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Employees (Continued)

3. Submit corrections to the local Distributed Data Entry/Distributed Reporting (DDE/DR) site, not to the Eagan ISC.

Note: All cards that are illegible or incomplete will be returned to the local CFC coordinator for local processing in pay period 03/04 or later.

Local DDE/DR sites are to be notified by broadcast message of their ability to access D20M, SDI-09 in pay period 02/04 for local entry, changes, or corrections. DDE/DR sites are not allowed access to D20M for CFC charity entries before that time.

Final Report

At the end of each campaign, the Eagan ISC prepares a report from the Postal Payroll System of CFC contributions through payroll deduction (as of pay period 03) as the annual report of national CFC contributions. Each performance cluster manager receives a copy.

- Personnel Operations Support,
Employee Resource Management, 9-18-03


Finance

HANDBOOK F-1 REVISION

Credit Card Signature Policy

Effective September 1, 2003, Handbook F-1, Post Office Accounting Procedures, is revised to clarify the procedure for reviewing signatures when accepting a credit card for payment of goods and services.

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

Handbook F-1, Post Office Accounting Procedures

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3 Managing Postal Funds

31 Acceptable Payment for Postal Goods and Services

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317 Credit and Debit Cards

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317.3 Accepting a Credit Card

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[Revise item 3 to read as follows:]

3> The customer is required to sign the receipt generated by the Tranz 380 or POS ONE terminal. For Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and JCB, compare the signature on the back of the credit card with the signature on the receipt. The signatures must match. For American Express and Diners Club/Carte Blanche, verify that the customer's signature on the back of the credit card matches the name embossed on the front of the card. Compare the signature on the back of the credit card with the signature on the receipt. All three must match. This signature policy applies to both personal and business credit cards. Business credit cards may or may not have an individual name embossed on the front along with the business name. The signature panel on the reverse of the business card must be the signature of the authorized user. Each authorized user within a company or business must have his or her own card. Letters of authorization from businesses to allow multiple users for one card are not allowed.

[Renumber existing item 4 as new item 5, and insert new item 4 to read as follows:]

4> Do not accept unsigned cards. If the card is unsigned, the customer must provide two forms of identification, one of which must be photo identification. Require the customer to sign the back of the credit card and then compare the customer's signature to the identification. A card with the words "see I.D." or that requires two signatures on the signature panel may not be accepted. This policy applies to both personal and business credit cards, including those with the picture and signature of the customer on the front of the card. All cards must be signed on the signature line on the back of the card to be accepted.

5> Enter credit card transactions in AIC 762, Credit Cards Remitted. Submit original receipts for the day with your PS Form 1412. Keep original receipts filed at the unit level for use in researching any customer dispute.

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- Revenue and Field Accounting,
Finance, 9-18-03

NOTICE

Household Diary Study

The Postal Service'sTM Household Diary Study (HDS), conducted since 1987, provides information about the contents of the mail sent and received by U.S. households. The Postal Service uses this information to help understand why and how customers use the mail. The results are used to:

• Forecast mail volume.

• Plan marketing strategies.

• Provide information for rate-setting purposes.

The HDS is administered at Headquarters by the Office of Demand Forecasting and Economic Analysis, Finance. NuStats, the HDS survey research firm contractor since July 1999, conducts the interviews and collects and analyzes the HDS data throughout the year.

HDS is a two-stage survey. Stage 1 is the Household Interview. NuStats sends an advance letter, signed by the postmaster general, to a representative sample of U.S. households. This letter emphasizes the importance of the HDS and asks for participation. These sample households are contacted either by telephone or in person and asked about the mail they send and receive, their adoption and use of various communications' technologies, their attitudes about mail service in general, and information relating to their household and personal demographics. Those respondent households are recruited to participate in HDS Stage 2.

Stage 2 is the Mail Diary. NuStats asks households that agree to participate in Stage 2 to record information about the mail they send and receive for a 7-day period from Monday to Sunday. Information recorded includes: number of mailpieces received and sent, industry mail source, mail characteristics, and attitudes regarding mail received. As an incentive for HDS Stage 2 participation, households are offered the options of receiving: $30, $30 to donate to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, or a roll of 100 First-Class Mail® stamps.

Data gathered in both HDS stages is available in a final report, "The Household Diary Study - Mail Use and Attitudes." The report is published in hard copy and as a free electronic file. Order forms for the latest HDS report may be obtained via the Postal Service Internet at www.usps.com/householddiary.

For additional information, contact either of the following individuals:

Malcolm Harris
Telephone: 202-268-3650
Fax: 202-268-6841
E-mail: malcolm.c.harris@usps.gov

Greg Dawson
Telephone: 202-268-7446
Fax: 202-268-6841
E-mail: gregory.e.dawson@usps.gov

- Office of Demand Forecasting and Economic Analysis, Finance, 9-18-03

HANDBOOK REVISIONS

Travel Per Diem Rates - Handbooks F-15 and F-12

Effective October 1, 2003, Handbook F-15, Travel and Relocation, Appendix A, is revised as follows to reflect changes in travel per diem rates. These per diem rates also apply to bargaining unit relocation benefits under Handbook F-12, Relocation Policy.

We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed edition of Handbook F-15 and into the next update of the online version accessible on the Postal ServiceTM PolicyNet Web site at http://blue.usps.gov; click on More References; then HBKs.

Handbook F-15, Travel and Relocation

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Appendix A Rates

A-1 Standard Mileage Rates

A-1.1 Mileage Rates

Vehicle Cents per mile
(Including Alaska)
Privately owned automobile 36.0
Privately owned motorcycle 27.5
Privately owned airplane 95.5

A-1.2 Reimbursement for Postal Supervisors

Postal supervisors (see 5-5.2.1.2) will be reimbursed at the rate of $6.00 per day or 36.0 cents per mile, whichever is greater, when a privately owned vehicle is used. Do not use the eTravel system when claiming the $6.00 daily rate, because the excess of the daily rate over the actual mileage is taxable as compensation to the claimant. You should claim the $6.00 daily rate by submitting PS Form 1164A, Claim for Reimbursement for Postal Supervisors, to your servicing DDE site.

Odometer readings are not required on the respective claim forms; the integrity of the claim is the responsibility of the traveler. However, should the approving official have reason to question the claim, the claimant must provide evidence that supports the claim of distance traveled.

A-2 Travel Per Diem Rates

A-2.1 What Per Diem Includes

The per diem allowance includes all charges for meals; laundry and cleaning expenses; all fees and tips to waiters, bellboys, and porters; and other similar expenses.

A-2.2 Per Diem Calculation (See Chapter 7.)

A-2.3 Average Cost Localities

Unless a city is listed in the table in A-2.4, High Cost Localities, the daily per diem rate is $31.

A-2.4 High Cost Localities

The following key cities and/or areas are classified as localities with above-average lodging costs. The daily per diem rate applicable for each of these localities is indicated.

