weight, volume, and location where mail will originate, in accordance with instructions the Postal Service provides.

7. Present mailings to the Postal Service at the appropriate Postal Service processing facility where the mailings shall be accepted.

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage for Qualifying Mail according to the rate chart in Exhibit 2.

Exhibit 1
Unopened, Undeliverable, and Refused Items, and Opened and Resealed Merchandise Return Service

Weight Not Over (lbs.) Canada
1 $7.25
2 8.25
3 9.00
4 9.75
5 10.50
6 11.25
7 12.00
8 12.75
9 13.75
10 14.25
11 15.00
12 15.75
13 16.50
14 17.25
15 18.00
16 19.00
17 19.75
18 20.50
19 21.25
20 22.00
21 22.50
22 23.25
23 24.25
24 25.00
25 25.75
26 26.50
27 27.25
28 28.00
29 29.00
30 29.75
31 30.50
32 $31.00
33 31.75
34 32.50
35 33.25
36 34.25
37 35.00
38 35.75
39 36.50
40 37.25
41 38.00
42 38.75
43 39.75
44 40.25
45 41.00
46 41.75
47 42.50
48 43.25
49 44.00
50 45.00
51 45.75
52 46.50
53 47.25
54 48.00
55 48.50
56 49.25
57 50.25
58 51.00
59 51.75
60 52.50
61 53.25
62 54.00
63 54.75
64 55.75
65 56.50
66 57.00

Exhibit 2
Global Express Mail (EMS) to Canada: Postal Service Labeling, Customs Pre-Advice, and Customs Prepayment

Weight Not Over (lbs.) Group 4
Canada
0.5 $10.58
1 10.98
2 11.38
3 12.05
4 12.59
5 13.26
6 14.47
7 15.68
8 16.89
9 18.10
10 19.31
11 20.51
12 21.72
13 22.93
14 24.14
15 25.35
16 26.56
17 27.77
18 28.98
19 30.18
20 31.39
21 32.60
22 33.81
23 35.02
24 36.23
25 37.44
26 38.65
27 39.85
28 41.06
29 42.27
30 43.48
31 44.69
32 45.90
33 47.11
34 48.31
35 49.52
36 50.73
37 51.94
38 53.15
39 54.36
40 55.57
41 56.78
42 57.98
43 59.19
44 60.40
45 61.61
46 62.82
47 64.03
48 65.24
49 66.45
50 67.65
51 68.86
52 70.07
53 71.28
54 72.49
55 73.70
56 74.91
57 76.12
58 77.32
59 78.53
60 79.74
61 80.95
62 82.16
Weight Not Over (lbs.) Group 4
Canada
63 83.37
64 84.58
65 85.78
66 86.99





On June 21, 2002, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail Service Agreement effective February 23, 2002. The Agreement was published in Postal Bulletin 22074 (4-18-02, page 64). The Amendment modifies the Agreement to add Economy Parcel Post and International Surface Air LiftTM (ISAL) services and to remove language reflecting Postal Service pickup at the Mailer's plant. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail Service Agreement with this qualifying mailer and now makes public the following information regarding this Amendment.

a. Term: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS), Airmail Parcel Post, International Priority AirmailTM (IPA), International Surface Air Lift ServiceTM (ISAL), and Economy Parcel Post. Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for Qualifying Mail.

c. Destination countries: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to:

1. Furnish the Mailer or its agent(s) with the postal equipment and postal supplies required for the use of Qualifying Mail.

2. Provide the Mailer or its agent(s) with any training necessary to prepare mail shipments in conformity with the requirements for Qualifying Mail.

3. Arrange with carriers to transport Qualifying Mail to international destinations where the proper authority will effect delivery.

4. Provide the Mailer with technical assistance necessary to prepare the necessary information linkages, electronic data files, and data exchanges.

5. Return EMS items refused by an addressee and undeliverable EMS items to the Mailer via EMS at no charge provided that the return rate is no more than four (4) percent of total volume.

6. Return Airmail and Economy Parcel Post items refused by an addressee and undeliverable Airmail and Economy Parcel Post items to the Mailer according to the provisions of IMM 771.

e. Minimum volume commitment: For Global Express Mail (EMS), Airmail Parcel Post, and Economy Parcel Post items, the Mailer is required to meet an annualized minimum commitment of 100,000 packages.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to dropship all mail to the J.T. Weeker International Service Center, 514 Express Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60688-9998, for Postal Service processing and dispatching.

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Pay postage for Economy Parcel Post items at the published rate at the time of mailing.

2. Pay postage for ISAL service at a rate of five (5) percent off the published rate at the time of mailing.

On July 2, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 16, 2002, through July 15, 2003.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 600 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 2, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 16, 2002, through July 15, 2005.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 600 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 2, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 16, 2002, through July 15, 2005.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 600 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 2, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 16, 2002, through July 15, 2003.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 600 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 11, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 25, 2002, through July 24, 2005.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of $20,000 in postage for EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at ten (10) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 16, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 30, 2002, through July 29, 2003.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 3,000 pieces of EMS or $60,000 in postage for EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at twelve (12) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 16, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 30, 2002, through July 29, 2003.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 600 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 16, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 30, 2002, through July 29, 2005.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 1,000 pieces of EMS or $20,000 in postage for EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at ten (10) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On July 16, 2002, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: July 30, 2002, through July 29, 2003.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum of 600 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or
Annualized Postage
Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

- International Business, 8-8-02


Philately

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 02-33

American Bats Commemorative Stamps

Stamp Announcement 02-33: American Bats Commemorative Stamps, copyright USPS 2001.

