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Administrative Services

Directives and Forms Update

ASM Revision: Preserving the Postal Service Brand

Handbook Revision: Changes to Password

Handbook Revision: New Password Requirements for
General Users

Customer Relations

Mail Alert

Domestic Mail

DMM Revision: Horizontally Divided Card Rate

DMM Revision: Repositionable Notes Applied to
Automation Rate First-Class Mail and Standard Mail
Letter-Size Mailpieces

DMM Revision: Bound Printed Matter — Flat-Size Mail Co-Packaging and Co-Sacking

DMM Revision: Miscellaneous DMM Revisions

DMM Revision: Outside-County Periodicals
Co-Palletization Experiment

POM Revision: Special Die-Hub Cancellations

Overseas Military Mail

Summaries of Recent USPS News Releases


Thrift Savings Plan Open Season and PostalEASE

Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian or Driver — Be Careful,
Be Cautious, Be Safe

Rural Carriers: Equipment Maintenance Allowance
Schedule for Rural Routes

International Mail

ICM Updates: International Customized Mail

Pull-Out Section

Fraud Alert

All Personnel Processing Mail for Dispatch Abroad:
Foreign Order No. 476

Withholding of Mail Orders

Invalid Express Mail Corporate Account Numbers

Missing, Lost, or Stolen U.S. Money Order Forms

Missing, Lost, or Stolen Canadian Money Order

Counterfeit Canadian Money Order Forms

Toll-Free Number Available to Verify Canadian Money

Other Information

PS Form 6015, Nonprofit Database Change Request

Thrift Savings Plan Open Season and PostalEASE

2003 Stamps and Postal Stationery

Postal Bulletin Distribution

International Mail (continued)


Notice: Heroes of 2001 Merchandise for Sale

Update: USPS Official Licensed Product Manufacturers
and Distributor



Stamp Announcement 03-12: Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Stamp

Pictorial Cancellations Announcement

Special Cancellation Die Hubs

Updated Announcement 03-C: 2003 Stamps and Postal Stationery

Post Offices

Post Office Changes

Postmaster Alert: Processing Database Changes for
Authorized Nonprofit Organizations


Notice: New IBI Being Introduced

Notice: IRS Undeliverable as Addressed Mail

All IRT and Debit/Credit Card Offices: Setting Clocks
for Daylight Saving Time

What's in Store

Supply Management

Procurement Change: Fulfilling Business Card

Postal Bulletin Index

Semiannual Index PB 22081 (7-25-02)

The Postal Bulletin is published biweekly; information is effective for one year unless it changes a permanent directive or unless otherwise specified.

Ordering Information: Following is the list of postal stock numbers (PSNs) to use when ordering copies of the Postal Bulletin from the MDC:

PB 22099: 7690-05-000-5968

PB 22098: 7690-05-000-5967

PB 22097: 7690-05-000-5966

PB 22096: 7690-05-000-5965

PB 22095: 7690-05-000-5964

PB 22094: 7690-05-000-4859

PB 22093: 7690-05-000-4858

PB 22092: 7690-05-000-4857

PB 22091: 7690-05-000-4856

PB 22090: 7690-05-000-4855

PB 22089: 7690-05-000-4854

PB 22088: 7690-05-000-4853

PB 22087: 7690-05-000-4852

PB 22086: 7690-05-000-4851

PB 22085: 7690-05-000-4850

PB 22084: 7690-05-000-4849

PB 22083: 7690-05-000-4848

PB 22082: 7690-05-000-4847

PB 22081: 7690-05-000-4846

PB 22080: 7690-05-000-4845

PB 22079: 7690-05-000-4844

PB 22078: 7690-05-000-4843

PB 22077: 7690-05-000-4842

PB 22076: 7690-05-000-4841

PB22075A: 7690-05-000-5051

PB 22075: 7690-05-000-4840

PB 22074: 7690-05-000-4839

PB 22073: 7690-05-000-4838

PB 22072: 7690-05-000-4837