State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Alabama
Birmingham Jefferson 43
Decatur Morgan 35
Gulf Shores Baldwin 39
Huntsville Madison 39
Montgomery Montgomery 43
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 35
Arizona
Casa Grande Pinal 39
Chinle Apache 39
Flagstaff All points in Coconino County not covered under Grand Canyon per diem area 39
Grand Canyon All points in the Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest within Coconino County 47
Kayenta Navajo 35
Phoenix and Scottsdale Maricopa 47
Tucson Pima County; Davis-Monthan AFB 43
Yuma Yuma 39
Arkansas
Hot Springs Garland 35
Little Rock Pulaski 39
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
California
Clear Lake Lake 35
Contra Costa County Contra Costa County 47
Death Valley Inyo 47
Fresno Fresno 35
Kern County Kern County 43
Los Angeles Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties; Edwards AFB; Naval Weapons Center and Ordnance Test Station, China Lake (see Santa Monica) 51
Mammoth Lakes Mono 47
Marin County Marin 47
Merced Merced 35
Modesto Stanislaus 39
Monterey Monterey 47
Napa Napa 47
Oakhurst Madera 43
Oakland Alameda 43
Ontario/Barstow/Victorville San Bernardino 43
Palm Springs Riverside 47
Point Arena/Gualala Mendocino 43
Redding Shasta 35
Sacramento Sacramento 47
San Diego San Diego 51
San Francisco San Francisco 51
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo 43
San Mateo/Redwood City San Mateo 47
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 43
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 47
Santa Monica City limits of Santa Monica (see Los Angeles) 43
Santa Rosa Sonoma 47
Solono County Solono County; Travis AFB 47
South Lake Tahoe El Dorado (see also Stateline, NV) 47
Sunnyvale/Palo Alto/San Jose Santa Clara 51
Tahoe City Placer 47
Truckee Nevada 47
Visalia Tulare 43
West Sacramento Yolo 35
Yosemite National Park Mariposa 47
Colorado
Aspen Pitkin 47
Boulder Boulder 47
Colorado Springs El Paso 43
Cortez Montezuma 35
Crested Butte City limits of Crested Butte (see Gunnison County) 47
Denver Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe 47
Durango La Plata 43
Fort Collins Larimer (except Loveland) 39
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Glenwood Springs Garfield 35
Grand Junction Mesa 35
Gunnison Gunnison (except Crested Butte) 39
Jefferson County Jefferson 39
Loveland City limits of Loveland (see Larimer County) 35
Montrose Montrose 39
Pueblo Pueblo 39
Silverthorne/Keystone Summit 43
Steamboat Springs Routt 43
Telluride San Miguel 47
Trinidad Las Animas 35
Vail Eagle 47
Connecticut
Bridgeport/Danbury Fairfield 43
Hartford Hartford 43
Lakeville/Salisbury Litchfield 43
Middlesex County Middlesex 35
New Haven New Haven 39
New London/Groton New London 39
Putnam/Danielson Windham 35
Storrs/Mansfield Tolland 35
Delaware
Dover Kent 39
Lewes Sussex 43
Wilmington New Castle 39
District of Columbia
Washington, DC (also the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's County in Maryland) (see also Maryland and Virginia) 51
Florida
Altamonte Springs Seminole 43
Bradenton Manatee 35
Cocoa Beach Brevard 39
Daytona Beach Volusia 43
Fort Lauderdale Broward 47
Fort Myers Lee 47
Fort Pierce Saint Lucie 43
Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa 43
Gainesville Alachua 39
Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa 43
Jacksonville/Mayport Duval; Mayport Naval Station 39
Key West Monroe 47
Kissimmee Osceola 39
Lakeland Polk 39
Leesburg Lake 35
Miami Dade 47
Naples Collier 43
Ocala Marion 35
Orlando Orange 47
Palm Beach (also the cities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Singer Island, and West Palm Beach) Palm Beach 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Panama City Bay 43
Pensacola Escambia 35
Punta Gorda Charlotte 39
Sarasota Sarasota 43
Sebring Highlands 35
St Augustine St Johns 43
Stuart Martin 43
Tallahassee Leon 39
Tampa/St. Petersburg Pinellas and Hillsborough 43
Vero Beach Indian River 35
Georgia
Albany Dougherty 39
Athens Clarke 39
Atlanta Fulton and Gwinnett 43
Clayton County Clayton 35
Cobb County Cobb County 43
Columbus Muscogee 39
Conyers Rockdale 39
DeKalb County Dekalb 43
Dublin Laurens 35
Gwinnett County Gwinnett 35
Savannah Chatham 43
Idaho
Boise Ada 43
Coeur d'Alene Kootenai 39
Ketchum Blaine (except Sun Valley) 43
McCall Valley 43
Sun Valley City limits of Sun Valley (see Blaine County) 43
Illinois
Aurora Kane (except Elgin) 35
Chicago Cook and Lake 51
Du Page County Du Page County 43
Elgin City Limits of elgin (see Kane County) 35
Rockford Winnebago 35
Indiana
Carmel Hamilton 43
Fort Wayne Allen 35
Indianapolis Marion County; Fort Benjamin Harrison 47
Lafayette Tippecanoe 35
Michigan City La Porte 39
Nashville Brown 43
South Bend St. Joseph 39
Valparaiso/Burlington Beach Porter 39
Iowa
Des Moines Polk 35
Kansas
Kansas City/Overland Park Johnson and Wyandotte 43
Wichita Sedgwick 43
Kentucky
Covington Kenton 43
Lexington Fayette 35
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Louisville Jefferson 43
Newport Campbell 35
Louisiana
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish 43
Gonzales Ascension Parish 39
Lake Charles Calcasieu Parish 39
New Orleans/St. Bernard Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemine, and Jefferson Parish 47
Shreveport/Bossier City Caddo Parrish and Bossier Parrish 43
Slidell St. Tammany 35
St. Francisville West Feliciana 43
Maine
Bar Harbor Hancock 43
Bath Sagadahoc 39
Kennebunk/Kittery/
Sanford
York 43
Portland Cumberland 43
Rockport Knox 47
Wiscasset Lincoln 43
Maryland
(For the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's, see District of Columbia)
Annapolis Anne Arundel 47
Baltimore Baltimore 47
Cambridge Dorchester 35
Columbia Howard 47
Frederick Frederick 35
Grasonville Queen Anne's 43
Harford County Harford County 43
Lexington Park/
Leonardtown/Lusby
St. Mary's and Calvert 39
Ocean City Worcester 47
St. Michaels Talbot 47
Massachusetts
Andover Essex 43
Boston Suffolk 51
Cambridge Middlesex (except Lowell) 51
Falmouth City limits of Falmouth 39
Hyannis Barnstable 43
Lowell City limits of Lowell, except Cambridge (see Middlesex County) 39
Martha's Vineyard Dukes 47
Nantucket Nantucket 47
New Bedford City limits of New Bedford (See Bristol County) 39
Northhampton Hampshire 39
Pittsfield Berkshire 43
Plymouth Plymouth 39
Quincy Norfolk 43
Springfield Hampden 39
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Taunton Bristol (except New Bedford) 35
Worcester Worcester 39
Michigan
Ann Arbor Washtenaw 43
Berrien County Berrien 35
Charlevoix Charlevoix 43
Detroit Wayne 51
East Lansing/Lansing Ingham 43
Frankenmuth Saginaw 35
Frankfort Benzie 35
Gaylord Otsego 39
Grand Rapids Kent 39
Holland Ottawa 39
Leland Leelanau 39
Mackinac Island Mackinac 47
Midland Midland 39
Mt. Pleasant Isabella 39
Muskegon Muskegon 35
Ontonagon Ontonagon 35
Petoskey Emmet 43
Pontiac/Troy Oakland 43
Sault Ste Marie Chippewa 39
South Haven Van Buren 39
Traverse City Grand Traverse 47
Warren Macomb 39
Minnesota
Anoka County Anoka 39
Dakota County Dakota 39
Duluth St. Louis 43
Minneapolis/St. Paul Hennepin County and Fort Snelling Military Reservation and Navy Astronautics Group (Detachment BRAVO), and Ramsey County 51
Rochester Olmsted 39
Mississippi
Bay St. Louis Hancock 39
Biloxi/Gulfport Harrison 43
Robinsonville Tunica 35
Missouri
Branson Taney 39
Hannibal Marion 35
Jefferson City Cole 35
Kansas City Jackson, Clay, and Kansas City International Airport 47
Osage Beach Camden 35
Platte Platte (except Kansas City International Airport) 47
Springfield Greene 35
St. Louis St. Louis and St. Charles 51
St. Robert/Fort Leonard Wood Pulaski 35
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Montana
Big Sky Gallatin (except West Yellowstone) 47
Polson/Kalispell Lake and Flathead 35
West Yellowstone City limits of West Yellowstone (see Gallatin County) 39
Nebraska
Omaha Douglas 43
Nevada
Incline Village/Crystal Bay City limits of Incline Village and Crystal Bay 43
Las Vegas Clark County; Nellis AFB 43
Stateline Douglas (see also South Lake Tahoe, CA) 47
New Hampshire
Concord Merrimack 39
Conway Carroll 43
Durham Strafford 35
Hanover/Sullivan County Grafton and Sullivan 39
Laconia Belknap 39
Manchester Hillsborough 39
Newington Rockingham County; Pease AFB except Portsmouth 39
Portsmouth City limits of Portsmouth (see Rockingham County) 43
New Jersey
Atlantic City Atlantic 47
Cape May Cape May (except Ocean City) 47
Cherry Hill/Camden/
Morrestown
Camden/Burlington 47
Eatontown Monmouth County; Fort Monmouth (except Freehold) 43
Edison Middlesex (except Piscataway) 35
Flemington Hunterdon 39
Freehold City limits of Freehold (see Monmouth County) 39
Millville Cumberland 35
Newark Essex, Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic 47
Ocean City City limits of Ocean City (see Cape May County) 43
Parsippany/Picatinney Arsenal/Dover Morris 43
Piscataway/Belle Mead Somerset and Middlesex 43
Princeton/Trenton Mercer County 47
Tom's River Ocean 43
Union County Union County 43
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
New Mexico
Albuquerque Bernalillo 43
Cloudcroft Otero 35
Las Cruces Dona/Ana 35
Los Alamos Los Alamos 39
Santa Fe Santa Fe 47
Taos Taos 39
New York
Albany Albany 47
The Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens The boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens 47
Buffalo Erie 43
Glens Falls Warren 39
Ithaca Tompkins 39
Kingston Ulster 43
Lake Placid Essex 43
Manhattan The borough of Manhattan 51
Nassau County/Great Neck Nassau County 47
Niagara Falls Niagara 39
Nyack/Palisades Rockland 43
Owego Tioga 35
Poughkeepsie Dutchess 43
Rochester Monroe 47
Saratoga Springs Saratoga 43
Staten Island Richmond 47
Suffolk County Suffolk 43
Syracuse Onondaga 39
Tarrytown Westchester (except White Plains) 47
Waterloo/Romulus Seneca 35
Watkins Glen Schuyler 39
West Point Orange 39
White Plains City limits of White Plains (see Westchester County) 47
North Carolina
Atlantic Beach Carteret 35
Chapel Hill Orange 43
Charlotte Mecklenburg 43
Cherokee Swain 35
Fayetteville Cumberland 39
Greensboro Guilford 43
Greenville Pitt 35
Kill Devil Dare 43
New Bern/Havelock Craven 39
Raleigh Wake 43
Research Triangle Park/
Durham
Durham 47
Wilmington New Hanover 39
Winston-Salem Forsyth 43
Ohio
Akron Summit 43
Bellevue Huron 35
Cambridge Guernsey 35
Cincinnati Hamilton and Warren 51
Cleveland Cuyahoga 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Columbus Franklin 43
Dayton Montgomery, Wright-Patterson AFB 35
Fairborn Greene 39
Geneva Ashtabula 39
Hamilton Butler 39
Lancaster Fairfield 35
Port Clinton/Oak Harbor Ottawa 39
Sandusky Erie 43
Toledo Lucas 35
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 43
Oregon
Ashland Jackson 47
Beaverton Washington 43
Bend Deschutes 43
Clackamas Clackamas 39
Crater Lake Klamath 35
Eugene Lane (except Florence) 43
Florence City limits of Florence (see Lane County) 39
Gold Beach Curry 35
Lincoln City/Newport Lincoln 39
Portland Multnomah 43
Seaside Clatsop 39
Pennsylvania
Allentown Lehigh 35
Chester/Radnor/Essington Delaware (except Wayne) 39
Easton Northampton 35
Erie Erie 35
Gettysburg Adams 39
Harrisburg Dauphin (except Hershey) 47
Hershey City limits of Hershey (see Dauphin County) 43
King of Prussia/
Fort Washington/
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery 47
Lancaster Lancaster 43
Malvern/Downington/
Valley Forge
Chester 43
Mechanicsburg Cumberland 35
Philadelphia Philadelphia 51
Pittsburgh Allegheny 47
Reading Berks 43
Scranton Lackawanna 35
Warminster Bucks County; Naval Air Development Center 39
Wayne City limits of Wayne (see also Delaware County) 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Rhode Island
East Greenwich Kent County; Naval Construction Battalion Center, Davisville 43
Newport Newport 47
Providence Providence 47
South Carolina
Aiken Aiken 35
Charleston/Berkeley Charleston and Berkeley 43
Columbia Richland 35
Greenville Greenville 43
Hilton Head Beaufort 47
Myrtle Beach Horry County; Myrtle Beach AFB 47
South Dakota
Custer Custer 35
Hot Springs Fall River 35
Rapid City Pennington 35
Tennessee
Alcoa/Townsend Blount 35
Gatlinburg Sevier 43
Memphis Shelby 43
Murfreesboro Rutherford 35
Nashville Davidson 47
Williamson County Wiliamson 35
Texas
Amarillo Potter 35
Arlington/Grapevine Tarrant 39
Austin Travis 43
Bryan Brazos (except College Station) 35
College Station City limits of College Station (see Brazos County) 39
Corpus Christi Nueces 43
Dallas Dallas 47
El Paso El Paso 35
Fort Davis Jeff Davis 35
Fort Worth City limits of Fort Worth 43
Galveston Galveston 47
Houston Harris County; L.B. Johnson Space Center and Ellington AFB 47
Killeen Bell 35
Laredo Webb 35
McAllen Hidalgo 39
Plano Collin 39
San Antonio Bexar 47
South Padre Island Cameron 39
Waco McLennan 35
Utah
Bullfrog Garfield 35
Cedar City Iron 39
Moab Grand 39
Ogden/Layton/Davis County Weber and Davis 39
Park City Summit 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Provo Utah 43
Salt Lake City Salt Lake; Dugway Proving Ground and Tooele Army Depot 39
Vermont
Burlington/St. Albans Chittenden and Franklin 39
Manchester Bennington 47
Middlebury Addison 43
Montpelier Washington 35
White River Junction Windsor 35
Virginia
(For the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun, see District of Columbia)
Charlottesville4 City of 47
Colonial Heights City of 35
Dinwiddie County Dinwiddie 35
Hopewell City of 35
Lynchburg4 Campbell 43
Manassas/Woodbridge Prince William 39
Petersburg City of 35
Prince George County Prince George 35
Richmond4 Chesterfield and Henrico Counties; also Defense Supply Center 43
Roanoke4 City limits of 39
Virginia Beach4 Virginia Beach (also Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake) 4 43
Wallops Island Accomack 39
Williamsburg4 Williamsburg (also Hampton, Newport News, York County, Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown)4 43
Wintergreen Nelson 47
Washington
Anacortes Skagit and Island 43
Bremerton Kitsap 39
Everett Snohomish (except Lynnwood) 43
Friday Harbor San Juan 47
Lynnwood City limits of Lynnwood (see Snohomish County) 39
Ocean Shores Grays Harbor 43
Olympia/Tumwater Thurston 43
Port Angeles City limits of Port Angeles (see Clallam County) 43
Port Townsend Jefferson 39
Seattle King 51
Sequim Clallam (except Port Angeles) 39
Spokane Spokane 43
West Virginia
Berkeley Springs Morgan 39
Charleston Kanawha 43
Martinsburg/Hedgesville Berkley 35
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Morgantown Monongalia 39
Shepherdstown Jefferson 39
Wheeling Ohio 39
Wisconsin
Brookfield Waukesha 43
Green Bay Brown 39
Lake Geneva Walworth 43
Madison Dane 43
Milwaukee Milwaukee 47
Racine Racine 35
Sheboygan Sheboygan 35
Sturgeon Bay Door 39
Wisconsin Dells Columbia 43
Wyoming
Cody Park 35
Jackson Teton 47