The Postal Service will issue four 37-cent American Bats commemorative stamps (Item 453000) in a pressure- sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps on September 13, 2002, in Austin, Texas. The stamps, designed by Phil Jordan, Falls Church, Virginia, and photographed by Merlin D. Tuttle, Austin, Texas, go on sale nationwide September 14, 2002. The pane may be split, and the stamps may be sold individually.

The American Bats commemorative stamps feature photographs of four different types of bats that live in the continental United States: the red bat, the pallid bat, the spotted bat, and the leaf-nosed bat. Of approximately 950 bat species in the world, 45 species are found in North America. The only true flying mammals, bats have long been feared and misunderstood, but are actually beneficial to humans. Bats help balance populations of night-flying insects, including mosquitoes and pests that cost farmers billions of dollars annually. Bats are vital to the pollination of desert plants in the American Southwest. Contrary to popular myth, bats are not blind, and many have superb night vision. Also contrary to myth, contracting rabies from bats is extremely remote and studies have shown that bats accounted for an average of only 1.5 human deaths annually during the past 20 years in the United States and Canada combined.

Issue: American Bats
Item Number: 453000
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Commemorative
Format: Pane of 20 (4 designs)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: September 13, 2002,
Austin, TX 78710
Designer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Art Director: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Typographer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Photographer: Merlin D. Tuttle, Austin, TX
Modeler: Donald H. Woo
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomec, 3000
Engraver: Armotek Industries
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 111 million stamps
Paper Type: Phosphored Tagged, Block
Gum Type: Pressure Sensitive
Processed at: Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Black,
Line black,
blank PMS 346 (Light green),
PMS 667 (Light purple)
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area (w x h): 1.41 x 0.84 in./35.81 x 21.34 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 1.56 x 0.99 in./39.62 x 25.15 mm
Pane Size (w x h): 7.458 x 8.70 in./189.43 x 220.98 mm
Plate Size: 120 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "S" followed by seven (7) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2001 USPS" • Price • Plate numbers in all four corners • Plate position diagram • 2 barcodes on back • Header
Catalog Item Number(s): 453020 Block of 4 - $1.48
453030 Block of 10 - $3.70
453040 Full pane w/plate
no. - $7.40
453063 First day cover,
set of 4 - $3.00
453093 Full pane of 20 w/FDC,
set of 4 - $10.40

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

AMERICAN BATS COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS
POSTMASTER
8225 CROSS PARK DR
AUSTIN TX 78710-9998

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by October 15, 2002.

Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog. Customers may request a free catalog by telephoning 800-STAMP-24 or writing to:

INFORMATION FULFILLMENT
DEPT 6270
US POSTAL SERVICE
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014

First day covers remain on sale for at least 1 year after the stamps' issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution: 37-Cent American Bats Commemorative Stamps, Item 453000

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive their full standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA sheet stamp. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (40,000 stamps).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices for their full standard automatic distribution quantities using PS Form 3309, Advice of Shipment/Stamp Invoice, and PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before September 9, 2002.

Philatelic Requirement

SDOs with authorized philatelic centers will receive an automatic distribution of these stamps in six positions for subsequent distribution to each philatelic window.

SDOs That Serve This Many Philatelic Windows... Will Receive This Quantity of the American Bats Stamps,
Item 453000
...
1 12,000
2 24,000
3 36,000
4 48,000
5 60,000
6 72,000
7 84,000
8 96,000
9 108,000
12 144,000
13 156,000
16 192,000
19 228,000

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional stamps must requisition them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional stamps must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 800,000 additional stamps, and the Denver APD will receive 360,000 additional stamps.

Sales Policy

All Post Offices must acquire and maintain a supply of each new commemorative stamp as long as customer demand exists, until inventory is depleted, or until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder additional quantities using their normal ordering procedures.

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations and Public Policy, 8-8-02

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 02-34

Women in Journalism Commemorative Stamps

Stamp Announcement 02-34: Women in Journalism Commemorative Stamps, copyright USPS 2001.

The Postal Service will issue four 37-cent Women in Journalism commemorative stamps (Item 453200) in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps on September 14, 2002, in Fort Worth, Texas. The stamps, designed and illustrated by Fred Otnes, West Redding, Connecticut, go on sale nationwide September 15, 2002. The pane may be split, and the stamps may be sold individually.

In 2002, the Postal Service pays tribute to four accomplished women in journalism with this pane of 20 stamps. Each woman journalist is being honored on a postage stamp for the first time. Nellie Bly, Ida M. Tarbell, Marguerite Higgins, and Ethel L. Payne blazed the trail for women in the field of journalism and entered the field of investigative journalism, war correspondence, and political reporting. Through their work they won awards and fame and opened doors for future women journalists.

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

WOMEN IN JOURNALISM COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS
POSTMASTER
DOWNTOWN STATION
251 WEST LANCASTER AVE
FORT WORTH TX 76102-9998

Issue: Women in Journalism
Item Number: 453200
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Commemorative
Format: Pane of 20 with header (4 designs)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: September 14, 2002,
Fort Worth, TX 76161
Designer: Fred Otnes, West Redding, CT
Art Director: Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA
Typographer: John Boyd, New York, NY
Artist: Fred Otnes, West Redding, CT
Modeler: Donald H. Woo
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomec, 3000
Engraver: Armotek Industries
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 61 million stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, Type I
Gum Type: Pressure Sensitive
Processed at: Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Black
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area (w x h): 1.41 x 1.075 in./35.81 x 27.31 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 1.56 x 1.225 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm
Pane Size (w x h): 7.458 x 7.625 in./189.43 x
193.68 mm
Plate Size: 120 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "S" followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2001 USPS" • Price • Plate numbers in all four corners • Plate position diagram • Header and text
Catalog Item Number(s): 453240 Pane of 20 w/plate no. & selvage - $7.40
453230 Block of 10 - $3.70
453220 Block of 4 - $1.48
453263 First Day Cover
(set of 4) - $3.00
453293 Full pane w/FDC
(set of 4) - $10.40

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by October 15, 2002.

Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog.

Customers may request a free catalog by telephoning 800-STAMP-24 or writing to:

INFORMATION FULFILLMENT
DEPT 6270
US POSTAL SERVICE
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014

First day covers remain on sale for at least 1 year after the stamps' issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution: 37-Cent Women in Journalism Commemorative Stamps, Item 453200

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive one-half of their standard automatic distribution quantities for a PSA sheet stamp. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (40,000 stamps).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices for one-half of their standard automatic distribution quantities using PS Form 3309, Advice of Shipment/Stamp Invoice, and PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before September 9, 2002.

Philatelic Requirement

SDOs with authorized philatelic centers will receive an automatic distribution of these stamps in six positions for subsequent distribution to each philatelic window.

SDOs That Serve This Many Philatelic Windows... Will Receive This Quantity of theWomen in Journalism Commemorative Stamps,
Item 453200
...
1 12,000
2 24,000
3 36,000
4 48,000
5 60,000
6 72,000
7 84,000
8 96,000
9 108,000
12 144,000
13 156,000
16 192,000
19 228,000

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional stamps must requisition them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional stamps must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 200,000 additional stamps, and the Denver APD will receive 80,000 additional stamps.

Sales Policy

All Post Offices must acquire and maintain a supply of each new commemorative stamp as long as customer demand exists, until inventory is depleted, or until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder additional quantities using their normal ordering procedures.

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations and Public Policy, 8-8-02

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 02-35

Neuter or Spay Commemorative Stamps

Stamp Announcement 02-35: Neuter or Spay Commemorative Stamps, copyright USPS 2001.

The Postal Service will issue two 37-cent Neuter or Spay commemorative stamps (Item 452500) in a pressure- sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps on September 20, 2002, in Denver, Colorado. The stamps, designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, and based on photographs taken by Sally Andersen-Bruce, go on sale nationwide September 20, 2002. The pane may be split, and the stamps may be sold individually.

An estimated 70,000 cats and dogs are born each day in the United States. Animal shelters and veterinarians urge pet owners to spay or neuter their pets in order to combat the problem of animal overpopulation. Spaying and neutering pets can lead to better health and longer lives. The puppy, Kirby, and kitten, Samantha, featured on the stamp pane were adopted from no-kill animal shelters, and both are enjoying life in Connecticut. With the issuance of these stamps, the Postal Service continues its tradition of raising public awareness of social issues.

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

NEUTER OR SPAY COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS
POSTMASTER
951 20TH ST
DENVER CO 80202-9998

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by October 21, 2002.

Issue: Neuter or Spay
Item Number: 452500
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Commemorative
Format: Pane of 20 (2 designs)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: September 20, 2002,
Denver, CO 80202
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Photographer: Sally Andersen-Bruce,
New Milford, CT
Modeler: Donald H. Woo
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomec, 3000
Engraver: Armotek Industries
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 200 million stamps
Paper Type: Phosphor Tagged, Block
Gum Type: Pressure Sensitive
Processed at: Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Black,
Line black
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area (w x h): 1.41 x 1.075 in./35.81 x 27.31 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 1.56 x 1.225 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm
Pane Size (w x h): 7.458 x 7.625 in./189.43 x
193.68 mm
Plate Size: 120 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "S" followed by five (5) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2001 USPS" • Price • Plate numbers in all four corners • Plate position diagram • Header
Catalog Item Number(s): 452540 Pane of 20 w/plate no & Header - $7.40
452530 Block of 10 - $3.70
452520 Block of 4 - $1.48
452563 First Day Cover
(set of 2) - $1.50
452593 Pane of 20 & First Day Cover (set of 2) - $8.90

Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog. Customers may request a free catalog by telephoning 800-STAMP-24 or writing to:

INFORMATION FULFILLMENT
DEPT 6270
US POSTAL SERVICE
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014

First day covers remain on sale for at least 1 year after the stamps' issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution: 37-Cent Neuter or Spay Commemorative Stamp, Item 452500

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive double their full standard automatic distribution quantity, shipped in two equal waves. Wave 1 shipments began July 23, 2002, and will be completed August 21, 2002. Wave 2 shipments will begin September 18, 2002, and will be completed October 9, 2002. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (40,000 stamps).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

From wave 1 shipments, SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices for their full standard automatic distribution quantities using PS Form 3309, Advice of Shipment/Stamp Invoice, and PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before September 16, 2002.

Philatelic Requirement

SDOs with authorized philatelic centers will receive an automatic distribution of these stamps in six positions for subsequent distribution to each philatelic window.

SDOs That Serve This Many Philatelic Windows... Will Receive This Quantity of the Neuter or Spay Commemorative Stamps,
Item 452500
...
1 12,000
2 24,000
3 36,000
4 48,000
5 60,000
6 72,000
7 84,000
8 96,000
9 108,000
12 144,000
13 156,000
16 192,000
19 228,000

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional stamps must requisition them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional stamps must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and, New York APDs will each receive 2,200,000 additional stamps, and the Denver APD will receive 880,000 additional stamps.

Sales Policy

All Post Offices must acquire and maintain a supply of each new commemorative stamp as long as customer demand exists, until inventory is depleted, or until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder additional quantities using their normal ordering procedures.

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations and Public Policy, 8-8-02

Pictorial Cancellations Announcement

As a community service, the Postal Service offers pictorial cancellations to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. A list of events for which pictorial cancellations are authorized appears below. If available, the sponsor of the pictorial cancellation appears in italics under the date. Also provided, as space permits, are illustrations of those cancellations that were reproducible and available at press time.

