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Administrative Services

Directives and Forms Update

Handbook Revision: Handbook AS-709, Credit Card
Policies and Procedures for Local Buying

Revised Handbook/Correction: Handbook AS-709, Credit
Card Policies and Procedures for Local Buying

ASM Revision: New Business Card Design

Customer Relations

Mail Alert

Conclusion of Operational Test for Friend-to-Friend
Mail Program

Domestic Mail

DMM Revision: Labeling List Changes

DMM Revision: Business Reply Mail, Merchandise
Return Service, and Bulk Parcel Return Service —
Clarification of Terminology

DMM Revision: Standard Mail PVDS Mailings —
Clarification of Minimum Volume Requirement

DMM Revision: Standard Mail Flats in Letter Trays

DMM Revision: Proof of Delivery — New Option for

Reminder: Air Transportation Surcharge for Day-Old

DMM Revision: Polywrap Specifications and Certification Program

DMM Revision: Customized MarketMail

New Publication: Publication 80, Bulk Proof of Delivery

DMM Transformation: The DMM 200-A — A New Tool for Business Mailing

Publication 227 Obsoletion: DMM 100 Packaging

Revised Publication: DMM 100, A Customer's Guide to

Overseas Military Mail

Pull-Out Section

Fraud Alert

All Personnel Processing Mail for Dispatch Abroad:
Foreign Order No. 483

Withholding of Mail Orders

Domestic 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

Stand-Up Talk and Poster: Proper Handling of Address
Change Service (ACS) Mail

Missing Children Posters

Domestic Mail (Continued)


Postal Service Employees: 2003 U.S. Savings Bonds

Postal Service — Ranked 11th in Fortune Magazine's Best Companies for Minorities

National Agreements for Cellular Phone Service and


Correction: Federal Income Tax Withholding

International Mail

ICM Updates: International Customized Mail




Stamp Announcement 03-21: Mary Cassatt

Stamp Announcement 03-22: Early Football Heroes

Pictorial Cancellations Announcement

Special Cancellation Die Hubs

Post Offices

Post Office Changes

POM and Handbook PO-701 Revisions: Vehicle Disposal
Policy and Procedures


What's in Store

Supply Management

Notice: Interest Rate on Contract Claims

National Mandatory Contracts for Maintenance, Repair,
and Operating (MRO) Supplies

Nitrile Gloves Available Via Boise Office Products eBuy

Postal Bulletin Index

2002 Annual Index PB 22094 (1-23-03)

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 22106: 7690-05-000-5975

PB 22105: 7690-05-000-5974

PB 22104: 7690-05-000-5973

PB 22103: 7690-05-000-5972

PB 22102: 7690-05-000-5971

PB 22101: 7690-05-000-5970

PB 22100: 7690-05-000-5969

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