A-2.5 Special Situations - Meal Reductions

When meals are furnished at no charge or nominal fee by a federal government agency, private company, etc. at a temporary duty station, meeting, conference, or training session, the per diem will be appropriately reduced as follows.

Per Diem Rate Breakfast Lunch Dinner
High Cost
51 per day
$10 $12 $26
47 per day $9 $11 $24
High Cost
43 per day
$9 $9 $22
High Cost
39 per day
$8 $8 $20
High Cost
35 per day
$7 $7 $18
Average Cost
31 per day
$6 $6 $16
Norman, OK
31 per day
$4 $6 $13
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico,
U.S. Possessions 51 per day
$10 $12 $26
International 15% of the applicable daily rate 25% of the applicable daily rate 40% of the applicable daily rate

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Handbook F-12, Relocation Policy

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Appendix B Reimbursement Rates

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I. Mileage Rates

A. Standard mileage rates

[Revise item A to read as follows:]

Vehicle Cents per mile
Privately owned automobile 36.0
Privately owned motorcycle 27.5
Privately owned airplane 95.5

B. Relocation-related advance round trip and/or en route to new duty station

[Revise the first sentence of item B to read as follows:]

The allowable rate is 36 cents per mile.

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C. High cost localities

[Revise item C to read as follows:]

The following key cities and/or areas are classified as localities with above average lodging costs. The daily per diem rate applicable for each of these localities is indicated:

State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Alabama
Birmingham Jefferson 43
Decatur Morgan 35
Gulf Shores Baldwin 39
Huntsville Madison 39
Montgomery Montgomery 43
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 35
Arizona
Casa Grande Pinal 39
Chinle Apache 39
Flagstaff All points in Coconino County not covered under Grand Canyon per diem area 39
Grand Canyon All points in the Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest within Coconino County 47
Kayenta Navajo 35
Phoenix and Scottsdale Maricopa 47
Tucson Pima County; Davis-Monthan AFB 43
Yuma Yuma 39
Arkansas
Hot Springs Garland 35
Little Rock Pulaski 39
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
California
Clear Lake Lake 35
Contra Costa County Contra Costa County 47
Death Valley Inyo 47
Fresno Fresno 35
Kern County Kern County 43
Los Angeles Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties; Edwards AFB; Naval Weapons Center and Ordnance Test Station, China Lake (see Santa Monica) 51
Mammoth Lakes Mono 47
Marin County Marin 47
Merced Merced 35
Modesto Stanislaus 39
Monterey Monterey 47
Napa Napa 47
Oakhurst Madera 43
Oakland Alameda 43
Ontario/Barstow/Victorville San Bernardino 43
Palm Springs Riverside 47
Point Arena/Gualala Mendocino 43
Redding Shasta 35
Sacramento Sacramento 47
San Diego San Diego 51
San Francisco San Francisco 51
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo 43
San Mateo/Redwood City San Mateo 47
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 43
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 47
Santa Monica City limits of Santa Monica (see Los Angeles) 43
Santa Rosa Sonoma 47
Solono County Solono County; Travis AFB 47
South Lake Tahoe El Dorado (see also Stateline, NV) 47
Sunnyvale/Palo Alto/San Jose Santa Clara 51
Tahoe City Placer 47
Truckee Nevada 47
Visalia Tulare 43
West Sacramento Yolo 35
Yosemite National Park Mariposa 47
Colorado
Aspen Pitkin 47
Boulder Boulder 47
Colorado Springs El Paso 43
Cortez Montezuma 35
Crested Butte City limits of Crested Butte (see Gunnison County) 47
Denver Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe 47
Durango La Plata 43
Fort Collins Larimer (except Loveland) 39
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Glenwood Springs Garfield 35
Grand Junction Mesa 35
Gunnison Gunnison (except Crested Butte) 39
Jefferson County Jefferson 39
Loveland City limits of Loveland (see Larimer County) 35
Montrose Montrose 39
Pueblo Pueblo 39
Silverthorne/Keystone Summit 43
Steamboat Springs Routt 43
Telluride San Miguel 47
Trinidad Las Animas 35
Vail Eagle 47
Connecticut
Bridgeport/Danbury Fairfield 43
Hartford Hartford 43
Lakeville/Salisbury Litchfield 43
Middlesex County Middlesex 35
New Haven New Haven 39
New London/Groton New London 39
Putnam/Danielson Windham 35
Storrs/Mansfield Tolland 35
Delaware
Dover Kent 39
Lewes Sussex 43
Wilmington New Castle 39
District of Columbia
Washington, DC (also the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's County in Maryland) (see also Maryland and Virginia) 51
Florida
Altamonte Springs Seminole 43
Bradenton Manatee 35
Cocoa Beach Brevard 39
Daytona Beach Volusia 43
Fort Lauderdale Broward 47
Fort Myers Lee 47
Fort Pierce Saint Lucie 43
Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa 43
Gainesville Alachua 39
Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa 43
Jacksonville/Mayport Duval; Mayport Naval Station 39
Key West Monroe 47
Kissimmee Osceola 39
Lakeland Polk 39
Leesburg Lake 35
Miami Dade 47
Naples Collier 43
Ocala Marion 35
Orlando Orange 47
Palm Beach (also the cities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Singer Island, and West Palm Beach) Palm Beach 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Panama City Bay 43
Pensacola Escambia 35
Punta Gorda Charlotte 39
Sarasota Sarasota 43
Sebring Highlands 35
St Augustine St Johns 43
Stuart Martin 43
Tallahassee Leon 39
Tampa/St. Petersburg Pinellas and Hillsborough 43
Vero Beach Indian River 35
Georgia
Albany Dougherty 39
Athens Clarke 39
Atlanta Fulton and Gwinnett 43
Clayton County Clayton 35
Cobb County Cobb County 43
Columbus Muscogee 39
Conyers Rockdale 39
DeKalb County Dekalb 43
Dublin Laurens 35
Gwinnett County Gwinnett 35
Savannah Chatham 43
Idaho
Boise Ada 43
Coeur d'Alene Kootenai 39
Ketchum Blaine (except Sun Valley) 43
McCall Valley 43
Sun Valley City limits of Sun Valley (see Blaine County) 43
Illinois
Aurora Kane (except Elgin) 35
Chicago Cook and Lake 51
Du Page County Du Page County 43
Elgin City Limits of elgin (see Kane County) 35
Rockford Winnebago 35
Indiana
Carmel Hamilton 43
Fort Wayne Allen 35
Indianapolis Marion County; Fort Benjamin Harrison 47
Lafayette Tippecanoe 35
Michigan City La Porte 39
Nashville Brown 43
South Bend St. Joseph 39
Valparaiso/Burlington Beach Porter 39
Iowa
Des Moines Polk 35
Kansas
Kansas City/Overland Park Johnson and Wyandotte 43
Wichita Sedgwick 43
Kentucky
Covington Kenton 43
Lexington Fayette 35
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Louisville Jefferson 43
Newport Campbell 35
Louisiana
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish 43
Gonzales Ascension Parish 39
Lake Charles Calcasieu Parish 39
New Orleans/St. Bernard Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemine, and Jefferson Parish 47
Shreveport/Bossier City Caddo Parrish and Bossier Parrish 43
Slidell St. Tammany 35
St. Francisville West Feliciana 43
Maine
Bar Harbor Hancock 43
Bath Sagadahoc 39
Kennebunk/Kittery/
Sanford
York 43
Portland Cumberland 43
Rockport Knox 47
Wiscasset Lincoln 43
Maryland
(For the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's, see District of Columbia)
Annapolis Anne Arundel 47
Baltimore Baltimore 47
Cambridge Dorchester 35
Columbia Howard 47
Frederick Frederick 35
Grasonville Queen Anne's 43
Harford County Harford County 43
Lexington Park/
Leonardtown/Lusby
St. Mary's and Calvert 39
Ocean City Worcester 47
St. Michaels Talbot 47
Massachusetts
Andover Essex 43
Boston Suffolk 51
Cambridge Middlesex (except Lowell) 51
Falmouth City limits of Falmouth 39
Hyannis Barnstable 43
Lowell City limits of Lowell, except Cambridge (see Middlesex County) 39
Martha's Vineyard Dukes 47
Nantucket Nantucket 47
New Bedford City limits of New Bedford (See Bristol County) 39
Northhampton Hampshire 39
Pittsfield Berkshire 43
Plymouth Plymouth 39
Quincy Norfolk 43
Springfield Hampden 39
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Taunton Bristol (except New Bedford) 35
Worcester Worcester 39
Michigan
Ann Arbor Washtenaw 43
Berrien County Berrien 35
Charlevoix Charlevoix 43
Detroit Wayne 51
East Lansing/Lansing Ingham 43
Frankenmuth Saginaw 35
Frankfort Benzie 35
Gaylord Otsego 39
Grand Rapids Kent 39
Holland Ottawa 39
Leland Leelanau 39
Mackinac Island Mackinac 47
Midland Midland 39
Mt. Pleasant Isabella 39
Muskegon Muskegon 35
Ontonagon Ontonagon 35
Petoskey Emmet 43
Pontiac/Troy Oakland 43
Sault Ste Marie Chippewa 39
South Haven Van Buren 39
Traverse City Grand Traverse 47
Warren Macomb 39
Minnesota
Anoka County Anoka 39
Dakota County Dakota 39
Duluth St. Louis 43
Minneapolis/St. Paul Hennepin County and Fort Snelling Military Reservation and Navy Astronautics Group (Detachment BRAVO), and Ramsey County 51
Rochester Olmsted 39
Mississippi
Bay St. Louis Hancock 39
Biloxi/Gulfport Harrison 43
Robinsonville Tunica 35
Missouri
Branson Taney 39
Hannibal Marion 35
Jefferson City Cole 35
Kansas City Jackson, Clay, and Kansas City International Airport 47
Osage Beach Camden 35
Platte Platte (except Kansas City International Airport) 47
Springfield Greene 35
St. Louis St. Louis and St. Charles 51
St. Robert/Fort Leonard Wood Pulaski 35
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Montana
Big Sky Gallatin (except West Yellowstone) 47
Polson/Kalispell Lake and Flathead 35
West Yellowstone City limits of West Yellowstone (see Gallatin County) 39
Nebraska
Omaha Douglas 43
Nevada
Incline Village/Crystal Bay City limits of Incline Village and Crystal Bay 43
Las Vegas Clark County; Nellis AFB 43
Stateline Douglas (see also South Lake Tahoe, CA) 47
New Hampshire
Concord Merrimack 39
Conway Carroll 43
Durham Strafford 35
Hanover/Sullivan County Grafton and Sullivan 39
Laconia Belknap 39
Manchester Hillsborough 39
Newington Rockingham County; Pease AFB except Portsmouth 39
Portsmouth City limits of Portsmouth (see Rockingham County) 43
New Jersey
Atlantic City Atlantic 47
Cape May Cape May (except Ocean City) 47
Cherry Hill/Camden/
Morrestown
Camden/Burlington 47
Eatontown Monmouth County; Fort Monmouth (except Freehold) 43
Edison Middlesex (except Piscataway) 35
Flemington Hunterdon 39
Freehold City limits of Freehold (see Monmouth County) 39
Millville Cumberland 35
Newark Essex, Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic 47
Ocean City City limits of Ocean City (see Cape May County) 43
Parsippany/Picatinney Arsenal/Dover Morris 43
Piscataway/Belle Mead Somerset and Middlesex 43
Princeton/Trenton Mercer County 47
Tom's River Ocean 43
Union County Union County 43
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
New Mexico
Albuquerque Bernalillo 43
Cloudcroft Otero 35
Las Cruces Dona/Ana 35
Los Alamos Los Alamos 39
Santa Fe Santa Fe 47
Taos Taos 39
New York
Albany Albany 47
The Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens The boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens 47
Buffalo Erie 43
Glens Falls Warren 39
Ithaca Tompkins 39
Kingston Ulster 43
Lake Placid Essex 43
Manhattan The borough of Manhattan 51
Nassau County/Great Neck Nassau County 47
Niagara Falls Niagara 39
Nyack/Palisades Rockland 43
Owego Tioga 35
Poughkeepsie Dutchess 43
Rochester Monroe 47
Saratoga Springs Saratoga 43
Staten Island Richmond 47
Suffolk County Suffolk 43
Syracuse Onondaga 39
Tarrytown Westchester (except White Plains) 47
Waterloo/Romulus Seneca 35
Watkins Glen Schuyler 39
West Point Orange 39
White Plains City limits of White Plains (see Westchester County) 47
North Carolina
Atlantic Beach Carteret 35
Chapel Hill Orange 43
Charlotte Mecklenburg 43
Cherokee Swain 35
Fayetteville Cumberland 39
Greensboro Guilford 43
Greenville Pitt 35
Kill Devil Dare 43
New Bern/Havelock Craven 39
Raleigh Wake 43
Research Triangle Park/
Durham
Durham 47
Wilmington New Hanover 39
Winston-Salem Forsyth 43
Ohio
Akron Summit 43
Bellevue Huron 35
Cambridge Guernsey 35
Cincinnati Hamilton and Warren 51
Cleveland Cuyahoga 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Columbus Franklin 43
Dayton Montgomery, Wright-Patterson AFB 35
Fairborn Greene 39
Geneva Ashtabula 39
Hamilton Butler 39
Lancaster Fairfield 35
Port Clinton/Oak Harbor Ottawa 39
Sandusky Erie 43
Toledo Lucas 35
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 43
Oregon
Ashland Jackson 47
Beaverton Washington 43
Bend Deschutes 43
Clackamas Clackamas 39
Crater Lake Klamath 35
Eugene Lane (except Florence) 43
Florence City limits of Florence (see Lane County) 39
Gold Beach Curry 35
Lincoln City/Newport Lincoln 39
Portland Multnomah 43
Seaside Clatsop 39
Pennsylvania
Allentown Lehigh 35
Chester/Radnor/Essington Delaware (except Wayne) 39
Easton Northampton 35
Erie Erie 35
Gettysburg Adams 39
Harrisburg Dauphin (except Hershey) 47
Hershey City limits of Hershey (see Dauphin County) 43
King of Prussia/
Fort Washington/
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery 47
Lancaster Lancaster 43
Malvern/Downington/
Valley Forge
Chester 43
Mechanicsburg Cumberland 35
Philadelphia Philadelphia 51
Pittsburgh Allegheny 47
Reading Berks 43
Scranton Lackawanna 35
Warminster Bucks County; Naval Air Development Center 39
Wayne City limits of Wayne (see also Delaware County) 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Rhode Island
East Greenwich Kent County; Naval Construction Battalion Center, Davisville 43
Newport Newport 47
Providence Providence 47
South Carolina
Aiken Aiken 35
Charleston/Berkeley Charleston and Berkeley 43
Columbia Richland 35
Greenville Greenville 43
Hilton Head Beaufort 47
Myrtle Beach Horry County; Myrtle Beach AFB 47
South Dakota
Custer Custer 35
Hot Springs Fall River 35
Rapid City Pennington 35
Tennessee
Alcoa/Townsend Blount 35
Gatlinburg Sevier 43
Memphis Shelby 43
Murfreesboro Rutherford 35
Nashville Davidson 47
Williamson County Wiliamson 35
Texas
Amarillo Potter 35
Arlington/Grapevine Tarrant 39
Austin Travis 43
Bryan Brazos (except College Station) 35
College Station City limits of College Station (see Brazos County) 39
Corpus Christi Nueces 43
Dallas Dallas 47
El Paso El Paso 35
Fort Davis Jeff Davis 35
Fort Worth City limits of Fort Worth 43
Galveston Galveston 47
Houston Harris County; L.B. Johnson Space Center and Ellington AFB 47
Killeen Bell 35
Laredo Webb 35
McAllen Hidalgo 39
Plano Collin 39
San Antonio Bexar 47
South Padre Island Cameron 39
Waco McLennan 35
Utah
Bullfrog Garfield 35
Cedar City Iron 39
Moab Grand 39
Ogden/Layton/Davis County Weber and Davis 39
Park City Summit 47
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Provo Utah 43
Salt Lake City Salt Lake; Dugway Proving Ground and Tooele Army Depot 39
Vermont
Burlington/St. Albans Chittenden and Franklin 39
Manchester Bennington 47
Middlebury Addison 43
Montpelier Washington 35
White River Junction Windsor 35
Virginia
(For the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun, see District of Columbia)
Charlottesville4 City of 47
Colonial Heights City of 35
Dinwiddie County Dinwiddie 35
Hopewell City of 35
Lynchburg4 Campbell 43
Manassas/Woodbridge Prince William 39
Petersburg City of 35
Prince George County Prince George 35
Richmond4 Chesterfield and Henrico Counties; also Defense Supply Center 43
Roanoke4 City limits of 39
Virginia Beach4 Virginia Beach (also Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake) 4 43
Wallops Island Accomack 39
Williamsburg4 Williamsburg (also Hampton, Newport News, York County, Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown)4 43
Wintergreen Nelson 47
Washington
Anacortes Skagit and Island 43
Bremerton Kitsap 39
Everett Snohomish (except Lynnwood) 43
Friday Harbor San Juan 47
Lynnwood City limits of Lynnwood (see Snohomish County) 39
Ocean Shores Grays Harbor 43
Olympia/Tumwater Thurston 43
Port Angeles City limits of Port Angeles (see Clallam County) 43
Port Townsend Jefferson 39
Seattle King 51
Sequim Clallam (except Port Angeles) 39
Spokane Spokane 43
West Virginia
Berkeley Springs Morgan 39
Charleston Kanawha 43
Martinsburg/Hedgesville Berkley 35
State and Key City1 County and/or Other Location2,3 Rate ($)
Morgantown Monongalia 39
Shepherdstown Jefferson 39
Wheeling Ohio 39
Wisconsin
Brookfield Waukesha 43
Green Bay Brown 39
Lake Geneva Walworth 43
Madison Dane 43
Milwaukee Milwaukee 47
Racine Racine 35
Sheboygan Sheboygan 35
Sturgeon Bay Door 39
Wisconsin Dells Columbia 43
Wyoming
Cody Park 35
Jackson Teton 47

* * * * *

- National Accounting,
Finance, 9-18-03















CLARIFICATION

Field Financial Reporting Changes for PFY 2004

This article clarifies the article "Field Financial Reporting Changes for PFY 2004" in Postal Bulletin 22109 (8-21-03, pages 121-122).

The new Postal Fiscal Year (PFY) 2004 begins on October 1, 2003. For the first time in Postal ServiceTM history, all financial data will be transmitted electronically. In addition, all Postal Service business will be reported each business day, eliminating the need for some forms that have been in existence for many years. Additionally:

• Standard Accounting for Retail (SFAR) will be fully implemented.

• All unit data will be transmitted electronically.

• The Standard Field Accounting System (SFAS) and Postmaster Accounting (PMA) System will be retired.

• Accountbooks and Statements of Accounts (SOAs) will be discontinued.

• All District Accounting Offices (DAOs) will have been eliminated.

• We will be changing from the current 28-day reporting cycle to monthly accounting periods.

Monthly Reporting

The new calendar monthly reporting cycle will begin on October 1, 2003. The 3 1/2 weeks between the end of PFY 2003 on September 5 and the beginning of PFY 2004 on October 1 will be considered the transitional period. All offices were migrated to SAFR by the end of AP 13.