People attending these local events may obtain the cancellation in person at the temporary Post Office station established there. Those who cannot attend the event, but who wish to obtain the cancellation, may submit a mail order request. Pictorial cancellations are available only for the dates indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial cancellation date.

All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class Mail® postage. Items submitted for cancellation may not include postage issued after the date of the requested cancellation. Such items will be returned unserviced.

Customers wishing to obtain a cancellation should affix stamps to any envelope or postcard of their choice, address the envelope or postcard to themselves or others,insert a card of postcard thickness in envelopes for sturdiness, and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to: PICTORIAL CANCELLATIONS, followed by the NAME OF THE STATION,ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP + 4 CODE, exactly as listed below (using all capitals and no punctuation, except the hyphen in the ZIP + 4 code).

Customers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for cancellation, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address. After applying the pictorial cancellation, the Postal Service returns the items (with or without addresses) under addressed protective cover.

The following cancellations have been extended for 30 days.

June 15, 2002

Chamber of Commerce

STEAD DAYS STATION

POSTMASTER

425 NORTH 6TH ST

BEATRICE NE 68310-9998

June 22, 2002

Lewis and Clarks Bicentennial/Shannon Trail Committee

WHERE IS PVT SHANNON STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

VERDIGRE NE 68783-9998

June 27, 2002

HEROES STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

FRESNO CA 93706-9998

July 1, 2002

DUCK STAMP STATION

SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

900 BRENTWOOD RD NE

WASHINGTON DC 20066-7205

August 9, 2002

Sandhills Open Road Challenge Committee

SANDHILLS STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

ARNOLD NE 69120-9998

Sandhills Open Road Challenge Committee

SANDHILLS STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

CALLAWAY NE 68825-9998

July 9, 2002
WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER STATION
SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS
900 BRENTWOOD RD NE
WASHINGTON DC 20066-7205
July 11, 2002
Shelby County Firefighters
HEROES OF 2001 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SHELBYVILLE KY 40065-9998
July 12, 2002
Galata Boosters
JULY 12 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GALATA MT 59444-9998
July 26-28, 2002
SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MAYVILLE MI 48744-9998
July 26, 2002
CRUZIN STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MONTAGUE MI 49437-9998
July 26-August 3, 2002
Chamber of Commerce
DODGE CITY DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
700 CENTRAL AVE
DODGE CITY KS 67801-9998
July 26, 2002
Grapevine Post Office
INSTALLATION STATION
POSTMASTER
1251 WILLIAM D TATE AVE
GRAPEVINE TX 76051-9998
July 27, 2002
Phippsburg Congregational Church
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH BUILDING BICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
520 MAIN RD
PHIPPSBURG ME 04562-9998
July 27, 2002
SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 REUNION STATION
POSTMASTER
315 WEST PERSHING RD ROOM 507
KANSAS CITY MO 64108-9998
August 1-2, 2002
West Central Technical College
MURPHY CAMPUS GRAND OPENING STATION
POSTMASTER
86 ATLANTIC AVE
WACO GA 30182-9998
August 2, 2002
Town of Rockland
LOBSTER FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
21 LIMEROCK ST
ROCKLAND ME 04841-9998
August 2, 2002
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
RAISE THE ROOF STATION
POSTMASTER
1501 SOUTH CLINTON ST
FORT WAYNE IN 46802-9998
August 2, 2002
Village of Leesburg
BICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LEESBURG OH 45135-9998
August 2, 2002
Chehalis - Centralia Railroad
CHEHALIS CENTRALIA RR STATION
POSTMASTER
225 NW CASCADE AVE
CHEHALIS WA 98532-9998
August 2-4, 2002
Charlestown Chamber of Commerce
SEAFOOD STATION
POSTMASTER
3970 OLD POST RD
CHARLESTOWN RI 02813-9998
August 3, 2002
COMING AND POW WOW STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WHITE CLOUD MI 49349-9998
August 3, 2002
Downtown Leavittsburg Improvement Association
CANOE CITY STATION
POSTMASTER
3825 WEST MARKET ST
LEAVITTSBURG OH 44430-9998
August 3, 2002
Bay Port Chamber of Commerce
25TH ANNUAL FISH SANDWICH FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BAY PORT MI 48720-9998
August 3, 2002
Florence Celebration Committee
170 YEAR ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
FLORENCE MO 65329-9998
August 6-8, 2002
Empire Farm Days Committee
EMPIRE FARM DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
38 STATE ST
SENECA FALLS NY 13148-9998
August 7, 2002
60TH ANNIVERSARY FIRST MARINE DIVISION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SOUTH BOSTON VA 24592-9998
August 7-18, 2002
Lions Club
GA MOUNTAIN FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
118 NORTH MAIN ST
HIAWASSEE GA 30546-9998
August 8, 2002
SPEEDWAY STATION
POSTMASTER
125 WEST SOUTH ST
INDIANAPOLIS IN 46206-9998
August 8, 2002
Mall of America and USPS
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION STATION
POSTMASTER
254 NORTH GARDEN
BLOOMINGTON MN 55425-9998
August 8, 2002
USPS
MISSOURI STATE FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
405 EAST 5TH
SEDALIA MO 65301-9998
August 8-9, 2002
FinnFest USA 02 - Minnesota
FINNFEST USA STATION
POSTMASTER
100 SOUTH 1ST ST
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55401-9998
August 9, 2002
Chehalis - Centralia Railroad
CHEHALIS CENTRALIA RR STATION
POSTMASTER
225 NORTHWEST CASCADE AVE
CHEHALIS WA 98532-9998
August 9, 2002
National Historic Trails Center Grand Opening Ceremony
PONY EXPRESS STATION
POSTMASTER
236 TEXAS
EVANSVILLE WY 82636-9998
August 9, 2002
Charles A and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LITTLE FALLS MN 56345-9998
August 9, 2002
Town of Hoosick Falls
WOODS MEMORIAL PARK STATION
POSTMASTER
35 MAIN ST
HOOSICK FALLS NY 12090-9998
August 9-10, 2002
Heart of the Woods Quilt Guild
HEART OF THE WOODS STATION
POSTMASTER
345 2ND AVE EAST
ELY MN 55731-9998
August 9-11, 2002
USS Nathan Hale Chapter #68 University Ship Cancellation Society
46TH USCS CONVENTION STATION
POSTMASTER
528 MAIN ST
CROMWELL CT 06416-9998
August 9-11 , 2002
Muncie Visitors Bureau
BALLOON STATION
POSTMASTER
501 WEST MEMORIAL DR
MUNCIE IN 47302-9998
August 10, 2002
Burlington Parks and Recreation
LATINO STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BURLINGTON VT 05402-9998
August 10, 2002
Great Lakes Love Maritime Museum
LAKE LORE ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SEBEWAING MI 48759-9998
August 10, 2002
Kool Aid Days 2002
KOOL AID DAYS 2002 CITY AUDITORIUM STATION
POSTMASTER
300 NORTH KANSAS AVE
HASTINGS NE 68901-9998
August 10, 2002
The Silver Bay Association
SILVER BAY CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER BAY NY 12874-9998
August 10, 2002
Vienna Bicentennial Committee
BICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
8 KIMBALL POND RD
VIENNA ME 04360-9998
August 10, 2002
City of Little Falls
CANAL CELEBRATION STATION
POSTMASTER
25 WEST MAIN ST
LITTLE FALLS NY 13365-9998
August 10, 2002
The Village of Sylvan Beach
CANAL FEST STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SYLVAN BEACH NY 13157-9998
August 10, 2002
Ticonderoga Historical Association
FATHER JOGUES STATION
POSTMASTER
169 CHAMPLAIN AVE
TICONDEROGA NY 12883-9998
August 10, 2002
Urich Reunion Association
REUNION STATION
POSTMASTER
310 NORTH MAIN ST
URICH MO 64788-9998
August 10, 2002
Old Settlers Celebration
BEST LITTLE CITY OUT WEST STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
INDIANOLA NE 69034-9998
August 10, 2002
New Vineyard Bicentennial Committee
BICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
18 LAKE ST
NEW VINEYARD ME 04956-9998
August 10, 2002
Sandhills Open Road Challenge Committee
SANDHILLS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
DUNNING NE 68833-9998
August 10, 2002
Clifton Fine Central School
CLIFTON FINE CSD STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
STAR LAKE NY 13690-9998
August 10, 2002
OSHTEMO DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
OSHTEMO MI 49077-9998
August 10, 2002
Schoharie County Historical Society
THE BATTLE OF THE FLOCKEY ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
162 NORTH MAIN ST
SCHOHARIE NY 12157-9998
August 10, 2002
Rick Medlinger
HASTINGS CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
115 WEST MAIN
HASTINGS OK 73548-9998
August 10, 2002
Montgomery County 4H
MONTGOMERY COUNTY 4H FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
1117 BRIDGE RD
CREAMERY PA 19430-9998
August 10, 2002
Back to the Tower Committee
BACK TO THE TOWER STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
OGILVIE MN 56358-9998
August 10, 2002
Strait Stamp Club
STRAIT STAMP SHOW STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SEQUIM WA 98382-9998
August 10, 2002
City of Albany
GRAND OPENING STATION
POSTMASTER
PHILATELIC CLERK
50001 COLONIE CENTER MALL
ALBANY NY 12205-9998
August 10, 2002
COVERED BRIDGE DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BRODHEAD WI 53520-9998
August 10, 2002
ELAND DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ELAND WI 54427-9998
August 10, 2002
HEROES OF 2001 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HILLSDALE NY 12529-9998
August 10-11, 2002
Mitchell County Historical Society
CEDAR VALLEY MEMORIES STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ORCHARD IA 50460-9998
August 10-11, 2002
Pipestone County Historical Society
CIVIL WAR DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
PIPESTONE MN 56164-9998
August 13-18, 2002
Altamont Fair Committee
ALTAMONT FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
108 PARK ST
ALTAMONT NY 12009-9998
August 14, 2002
OREGON CALIFORNIA TRAILS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION STATION
POSTMASTER
2000 VASSAR ST
RENO NV 89510-9998
August 15-17 , 2002
Ross Park Zoo Teddy Bear Artist Invitational
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TEDDY BEAR STATION
POSTMASTER
115 HENRY ST
BINGHAMTON NY 13902-9998
August 15-17, 2002
The National Trappers Association
NTA CONVENTION STATION
POSTMASTER
153 EAST SOUTH ST
MANSFIELD OH 44901-9998
August 16, 2002
USPS
TEDDY BEAR STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MILTON VT 05468-9998
August 16, 2002
USPS
TEDDY BEAR STATION
POSTMASTER
13127 BROADWAY
ALDEN NY 14004-9998
August 16, 2002
USPS
TEDDY BEAR STATION
POSTMASTER
13127 BROADWAY
ALDEN NY 14004-9998
August 16, 2002
Norris City Post Office
TEDDY BEARS 100TH BIRTHDAY STATION
POSTMASTER
210 EAST MAIN
NORRIS CITY IL 62869-9998
August 16, 2002
Tongass National Forest Centennial Celebration
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WRANGELL AK 99929-9998
August 16, 2002
Civil War Battlefield Museum
BATTLE OF LONE JACK COMMEMORATION STATION
POSTMASTER
309 NORTH BYNUM RD
LONE JACK MO 64070-9998
August 16, 2002
The Hugging Bear Inn and Shoppe
TEDDY BEAR CONVENTION STATION
POSTMASTER
203 SOUTH MAIN ST
CHESTER VT 05143-9998
August 16-18, 2002
City of Orwell
STAGECOACH DAYS GRAND VALLEY FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
47 SOUTH MAIN ST
ORWELL OH 44076-9998
August 16-18, 2002
Parkersburg coming Committee
COMING STATION
POSTMASTER
1050 MARKET ST
PARKERSBURG WV 26101-9998
August 17, 2002
Lilly Reunion
LILLY REUNION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
FLAT TOP WV 25841-9998
August 17, 2002
Ellicottville Children 1st Festival
ELLICOTTVILLE CHILDREN 1ST FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ELLICOTTVILLE NY 14731-9998
August 17, 2002
Lidderdale Centennial Committee
CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LIDDERDALE IA 51452-9998
August 17, 2002
ANTIQUE VILLAGE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WEST BRANCH MI 48661-9998
August 17, 2002
FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
PORTAGE WI 53901-9998
August 17, 2002
Lost and Found Inc
CARNATION FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
4210 WADSWORTH BLVD
WHEAT RIDGE CO 80033-9998
August 17, 2002
ONWARD STORE STATION
POSTMASTER
138 WALNUT ST
ROLLING FORK MS 39159-9998
August 17, 2002
Suquamish Tribe
CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS COMMEMORATIVE STATION
POSTMASTER
18485 AUGUSTA AVE NE
SUQUAMISH WA 98392-9998
August 17, 2002
Shermansdale Community Fire Company
50TH ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SHERMANS DALE PA 17090-9998
August 17, 2002
1834 Hams Fork Rendezvous
GRANGER RENDEZVOUS STATION
POSTMASTER
102 PINE ST
GRANGER WY 82934-9998
August 17, 2002
Sheldon Picnic Committee
SHELDON OLD SETTLERS PICNIC STATION
POSTMASTER
300 MAIN ST
SHELDON MO 64784-9998
August 17, 2002
Discover Downsville Committee
DISCOVER DOWNSVILLE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
DOWNSVILLE WI 54735-9998
August 17, 2002
Joseph R Brown Heritage Society
HENDERSON SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HENDERSON MN 56044-9998
August 17-18, 2002
POLISH TOWN USA STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
RIVERHEAD NY 11901-9998
August 17-18, 2002
PA Chautauqua
ART SHOW STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MOUNT GRENTA PA 17064-9998
August 18, 2002
USPS
HEROES OF 2001 STATION
POSTMASTER
245 OLD ROUTE 30
MCKNIGHTSTOWN PA 17343-9998
August 18, 2002
Kauffman Public Library
BEGINNING THE NEXT CHAPTER STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SUNBURY PA 17801-9998
August 19, 2002
FRANKLIN PARK STATION
POSTMASTER
25 DORCHESTER AVE RM 4009
BOSTON MA 02205-9600
August 16, 2002
Elizabethtown Fair Committee
29TH ANNUAL ELIZABETHTOWN FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ELIZABETHTOWN PA 17022-9998
August 19-24, 2002
Harford Agricultural Society
HARFORD FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SOUTH MONTROSE PA 18843-9998
August 20, 2002
HEROES OF 2001 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
RHINEBECK NY 12572-9998
August 20-22, 2002
Penn State AG Progress Days
AG PROGRESS DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
237 FRASER ST
STATE COLLEGE PA 16801-9998

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations and Public Policy, 8-8-02

Special Cancellation Die Hubs

Postmasters and plant managers who have any of the special cancellation die hubs listed below may use them for the periods designated. At the end of the period, these die hubs must be withdrawn and stored. Postmasters and plant managers who do not have these special die hubs may not request them from the sponsors.

Cancellation Period of Use
Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires April 1-Oct. 31
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Sept. 1-Sept. 30
Peace Corps Anniversary, Making a Difference Sept. 1-Oct. 31
Employ People With Disabilities Sept. 1-Nov. 30
Give to the United Way Sept. 15-Nov. 15
Learn About Lupus, October Is Lupus Awareness Month Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Radon Action Week, Protect Your Family, Test Your Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Support Infection Control Week Oct. 1-Nov. 30
Help Retarded Children Nov. 1-Nov. 30
Military Families Recognition Day Nov. 1-Nov. 30
National Adoption Month Nov. 1-Nov. 30
National Philanthropy Day, Love of Humankind Nov. 1-Nov. 30
Use Christmas Seals, Support Your Lung Association Nov. 8-Dec. 31
Support American Education Week Nov. 10-Nov. 30
Autistic Children, Hope Through Research and Education Dec. 1-Dec. 31
- Mail Preparation and Standards,
Pricing and Classification, 8-8-02


Post Offices

FY2003 A/P Planner in Material Distribution Center

The FY2003 A/P Action Planner has been updated and contains relevant and useful information to assist you in generating revenue and in satisfying the needs of your employees and customers.

The FY2003 A/P Action Planner is now in the Material Distribution Center (MDC). There is no automatic distribution of these planners. The individual cost is $2.93.

You can order the FY2003 A/P Action Planner by one of the following means:

Touch Tone Order Entry: Call 800-332-0317, choose option 1, then option 2.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, choose option 8, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message (wait 48 hours after registering before you place your first order).

e-mail: Complete PS Form 7380, MDC Supply Requisition (manually or by using F3Fill), and send it as an attachment to the e-mail address MDC Customer Service or to mcustome@email.usps.gov.