Electronic Transmission of Financial Data

All offices that do not report through Point of Service (POS) ONE or Integrated Retail Terminal (IRT) terminals are required to complete a PS Form 1412-A, Daily Financial Form, or PS Form 1412-B, Daily Financial Report, to support daily electronic transmission. The data from the PS Forms 1412 must be entered daily into either the Small Post Office Reporting Tool (SPORT) application or the MOVES application. The forms with supporting documentation should be kept in the offices. Offices designated to use the automated systems are as follows:

• MOVES - Offices currently using MOVES will continue to use it, along with PS Form 1412-A, for their daily transmission. Contract Postal Units (CPUs) will continue to forward their PS Form 1412-A to the host Post Office for transmission.

• SPORT - Stations and branches not currently using MOVES will use this application along with PS Form 1412-B for their daily transmission. PS Form 1412-B, April 2003 version, is specifically designed for ease of use by SPORT offices.

We recently revised both forms (PS Form 1412-A in August 2003 and PS Form 1412-B in April 2003).

You may obtain both forms online from the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site at http://blue.usps.gov/cpim; click on Postal Forms. You may also order them from the Material Distribution Center (MDC) as follows:

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

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, option 1, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message. (Wait 48 hours after registering before placing your first order).

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

Use the following information to order PS Form 1412-A:

PSIN: PS1412A
NSN:
7530-01-000-9295
Unit of Measure:
PD
Minimum Order Quantity:
1
Bulk Pack Quantity:
40
Quick Pick Number:
124
Price:
$1.7681
Edition Date:
08/03

Use the following information to order PS Form 1412-B:

PSIN: PS1412B
NSN:
7530-01-000-9296
Unit of Measure:
PD
Minimum Order Quantity:
2
Bulk Pack Quantity:
60
Quick Pick Number:
125
Price:
$1.0428
Edition Date:
04/03

Accountbooks and Statement of Accounts

Accountbooks and SOAs will be discontinued as of the beginning of PFY 2004. The electronic transmission of daily financial data by all units eliminates the need for accountbooks. Continue to maintain all previous accountbooks and SOAs in accordance with established retention periods.

- Revenue and Field Accounting,
Finance, 9-18-03


Licensing

UPDATE

USPS Official Licensed Product Manufacturers and Distributors

The following is an addition to the list of USPS® Official Licensed Product manufacturers and distributors that appeared in Postal Bulletin 22109 (8-21-03, pages 142-151). Employees may use this information to purchase products for personal use or as premiums and giveaway items. These products are not for resale.

Products for Postal ServiceTM retail stores are available through the Official Licensed Retail Product (OLRP) program. For further information regarding the OLRP program, please contact your area or district retail manager.

USPS Promotional Products

Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
Add:
IPROMOTEU
40 SPEEN ST STE 303
FRAMINGHAM MA 01701-1898
Mugs, T-shirts, mouse pads, and bookmarks. Web: www.ipromoteu.com
Telephone: 877-470-1436
Fax: 508-620-2721
For USPS promotional use only.

- Licensing,
Public Affairs and Communications, 9-18-03

promotion. lands' end gift certificates for usps employees. if you 're currently a member of the olrp program visit http://ebuy.usps.gov/, or call usps consultant at lands' end at 800-497-6570.

promotion. stamp pins. huge sale. call 800-336-2724, or visit stamppins.com. if you're currently a member of the olrp program. visit http://ebuy.usps.gov/.

promotion - new released. officially licensed, usps bobbing head dolls. call 800-294-3559 or visit bosleybobbers.com.

promotion - new released. officially licensed, usps bobbing head dolls. call 800-294-3559 or visit bosleybobbers.com.

Philately

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 03-28

Stop Family Violence Semipostal Stamp

stamp announcement 03-28: stop family violence semipostal stamp, copyright 2003.

The Postal ServiceTM will issue a 45-cent semipostal First-Class Mail® stamp, Stop Family Violence (Item 566100), in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps on October 11, 2003, in Denver, Colorado.

The stamp, designed by Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, California, goes on sale nationwide October 11, 2003.

Each Stop Family Violence semipostal stamp will sell for 45 cents and will be valid for postage at the First-Class Mail® rate (the first-ounce rate) in effect at the time of purchase. The net proceeds from the surcharge will be transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with the provisions of the Stamp Out Domestic Violence Act of 2001, which the 107th Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law on November 12, 2001.

This semipostal will allow every American to contribute to a nationwide fight against domestic violence. Proceeds from the sale of this stamp will be used to help agencies across the country provide shelters for women in need, individual and group counseling, legal assistance, court and social service advocacy, emergency transportation, urgently needed food and clothing, and prevention programs.

Family violence is a national concern; its effects are felt regardless of age, race, or economic status. For this semipostal stamp, art director Carl T. Herrman selected artwork by a young girl that expresses the pain and sadness caused by domestic violence. Her work was photographed by Philip Channing, Santa Barbara, California.

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 OfficeTM, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com/shop. 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:

STOP FAMILY VIOLENCE SEMIPOSTAL STAMP
PHILATELIC OFFICE
DOWNTOWN STATION
951 20TH ST
DENVER CO 80204-9998

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 November 11, 2003.

pictorial cancellation art.

Stamp Fulfillment Services 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 stamp's issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution: Item 566100, Stop Family Violence Semipostal Stamp

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive approximately three-fourths 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 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute these commemorative stamps to Post Offices before October 6, 2003.

Philatelic Requirement

SDOs with authorized philatelic centers will receive an automatic distribution of these stamps in 10 positions for subsequent distribution to each philatelic window.

SDOs that serve this many philatelic retail counters . . . will receive this quantity of the Stop Family Violence semipostal stamp, Item 566100.
1 20,000
2 20,000
3 40,000
4 40,000
5 60,000
6 60,000
8 80,000
9 100,000
12 120,000
13 140,000
16 160,000
19 200,000
Issue: Stop Family Violence
Item Number: 566100
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

Semipostal First-Class Mail® Stamp
Format: Pane of 20 (one design)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: October 11, 2003,
Denver, CO 80204
Designer: Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA
Artist: Monique M. Blais,
Santa Barbara, CA
Art Director: Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA
Photographer: Philip Channing, Santa Barbara, CA
Typographer: Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA
Engraver: Keating Gravure
Modeler: Avery Dennison, SPD
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Press Type: Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 125 million stamps
Paper Type: Nonphosphored, Type III
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Processed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Colors: Yellow, Red, Cyan, Black
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.84 x 1.410 in./21.336 x 35.814 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.990 x 1.560 in./25.146 x
39.624 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 5.875 x 7.250 in./149.23 x
184.15 mm
Plate Size: 200 Stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "V" followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2003 USPS" • Price • Plate
position diagram • Plate numbers
(4 per pane) • 4 Barcodes on back
• Header: "Stop Family Violence" /
"National Domestic Violence
Hotline" / "1-800-799 SAFE
(800-799-7233) TTY
1-800-787-3224" / "or at
www.ndvh.org" • Footer: "The
Stamp Out Domestic Violence Act
of 2001 directs the Postal Service
to transfer the net proceeds from
the sale of these semipostal stamps
to the Department of Health and
Human Services to support
domestic violence programs. Each
`Stop Family Violence' semipostal
stamp is valid for postage at the
First-Class Mail®, first-ounce rate
in effect at the time of purchase."
Catalog Item Number(s): 566120 Block of 4 - $1.80
566130 Block of 10 - $4.50
566140 Full Pane of 20 - $9.00
566161 First Day Cover - $0.83
566193 Full Pane w/FDC - $9.83

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 Memphis, Chicago, and New York APDs will each receive 3,280,000 additional stamps; the San Francisco APD will receive 2,800,000 additional stamps; and the Denver APD will receive 1,400,000 additional stamps. For fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs, the Kansas City Stamp Services Center will receive 1,000,000 additional stamps.

Sales Policy

All Post Offices must acquire and maintain a supply of this new semipostal stamp as long as customer demand exists, or until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder additional quantities using their normal ordering procedures. All sales of the Stop Family Violence semipostal stamp must be tracked in AIC 089.

There will be no exceptions to this policy.

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 9-18-03

CORRECTION

Stamp Announcement 03-27, Antique Toys Definitive Stamps

The article titled "Stamp Announcement 03-27: Antique Toys Definitive Stamps" in Postal Bulletin 22110 (9-4-03, pages 85-86) omitted instructions on how to order the first day of issue postmark. These instructions appear below.

Antique Toys Definitive Stamps - 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 OfficeTM, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com/shop. 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:

ANTIQUE TOYS DEFINITIVE STAMP
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 92282
WASHINGTON DC 20090-2282

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal ServiceTM will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by October 3, 2003.

Stamp Fulfillment Services 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 stamp's issuance.

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 9-18-03

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 03-29

Christmas - Madonna and Child

stamp announcement 03-29: christmas - madonna and child, copyright 2001.

The Postal ServiceTM will issue a 37-cent Madonna and Child stamp (Item 672400) in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps on October 23, 2003, in New York, New York. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, Arizona, and based on the artwork of Jan Gossaert, goes on sale nationwide October 24, 2003.

The Madonna and Child stamp (formerly known as Holiday Traditional) has attracted a devoted following. This Christmas series stamp is a detail of Jan Gossaert's oil-on-panel painting of the Madonna and Child, circa 1520, from the Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago.

The Madonna and Child stamp was previously issued on October 10, 2002, in a convertible booklet of 20 stamps (670200).

Issue: Madonna and Child
Item Number: 672400
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Special
Format: Double-sided Convertible Booklet of 20 (1 design)
Series: Christmas
Issue Date & City: October 23, 2003,
New York, NY 10199
Artist: Jan Gossaert, painting from the
Charles H. and Mary F. S.
Worcester collection at The Art
Institute of Chicago
Designer: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Engraver: N/A
Art Director: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Typographer: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran
Manufacturing Process: Offset
Printer: Ashton Potter USA Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Press Type: Stevens, Varisize Security Press
Stamps per Booklet: 20
Print Quantity: 700 million stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, Type II
Adhesive Type: Pressure sensitive
Processed at: Ashton Potter USA Ltd. (APU)
Colors: blank
Outside Cover: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
PMS 485 (Red), Pantone Green
Stamp: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.77 x 1.050 in./19.558 x 26.67 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm
Booklet Size (w x h) : 2.38 x 5.76 in./60.452 x 146.304 mm
Plate Size: 540 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "P" followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings: blank
Stamp Side: "© 1999 USPS" • Plate numbers •
"Peel here to fold"
Cover Side: Price • Barcode • "Season's
Greetings" • Price
Catalog Item Number(s): 672440 PSA Double-sided
Book of 20 - $7.40
672461 First Day Cover - $0.75

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 OfficeTM, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com/shop. 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:

CHRISTMAS MADONNA AND CHILD STAMP
POSTMASTER
421 EIGHTH AVE RM 2029B
NEW YORK NY 10199-9991

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 November 22, 2003.

Stamp Fulfillment Services 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 stamp's issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution: Item 672400, $7.40 Madonna and Child Double-sided Booklet of 20 Stamps

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive approximately one-half of their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA booklet. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (4,000 booklets).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices of approximately one-half of their standard automatic distribution quantities using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before October 17, 2003.

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 Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 420,000 additional booklets; the San Francisco APD will receive 360,000 additional booklets; and the Denver APD will receive 180,000 additional booklets.

Philatelic Requirement

Authorized philatelic centers requiring the $7.40 Madonna and Child convertible booklets of 20 must order Item 672400 from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17.

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 9-18-03

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 03-30

Holiday - Holiday Music Makers

stamp announcement 03-30: holiday - holiday music makers, copyright 2002.

The Postal ServiceTM will issue 37-cent Holiday Music Makers stamps in four designs on October 23, 2003, in New York, New York. The stamps, designed by Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, Maryland, go on sale nationwide October 24, 2003.

Featuring whimsical Santas and fanciful reindeer playing horns, panpipes, and a drum, these lighthearted, colorful stamps are reminders of the joys of the season. Illustrator Diane Teske Harris of Billings, Montana, created the airbrush artwork for these colorful stamps.

The Holiday Music Makers stamps will be issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 (Item 564000), a double-sided convertible booklet of 20 (Item 672200), a folded vending booklet of 20 (Item 672300), and a set of 20 stamped cards (883400).

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 OfficeTM, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com/shop. 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:

HOLIDAY MUSIC MAKERS STAMPS
POSTMASTER
421 EIGHTH AVE RM 2029B
NEW YORK NY 10199-9991

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 November 22, 2003.

Stamp Fulfillment Services 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 is a philatelic product for this stamp issue. The Holiday Music Makers stamped card (Item 564066), priced at $9.75, is a set of 20 ready-to-mail cards on sheets featuring one each of the four stamp images. The cards will be available while supplies last at Post Offices, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com/shop.

Distribution: Item 564000, Holiday Music Makers Pane of 20

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive a full standard automatic distribution quantity, plus an additional one- fourth, 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 quantity for a PSA sheet stamp using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before October 17, 2003.

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 Memphis, Chicago, and New York APDs will each receive 2,400,000 additional stamps; the San Francisco APD will receive 1,920,000 additional stamps; and the Denver APD will receive 800,000 additional stamps.

Philatelic Requirement

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

SDOs that serve this many philatelic retail counters . . . will receive this quantity of the Holiday Music Makers stamps, Item 564000.
1 16,000
2 16,000
3 32,000
4 32,000
5 48,000
6 48,000
8 64,000
9 80,000
12 96,000
13 112,000
16 128,000
19 160,000
Issue: Holiday Music Makers
Item Number: 564000
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Special
Format: Pane of 20 (4 designs)
Series: Holiday
Issue Date & City: October 23, 2003,
New York, NY 10199
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Artist: Diane Teske Harris, Billings, MT
Typographer: Greg Berger, Bethesda, MD
Engraver: Southern Graphics
Modeler: Donald Woo
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging Corporation,
Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomec 5, 3000
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 125 million stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, Type II
Adhesive Type: Pressure sensitive
Processed at: Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Purple
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.76 x 1.04 in./19.30 x 26.41 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.22 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 5.46 x 5.8125 in./138.68 x
131.63 mm
Plate Size: 320 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "S" followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2002 USPS" • Price • Plate
position diagram • Plate numbers
(4 per pane) • 4 Barcodes on back
Catalog Item Number(s): 564020 Block of 4 - $1.48
564030 Block of 10 - $3.70
564040 Full Pane of 20 - $7.40
564063 First Day Cover,
Set of 4 - $3.00
564093 Full Pane w/FDC,
Set of 4 - $10.40
564066 Stamped Card - $9.75

Distribution: Item 672200, Holiday Music Makers Double-sided Convertible Booklet of 20

SDOs will receive a full standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA booklet. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (4,000 booklets).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices for their full standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA sheet stamp using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before October 17, 2003.

Philatelic Requirement

Authorized philatelic centers requiring the Holiday Music Makers PSA double-sided booklet of 20 must order Item 672200 from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17.

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 APD using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the Memphis, Chicago, and New York APDs will each receive 1,000,000 additional booklets; the San Francisco APD will receive 800,000 additional booklets; and the Denver APD will receive 400,000 additional booklets.

Distribution: Items 672300 and 672311, Holiday Music Makers Folded Vending Book of 20 (PSA) (Vending Use Only)

SDOs will receive automatic distributions of the Holiday Music Makers folded vending books of 20, both straight books (Item 672300) and crisscross books (Item 672311). Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (4,500 books for straight; 3,000 books for crisscross).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will not make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices. Only Post Offices equipped with the appropriate self-service vending machines may order these items from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before October 17, 2003.

Issue: Holiday Music Makers
Item Number: 672200
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Special
Format: Double-sided Convertible Booklet of
20 (4 designs)
Series: Holiday
Issue Date & City: October 23, 2003,
New York, NY 10199
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Artist: Diane Teske Harris, Billings, MT
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Typographer: Greg Berger, Bethesda, MD
Engraver: Southern Graphics
Modeler: Donald H. Woo
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging Corporation,
Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomek 5, 3000
Stamps per Book: 20
Print Quantity: 1.75 million stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, Type II
Adhesive Type: Pressure sensitive
Processed at: Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Purple
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.76 x 1.04 in./19.30 x 26.67 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.22 mm
Booklet Size (w x h): 1.823 x 7.50 in./46.30 x 190.50 mm
Plate Size: 288 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "S" followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2002 USPS" • Plate numbers •
"Peel here to fold"
Catalog Item Number(s): 672240 Convertible Book of
20 - $7.40
672263 First Day Cover,
Set of 4 - $3.00

Additional Supply

Authorized Post Offices, requiring additional books for restocking of the appropriate self-service vending machines, must requisition them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional books must order them from the APD using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, APDs will receive additional quantities of the vendible straight books (Item 672300) and crisscross books (Item 672311).

Issue: Holiday Music Makers
Item Number: 672300
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Special
Format: Vending Booklet of 20 (4 designs)
Series: Holiday
Issue Date & City: October 23, 2003,
New York, NY 10199
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Artist: Diane Teske Harris, Billings, MT
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Typographer: Greg Berger, Bethesda, MD
Engraver: Southern Graphics
Modeler: Donald H. Woo
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging Corporation,
Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomek 5, 3000
Stamps per Book: 20
Print Quantity: 200.99 million stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, Type II
Adhesive Type: Pressure sensitive
Processed at: Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Purple, Orange
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.72 x 0.832 in./18.28 x 21.13 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.87 x 0.982 in./22.09 x 24.94 mm
Booklet Size (w x h) : 1.740 x 10.375 in./44.19 x
263.52 mm
Plate Size: 480 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "S" followed by five (5) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2002 USPS" • Plate numbers •
Price • Barcode • USPS logo
Catalog Item Number(s): 672340 Vending Book of 20 - $7.40
Issue: Holiday Music Makers
Item Number: 883400
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

23-cent Stamped Postal Card
Format: $9.75 Set of 20 Stamped Cards
(4 designs)
Series: Holiday
Issue Date & City: October 23, 2003,
New York, NY 10199
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Engraver: N/A
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Typographer: Greg Berger, Bethesda, MD
Artist: Diane Teske Harris, Billings, MT
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran
Manufacturing Process: Offset
Printer: Sterling Sommer
Printed at: Tonawanda, NY
Press Type: Heidelberg
Cards per sheet: 4
Print Quantity: 50,000 sets (1 million cards)
Paper Type: Nonphosphored, Type III, Block
Adhesive Type: N/A
Processed at: Sterling Sommer, Tonawanda, NY
Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Card Size (w x h): 5.5 x 4.25 in./139.7 x 107.95 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 11 x 8.5 x in./279.4 x 215.9 mm
Plate Size: 32 cards per revolution
Plate Numbers: N/A
Marginal Markings: "© 2003 USPS"
Catalog Item Number(s): 564066 Stamped Card - $9.75

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 9-18-03

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 03-31

Snowy Egret Definitive Stamp

stamp announcement 03-31: snowy egret.

The Postal ServiceTM will issue a 37-cent Snowy Egret definitive stamp on October 24, 2003, in New York, New York. The stamp, designed by Carl T. Hermann, Carlsbad, California, goes on sale nationwide October 25, 2003. The stamp will be issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 100 stamps (Item 782200).

Considered one of the most beautiful American birds, the snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a slender white heron with black legs and bright yellow feet. This bird lives in marshes, swamps, and other wetlands. When flying or searching for food, it can curve its long neck into a compact "S" shape.

The stamp features artist Nancy Stahl's rendering of a snowy egret. Based on photographs, the image depicts the head and upper body of a snowy egret against a blue background.

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 OfficeTM, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com/shop. 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:

SNOWY EGRET DEFINITIVE STAMP
POSTMASTER
421 EIGHTH AVE RM 2029B
NEW YORK NY 10199

Issue: Snowy Egret
Item Number: 782200
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent Definitive
Format: Coil of 100 (1 design)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: October 24, 2003,
New York, NY 10199
Designer: Carl T. Hermann, Carlsbad, CA
Artist: Nancy Stahl, New York, NY
Art Director: Carl T. Hermann, Carlsbad, CA
Typographer: Carl T. Hermann, Carlsbad, CA
Modeler: Avery Dennison, SPD
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Avery Dennison, (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Press Type: Dia Nippon Kiko
Stamps per Coil: 100
Print Quantity: 2 billion stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, Type I
Adhesive Type: Pressure sensitive
Processed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Colors: Egret Yellow, Egret Light Blue,
Egret Dark Blue, Black
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.720 x 0.818 in./18.288 x
20.777 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.86932 x 0.982 in./22.081 x
24.943 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): N/A
Plate Size: 396 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "V" followed by four (4) single digits
Catalog Item Number(s): 782240 PSA Coil of 100 - $37.00
782261 First Day Cover - $0.75

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 November 23, 2003.

Stamp Fulfillment Services 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 stamp's issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution: Item 782200, Snowy Egret PSA Coil of 100 Stamps

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive an automatic distribution of the Snowy Egret PSA coil of 100. After the initial distribution, additional automatic shipments of Item 782200 will follow quarterly. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (800 coils).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will not make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices. Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 782200 must order them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute these coils to Post Offices before October 17, 2003.

Philatelic Requirement

Authorized philatelic centers requiring the Snowy Egret PSA coil of 100 must order Item 782200 from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17.

Additional Supply

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

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the Memphis, Chicago, and New York APDs will each receive 86,400 additional coils; the San Francisco APD will receive 72,000 additional coils; and the Denver APD will receive 43,200 additional coils.