Mail: Mail a completed PS Form 7380 to the MDC at the following address:

SUPPLY REQUISITIONS
MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
500 SW GARY ORMSBY DR
TOPEKA KS 66624-9702

The relevant ordering information for the FY2003 A/P Action Planner is as follows:

PSIN: O101
Description: FY2003 A/P Action Planner
PSN: 7610-03-000-5022
Unit of Issue: EA (each)
Minimum Order Quantity: 1
Bulk Pack Quantity: 28
Price: $2.93

- Customer Events,
Service and Market Development, 8-8-02

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS/REMINDER

Miscellaneous Cardboard Boxes

If your local supply of Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) rolling stock is insufficient, you may consult with your Area Mail Transport Equipment specialist (AMTES) to order miscellaneous cardboard boxes as a substitute for the rolling stock.

If the AMTES can validate that your local supply of MTE rolling stock is insufficient, he or she will check on the local availability of reusable miscellaneous cardboard boxes.

Finally, if the AMTES finds that no MTE rolling stock and no reusable miscellaneous cardboard are available, your AMTES may place an order for miscellaneous cardboard boxes through one of the two (2) national contracts. Those contracts are the mandated sources.

- Mail Transport Equipment,
Network Operations, Management, 8-8-02

REMINDER

Retrieval of Plastic Label Holders

We have been notified that postal facility opening units (LDC 010) are not saving the plastic label holders used to close and address plastic sacks destinating at their locations. We have also noted that the national inventory of plastic label holders has fallen far below the inventory levels of sacks on which they are used.

Plastic label holders are reusable and must not be thrown away. Do not intentionally remove them from the draw tapes of sacks on which they are attached. After emptying each plastic sack, remove the label from the label holder, and prepare the sack/label holder combination for return to the serving Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) service center.

Consolidate separated label holders from their sacks for return to the MTE service center, along with the sacks. Please contact your serving area mail transport equipment specialist (AMTES) for more site-specific shipping information.

Following is a list of AMTESs and their contact information.

Area AMTES Telephone Number
Capital Metro Martin, Eddie 301-618-4402
Eastern Hunt, Darla 412-494-2871
blank Ward, Delonda 412-494-2879
Great Lakes Cebulski, Bob 630-539-4739
blank Moreland, Ray 630-539-4449
New York Metro Ascone, Ben 646-473-3729
Northeast Croce, Diane 860-285-7163
blank Marker, Linda 860-285-7130
Pacific Jackson, J.C. 510-292-2468
Southeast Bailey, Paul J. 901-747-7275
Southwest Coffey, Earl 214-819-8825
Western Tracy, Bob 303-313-5241
blank Creason, Dale 303-313-5824

- Mail Transport Equipment,
Network Operations Management, 8-8-02


Retail

NOTICE

Fee Increase - Passport Applications

Effective August 19, 2002, the execution fee charged by the Postal Service for passport applications will be increased from $15 to $30. This change is applicable to Form DS-11, Application for U.S. Passport or Registration.

The Department of State, Passport Services Office, will issue a new form reflecting the new fee. The old form may be used until Monday, August 19, 2002, but should be discarded and recycled after that date. Customers may continue to use the old form as long as they include the required information and submit the correct new fee. Inform customers of the new form, but continue to accept the old one.

Signs with the new fees and an update for the Passport Agent's Reference Guide (PARG) are being sent separately from the Passport Services Office to each passport acceptance location.

- Retail Marketing,
Service and Market Development, 8-8-02

In-store campaign: Phase II The Postal Service's in-store advertising campaign, "Real People. Real Success," enters its second phase this month. From August 10 through October 18, more small-business owners will be spotlighted in ads. In addition, there will be a contest in which small-business owners share their stories of how a Postal Service product or service helped their business. As of August 10, they can enter the contest via www.usps.com/realsuccess.

Contest winners could be featured in "Real People. Real Success" in-store advertising campaigns during 2003 or win prizes from participating partners. Some of the prizes include a guest appearance on a PBS TV business show, a computer equipment office package from IBM, a 4,000-piece direct mailing from Zairmail, a 1-year mailing list subscription from www.thinkdirectmarketing.com, and a $10,000 gift card provided by OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express.

Special promo From September 1 through November 30, all Post Offices will be participating in an American Express promotion. OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express will offer double "Membership Rewards" points on all purchases made in Post Offices to their enrolled business cards and to all Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Cards.

Only "A" kit offices will receive POP pens (10) that should be placed near the full service counter line or the cash wrap area. No other POP materials will be sent to offices. American Express will promote the program via direct mail, statement inserts, and their Web site. Additional information on the program will accompany the pens, and we will send a message to district retail managers later this month.

Drive what? The Fall 2002 drive period begins August 10 and runs through October 19. Surprisingly, employee research has revealed that many retail employees are still unfamiliar with the term "drive period." Here's the scoop:

A drive period is a portion of time, usually 8-10 weeks long, when certain products and services are promoted in-store that match the needs of a particular customer segment. For example, the Fall 2002 drive period targets the small-business customer and emphasizes the availability of Signature ConfirmationTM with Priority Mail® service and certified mail. Market research tells us that small-business customers may need these services during this time of year.

Relevant in-store promotions also are timed to coincide with particular drive periods. The impending change in drive period is marked by the arrival of the new point-of-purchase (POP) signs, the Ready, Set, Retail manager's guide and the Employee Mailbox (retail calendar and info poster). Managers and postmasters are expected to refer to these materials when giving stand-up talks to retail employees about the objectives of each drive period. It's also a good idea for retail employees to be involved in displaying signs and retail merchandise.

So, make sure the Summer 2002 POP is taken down and the new Fall 2002 signs are put up on August 10. Your customers will appreciate it!

Feedback Send comments and questions to:

WHATS IN STORE
US POSTAL SERVICE
1735 N LYNN STREET RM 6042
ARLINGTON VA 22209-6057

Retail Coaches
Corner

Welcome to the August Corner!

This month's edition has information about the rate change and procedures for handling money orders.