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 9-18-03

Pictorial Cancellations Announcement

As a community service, the Postal ServiceTM 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 OfficeTM 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 thehyphen 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.

August 21, 2003

AMERICAN TREASURES STATION

CRC

250 ST JOSEPH ST

MOBILE AL 36601-9813

August 22, 2003

SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION

POSTMASTER

HWY 5

CLOPTON AL 26317-9998

August 22-23, 2003

100TH ANNIVERSARY STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

KINGSTON MI 48741-9998

August 23-24, 2003

Offutt Air Force Base

CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT STATION

OMAHA PHILATELIC WINDOW

1124 PACIFIC ST

OMAHA NE 68108-9998

August 25, 2003

MODOT Proclamation Event Planners

THE CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT STATION

POSTMASTER

131 WEST HIGH ST

JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101-9998

August 29, 2003

Postal Service

BATTLE OF NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND 225TH ANNIVERSARY STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

NEWPORT RI 02840-9998

August 31, 2003

Postal Service

100TH ANIVERSARY STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 5066

MILWAUKEE WI 53201-5066

September 18, 2003

Swissvale Rotary Club

SWISSVALE ROTARY CLUB STATION

POSTMASTER

1911 MONONGAHELA AVE

PITTSBURGH PA 15218-9996

The following cancellations have been extended for 90 days.

June 28, 2003

Postal Service HQ Public Affairs / Events

TOURING FOR 100 YEARS STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 92282