Rate Change and Money Orders

Postal Bulletin 22077 (5-30-02, page 55, "Notice: Postal Money Orders - $1,000 Maximum"), addressed the use of money order stock with the maximum value statement of $700. When customers request a single money order valued at more than $700, and you still have money order blanks with the maximum value statement of $700, you must issue two money orders.

1. Issue the first money order for $700, plus a $1.25 fee.

2. Issue the second money order for the remaining balance (not to exceed $300) for no fee.

The fee for money orders of $500 or less remains $0.90.

These procedures apply in manual, IRT offices, as well as POS ONE offices.

Can I cash a postal money order valued in excess of $700 that is on the money order form with the maximum value of $700?

Yes, but only if the date of the money order is issued after June 30, 2002, through the present, and is not on the lists of missing, lost, or stolen money order forms in the most recently dated issue of the Postal Bulletin.

Is it okay to issue a money order for more than $700 on the money order form that has a maximum value of $700 if I know my customer?

No. Do not issue money orders in excess of the maximum statement on the form. If a customer wants to purchase a single money order for more than $700 but not more than $1,000, and you do not have the money order forms with the maximum value of $1,000, issue two money orders following the steps outlined above.

If I have money orders with maximum value of $700 and my customer wants a money order for $1,000, can I issue two money orders for $500 each and charge $.90 for each?

No, you must issue the first money order for the maximum value of $700 for the $1.25 fee and the second money order for no fee for the balance.

We have not depleted our $700 maximum money orders. How do I issue a refund for more than $700, but not more than $1,000, in the POS ONE system, since POS ONE will allow us to print only one money order?

1. All meter refunds for more than $700 will be processed by the district accounting office until you have depleted your money order stock of $700 maximum money order blanks.

2. You may process all other refunds as two transactions up to the maximum of $1,000 until you have depleted your money order stock of $700 maximum money order blanks.

Do contract postal units (CPUs) follow the same procedures described above?

Since a CPU cannot issue a no-fee money order, the procedures applicable in retail postal units do not apply. CPUs must deplete open money order stock with the $700 maximum before using money order blanks with the $1,000 maximum.

Retail Coaches Web Site:

The site can be found at:
http://rpsweb.usps.gov/coaches/.asp

Questions or comments? Submit them via e-mail to Retail Coaches Corner.

What's in Store, The Employee Mailbox - New. Certified mail record of delivery available online, and Real people, real success contest. Access the Retail Intranet Site at http://retail.usps.gov.

What's in Store, The Employee Mailbox - Fall Drive Period 8/10/02-10/19/02. Access the Retail Intranet Site at: http://retail.usps.gov.

What's in Store, The Employee Mailbox - August. Access the Retail Intranet Site at: http://retail.usps.gov.


Supply Management

NEW MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTION

Economic Pay Adjustments for Highway and Inland Domestic Water Contracts

Supply Management has released Management Instruction (MI) PM-4.4.1-2002-3, Economic Pay Adjustments for Highway and Inland Domestic Water Contracts. Clause B-65 (Adjustments to Compensation) of the Purchasing Manual states that an adjustment shall be made in accordance with any Postal Service MI governing adjustments in effect on the date of the adjustment. Therefore, effective August 8, 2002, this MI applies to all highway and domestic inland water route contracts.

MI PM-4.4.1-2002-3 establishes guidelines and procedures for making economic pay adjustments for regular and temporary highway and inland domestic water contracts. It updates guidelines pertaining to fuel reimbursement allowances and fuel purchase plans. It also clarifies the application of economic adjustments for collective bargaining agreements, as defined by the Department of Labor in the Service Contract Act.

This MI obsoletes MI PO-530-97-1 (of the same name). Please discard/recycle all copies of the old MI.

MI PM-4.4.1-2002-3 is available online to postal employees through the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site at http://blue.usps.gov/cpim; click on MIs. Contractors can access the document online at www.usps.com/publications; click on Management Instructions. The MI will also be available through the Material Distribution Center; look for an announcement about ordering instructions in a future issue of the Postal Bulletin.

- Transportation Portfolio,
Supply Management, 8-8-02

0401B Central Delivery Keylock - No Longer at Material Distribution Center

The 0401 Central Delivery keylock, which was developed for use on 2900 series Post Office boxes in nonpostal locations, will no longer be available from the Material Distribution Center (MDC).

The keylocks are commercially available from two sources. Procure the locks directly from those sources, which are listed below:

XL LOCK MANUFACTURING
2624 LAVERY COURT
NEWBURY PARK CA 91320

805-483-1838
(vendor part #212-K-2)

WIND CORPORATION
14 FINANCE DR
DANBURY CT 06810-4132

800-WIND-CORP (800-946-3267) or 203-778-1001
(vendor part #10414-B-USPS)

- Operations,
Supply Management, 8-8-02

Postal Bulletin Distribution

The GPO distributes the Postal Bulletin for the Postal Service to all postal facilities except classified stations and branches, contract postal units, and detached mail units, which receive copies from their administrative post office. The Postal Bulletin is also available online at http://www.usps.com (click on Info, then Postal Periodicals and Publications).

If your postal facility has access to cc:Mail, you may send a request for a new subscription order, an address and/or quantity change, or a subscription query to the cc:Mail address POSTAL BULLETIN. If you are using another email product, you can use the Internet emailaddress pbulleti@email.usps.gov.

If you do not have access to email, you may complete the order form and mail it to:

ATTN POSTAL BULLETIN
US POSTAL SERVICE
475 L'ENFANT PLZ SW RM 5540
WASHINGTON DC 20260-5540

Either way you send it, please include the "PO0"subscription number from your address label.

 

Mail Completed Form and Payment To:

SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS
US GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
PO BOX 371954
PITTSBURGH PA 15250-7954

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