WASHINGTON DC 20090-2282

July 27, 2003

Postal Service HQ Public Affairs / Events

LANCE ARMSTRONG STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 92282

WASHINGTON DC 20090-2282

September 20, 2003

Selkirk Fire District

75TH ANNIVERSARY STATION

POSTMASTER

402 FEURA BUSH RD

GLENMONT NY 12077-9998

Selkirk Fire District

75TH ANNIVERSARY STATION

POSTMASTER

155 US RT 9 WEST

SELKIRK NY 12158-9998

Selkirk Fire District

75TH ANNIVERSARY STATION

POSTMASTER

541 BRIDGE ST

SOUTH BETHLEHEM NY 12161-9998

October 1, 2003

Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, Penobscot Coalition

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STATION

POSTMASTER

202 HARLOW ST

BANGOR ME 04401-9998

Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, Penobscot Coalition

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STATION

POSTMASTER

41 NORTH ST

DOVER-FOXCROFT ME 04426-9998

Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, Penobscot Coalition

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STATION

POSTMASTER

114 WESTERN AVE

HAMPDEN ME 04444-9998

Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, Penobscot Coalition

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STATION

POSTMASTER

50 FLEMING ST

LINCOLN ME 04457-9998

Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, Penobscot Coalition

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STATION

POSTMASTER

141 CENTER ST

OLD TOWN ME 04468-9998

Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, Penobscot Coalition

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STATION

POSTMASTER

1 BENNOCH RD

ORONO ME 04473-9998

September 2, 2003
Comite Centenario Ponce High School
PONCE HIGH SCHOOL CENTENARIO STATION
POSTMASTER
PICTORIAL CANCELLATION COORDINATOR
CARIBBEAN DISTRICT
585 AVE FD ROOSEVELT SUITE 223
SAN JUAN PR 00936-9996
September 3, 2003
Col. Joseph Rodriguez Chapter of the Korean War Veterans
FORT BLISS MUSEUM STATION
POSTMASTER
8401 BOEING DR
EL PASO TX 79906-9998
September 5, 2003
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC STATION
POSTMASTER
57689 NC HWY 12
HATTERAS NC 27943-9998
September 5-7, 2003
Norwalk (CT) Stamp Club
OYSTER FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
16 WASHINGTON ST
NORWALK CT 06856-9998
September 6, 2003
Postal Service
KEEL LAYING STATION
CRC
101 25TH ST
NEWPORT NEWS VA 23607-9998
September 6, 2003
MONTAPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
6701 WINTON BLOUNT BLVD
MONTGOMERY AL 36119-9813
September 7, 2003
Uncle Sam Stamp Club
UNCLE SAM PARADE STATION
POSTMASTER
400 BROADWAY
TROY NY 12180-9998
September 11, 2003
Postal Service
HEROES OF 2001 STATION
POSTMASTER
525 8TH ST
AUGUSTA GA 30901-9998
September 11, 2003
LOG CABIN STATION
POSTMASTER
1215 MAIN
HUNTSVILLE MO 65259-9998
September 12-13, 2003
Rugby Lions Club
LIONS CLUB STATION
POSTMASTER
205 2ND ST SOUTHEAST
RUGBY ND 58368-9998
September 13, 2003
ELKS LODGE 57 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
FOND DU LAC WI 54935-9998
September 13, 2003
Bureau County stead Festival
BUREAU COUNTY FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
326 SOUTH MAIN ST
PRINCETON IL 61356-9998
September 14, 2003
First United Methodist Church, Clyde, TX
CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
615 ELM ST
CLYDE TX 79510-9998
September 16, 2003
CELEBRATING HISPANIC MONTH STATION
POSTMASTER
25 DORCHESTER AVE RM 4009
BOSTON MA 02205-9998
September 17-20, 2003
Striper Festival
KINGSTON STRIPER FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
KINGSTON OK 73439-9998
September 18-21, 2003
Michigan Fireman's Memorial Festival Column
FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ROSCOMMON MI 48653-9998
September 19, 2003
Carl Banks NFL
EARLY FOOTBALL HEROES STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
FLINT MI 48502-9998
September 19, 2003
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WOODSTOCK NY 12498-9998
September 19, 2003
Boy Scouts of America
WIZARD RANCH STATION
POSTMASTER
200 SOUTH GEORGE ST
YORK PA 17405-9998
September 19, 2003
City of Clinton Centennial Committee
CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
212 SOUTH 11TH ST
CLINTON OK 73601-9998
September 19-20, 2003
Community Problem Solving Team
COW DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GREENSBURG KY 42743-9998
September 19-20, 2003
District 11 Alumni Association
DISTRICT 11 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SHIDLER OK 74652-9998
September 19-21, 2003
Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition
PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION STATION
POSTMASTER
741 THIRD AVE
KING OF PRUSSIA PA 19406-9998
September 19-21, 2003
Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition
PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION STATION
POSTMASTER
741 THIRD AVE
KING OF PRUSSIA PA 19406-9998
September 19-21, 2003
Houston Philatelic Society
GREATER HOUSTON STAMP SHOW STATION 77201
WINDOW UNIT STATION MANAGER
401 FRANKLIN ST
HOUSTON TX 77201-9998
September 19-21, 2003
Postal Service
2003 FIELD DAY OF THE PAST STATION
POSTMASTER
16590 POUNCY TRACT RD
ROCKVILLE VA 23146-9998
September 19-21 / 27-28 2003
Penn's Colony Festival
PENNS COLONY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SAXONBURG PA 16056-9998
September 20, 2003
Postal Service
100TH ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HYDE PARK VT 05655-9998
September 20, 2003
75TH ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
1601 HWY 35
MIDDLETOWN NJ 07748-9998
September 20, 2003
Postal Service
POLICE EXPO STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LYNBROOK NY 11563-9998
September 20, 2003
The New Scotland Historical Association
NEW SCOTLAND PLUM FEST 2003 STATION
POSTMASTER
1399 NEW SCOTLAND RD
SLINGERLANDS NY 12159-9998
September 20, 2003
1800-2003 CELEBRATING 203 YEARS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
PLATTEKILL NY 12568-9998
September 20, 2003
Vernon Downs Raceway
VERNON DOWNS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
VERNON NY 13476-9998
September 20, 2003
Governor Flower Monument Centennial Committee
GOV FLOWER MONUMENT REDEDICATION STATION
POSTMASTER
232 COMMERCE PARK DR
WATERTOWN NY 13601-9998
September 20, 2003
Ellisburg Bicentennial Committee
BICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ELLISBURG NY 13636-9998
September 20, 2003
Richford Potato Festival Committee
POTATO FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
RICHFORD NY 13835-9998
September 20, 2003
Village of Silver Creek
FIRST SETTLEMENT BICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
37 MAIN ST
SILVER CREEK NY 14136-9998
September 20, 2003
ACE ART COVER EXCHANGE STATION
POSTMASTER
1335 JEFFERSON RD
ROCHESTER NY 14692-9998
September 20, 2003
White Covered Bridge Association
WHITE BRIDGE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GARARDS FORT PA 15334-9998
September 20, 2003
Avonmore Anniversary Committee
JUBILEE STATION
POSTMASTER
516 WESTMORELAN ST
AVONMORE PA 15618-9998
September 20, 2003
Bensalem Post Office - Philadelphia District
PRIDE DAY STATION
POSTMASTER
1800 BYBERRY RD
BENSALEM PA 19020-9998
September 20, 2003
Rehrersburg Bicentennial Committee
REHRERSBURG 200TH ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
349 GODFREY ST
REHRERSBURG PA 19550-9998
September 20, 2003
Postal Service
DENBIGH DAY STATION
CRC
101 25TH ST
NEWPORT NEWS VA 23607-9998
September 20, 2003
The BB&T Virginia Ten Miler
KALEIDOSCOPE STATION
POSTMASTER
3300 ODD FELLOWS RD
LYNCHBURG VA 24506-9998
September 20, 2003
West Virginia Div. of Tourism
THE LEWIS AND CLARK BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION STATION
SPECIAL CANCELLATION
1000 VIRGINIA AVE
HUNTINGTON WV 25704-9998
September 20, 2003
Harrisville Society of Friends
MORGANS RAID FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HARRISVILLE OH 43974-9998
September 20, 2003
Shelby County Historical Society
VINTAGE DAY STATION
POSTMASTER
135 NORTH OHIO AVE
SIDNEY OH 45365-9998
September 20, 2003
Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival
RARDEN WHITETAIL DEER FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
RARDEN OH 45671-9998
September 20, 2003
Delphos Rotary Club
LESLIE C PELTIER STATION
POSTMASTER
127 NORTH MAIN ST
DELPHOS OH 45833-9998
September 20, 2003
Town of Austin and Sesquicentennial Committee
AUSTIN SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
AUSTIN IN 47102-9998
September 20, 2003
RENDEZVOUS 03 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
EAST LANSING MI 48823-9998
September 20, 2003
Necedah Lions Club
WHOOPING CRANE FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
NECEDAH WI 54646-9998
September 20, 2003
4TH ANNUAL CHAMOIS STATION
POSTMASTER
102 NORTH MAIN ST
CHAMOIS MO 65024-9998
September 20, 2003
Milford Museum
MILFORD MUSEUM STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MILFORD KS 66514-9998
September 20, 2003
Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Association
HILLSBORO ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HILLSBORO KS 67063-9998
September 20, 2003
Murray County Antique Tractors
MCATIA STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SULPHUR OK 73086-9998
September 20, 2003
Austin City Limits Music Festival
ZILKER STATION
POSTMASTER
8225 CROSS PARK DR
AUSTIN TX 78710-9998
September 20, 2003
Springfield Chamber of Commerce
SPRINGFIELD EQUINOX FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
188 EAST 9TH AVE
SPRINGFIELD CO 81073-9998
September 20, 2003
Northern Aurora Business Association
GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES PARADE AND ARTS FESTIVAL STATION
PHILATELIC CLERK
16890 EAST ALAMEDA PKWY
AURORA CO 80017-9998
September 20, 2003
Boy Scouts of America
CAMPOREE STATION
POSTMASTER
7351 MAGNOLIA
COMMERCE CITY CO 80022-9998
September 20-21, 2003
Chamber of Commerce of SE CT
FAMILY AIRFEST 4TH ANNUAL STATION
POSTMASTER
1104 PLAINFIELD PIKE
ONECO CT 06373-9998
September 20-21, 2003
Peru Apple Festival Committee
APPLEFEST STATION
POSTMASTER
742 BEAR SWAMP RD
PERU NY 12972-9998
September 20-21, 2003
CONVENTION STATION
POSTMASTER
1400 LLOYD RD
WICKLIFFE OH 44092-9998
September 20-21, 2003
Duneland Chamber of Commerce
ARE YOU A GOOD WITCH OR BAD WITCH CHESTERTON IN 46304 STATION
POSTMASTER
1070 SOUTH CALUMET RD
CHESTERTON IN 46304-9998
September 20-21, 2003
Southern Illinois Rural Postal Committee
100 YEARS OF SERVICE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ZEIBLER IL 62999-9998
September 20-21, 2003
Cherry Valley Historical Association
225TH ANNIVERSARY MASSACRE REENACTMENT STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
CHERRY VALLEY NY 13320-9998
September 21, 2003
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
COOLIDGE STATION
POSTMASTER
108 ELM ST
BENNINGTON VT 05201-9998
September 21, 2003
Historical Society of East Hanover Township
9TH ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GRANTVILLE PA 17028-9998
September 21, 2003
East Fairmont Rockets Football
40 ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
331 MADISON ST
FAIRMONT WV 26554-9998
September 21, 2003
St. Aloysius Historical Society
GREENBUSH STATION
POSTMASTER
115 NORTH SUMMIT ST
GIRARD KS 66743-9998
September 21-25, 2003
Bloomsburg Fair Association
BLOOMSBURG FAIR STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BLOOMSBURG PA 17815-9998
September 22, 2003
Postal Service
DATE MEETS ZIP STATION
POSTMASTER
45805 FARGO ST
INDIO CA 92203-9998
September 22, 2003
North Dakota State College of Science
CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
926 2ND AVE NORTH
WAHPETON ND 58075-9998
September 23-25, 2003
Danville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau
FARM PROGRESS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HENNING IL 61848-9998
September 24, 2003
AK Historical Society / Museums of Alaska
FORT WM H SEWARD CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HAINES AK 99827-9998
September 25, 2003
Humane Society of Lebanon County
SPAY AND NEUTER STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LEBANON PA 17042-9998
September 25, 2003
Orlando Science Center
THE WING DING STATION
POSTMASTER
10401 POST OFFICE BLVD
ORLANDO FL 32862-9998
September 25, 2003
Lynchburg and Metro Moore Co. Chamber of Commerce
JACK DANIELS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INVITATIONAL BARBECUE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LYNCHBURG TN 37352-9998
September 25, 2003
Harrisburg Sesquicentennial Committee
HARRISBURG SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
POST OFFICE BUILDING
HARRISBURG IL 62946-9998
September 26, 2003
QWL/EI
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA FIESTA STATION
POSTMASTER
201 EAST LAS CRUCES AVE
LAS CRUCES NM 88001-9998
September 26, 2003
Postal Service
250TH CHARTER ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
VERNON VT 05354-9998
September 26-27, 2003
Warrens Cranberry Festival
WARRENS CRANBERRY FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WARRENS WI 54666-9998
September 27, 2003
Winchester Pickle Festival Committee
WINCHESTER PICKLE FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
11 RICHMOND RD
WINCHESTER NH 03470-9998
September 27, 2003
Postal Service
EDEN OUTHOUSE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
EDEN VT 05652-9998
September 27, 2003
Postal Service
BURKE FALL FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
552 VT RTE 114
EAST BURKE VT 05832-9998
September 27, 2003
Town of Ticonderoga's "Best Fourth in the North" Committee
AVIATION STATION
POSTMASTER
123 CHAMPLAIN AVE
TICONDEROGA NY 12883-9998
September 27, 2003
Finger Lakes Stamp Club
FINGER LAKES RAILWAY EXCURSION STATION
POSTMASTER
67 CASTLE ST
GENEVA NY 14456-9998
September 27, 2003
APPLE UMPKIN FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
2 SOUTH ACADEMY ST
WYOMING NY 14591-9998
September 27, 2003
2003 Dunbar Fest Committee
2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY FEST STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
DUNBAR PA 15431-9998
September 27, 2003
The German Settlement
THE GERMAN SETTLEMENT STATION
POSTMASTER
2 EAST BROAD WAY
LOVETTSVILLE VA 20180-9998
September 27, 2003
Postal Service
WINGS N WHEELS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
TOPPING VA 23169-9998
September 27, 2003
City of Danville, Old 97 Stillhouse Trestle Corp., and Danville Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Dept.
CENTENNIAL WRECK OF THE OLD 97 STATION
POSTMASTER
105 TEAL CT
DANVILLE VA 24541-9998
September 27, 2003
Dan River Philatelic Society, 321 Rocky Knoll Lane Danville, VA, 24541-8927
OLD 97 STATION
POSTMASTER
105 TEAL CT
DANVILLE VA 24541-9998
September 27, 2003
Town of Kitty Hawk
KITTY HAWK HERITAGE DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
KITTY HAWK NC 27949-9998
September 27, 2003
Town of Bluff City
HERITAGE DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
4326 BLUFF CITY HWY
BLUFF CITY TN 37618-9998
September 27, 2003
GANN AUTUMN STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BRINKHAVEN OH 43006-9998
September 27, 2003
Village of Galena
GALENA GRAND PRIX STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GALENA OH 43021-9998
September 27, 2003
Lewis and Clark Corps
LEWIS AND CLARK CORPS OF DISCOVERY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
NEW RICHMOND OH 45157-9998
September 27, 2003
Woodbine Apple Festival Committee
LINCOLN HIGHWAY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WOODBINE IA 51579-9998
September 27, 2003
WA USA PEX STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WAUSAU WI 54403-9998
September 27, 2003
Philip S. Miller Library
PHILIP S MILLER LIBRARY STATION
POSTMASTER
300 EAST MILLER CT
CASTLE ROCK CO 80104-9998
September 27, 2003
PONY EXPRESS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
PAHRUMP NV 89041-9998
September 27, 2003
Kern Valley Audubon
VULTURE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WELDON CA 93283-9998
September 27-28, 2003
Blue Grass Sesquicentennial Committee
SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BLUE GRASS IA 52726-9998
September 27-28, 2003
Rugby Volunteer Fire-Rescue and VA State Park
RUGBY STATION
POSTMASTER
700 TRONTDALE HWY
MOUTH OF WILSON VA 24363-9998
September 28, 2003
Batsto Citizens Committee
ANTIQUE AND GLASS BOTTLE SHOW STATION
POSTMASTER
114 SOUTH 3RD ST
HAMMONTON NJ 08037-9998
September 28, 2003
GRAND PRIX STATION
POSTMASTER
125 WEST SOUTH ST
INDIANAPOLIS IN 46206-9998
September 28, 2003
FRANKENSTEIN STATION
POSTMASTER
RT 1 BOX 201
BONNETS MILL MO 65016-9998
September 28-29, 2003
FALLASBURG FALL FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LOWELL MI 49331-9998
September 29, 2003
Centennial Committee Stephenson Public Library Marinette Wisconsin
STEPHENSON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATION
POSTMASTER
2016 MAPLE AVE
MARINETTE WI 54143-9998
September 29, 2003
Postal Service
WALDEN FALL FOLIAGE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WEST DANVILLE VT 05873-9998
September 30, 2003
USMMA
USMMA STATION
POSTMASTER
1 WELWYN RD
GREAT NECK NY 11022-9998
September 30, 2003
Postal Service
CABOT FALL FOLIAGE STATION
POSTMASTER
3123 MAIN ST
CABOT VT 05647-9998
October 1, 2003
Postal Service
PLAINFIELD FALL FOLIAGE STATION
POSTMASTER
189 TOWN AVE
PLAINFIELD VT 05667-9998
October 1, 2003
Norman Stamp Club
NORMAN STAMP CLUB STATION
POSTMASTER
129 WEST GRAY ST
NORMAN OK 73069-9998
October 2, 2003
Postal Service
PEACHAM FALL FOLIAGE STATION
POSTMASTER
79 CHURCH ST
PEACHAM VT 05862-9998
October 2, 2003
Postal Service
CENSUS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GANN VALLEY SD 57341-9998
October 2-4, 2003
International Blue Grass Festival
7TH ANNUAL STATION
POSTMASTER
201 WEST OKLAHOMA ST
GUTHRIE OK 73044-9998

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 9-18-03

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
- Mailing Standards,
Pricing and Classification, 9-18-03


Post Offices

Post Office Changes

Old/
New
Finance No. ZIP Code State P.O. Name County/
Parish
Station/Branch/Unit Unit Type Effective Date Comments
Old 22-7845 04776 ME Sherman Mills Aroostook Main Office Post Office blank This announcement changes the name of the Sherman Mills ME Post Office to the Sherman ME Post Office. Use Sherman ME 04776 as last line of address.
New 22-7845 04776 ME Sherman Aroostook Main Office Post Office 10/01/2003
Old 22-7860 04777 ME Sherman Station Penobscot Main Office Post Office blank This announcement changes the name of the Sherman Station ME Post Office to the Stacyville ME Post Office. Use Stacyville ME 04777 as last line of address.
New 22-7860 04777 ME Stacyville Penobscot Main Office Post Office 10/01/2003
Old 27-7618 38671 MS Southaven Desoto Main Office Post Office blank Realign ZIP Code boundaries. Use Southaven MS 38672 as last line of address for 720 deliveries previously in ZIP Code 38671.
New 27-7618 38672 MS Southaven Desoto Main Office Post Office 10/01/2003
- Address Management,
Intelligent Mail and Address Quality, 9-18-03


Retail

REMINDER

Policy on Corrections to Change-of-Address Orders

The Postal ServiceTM recognizes that identity theft is a growing concern in today's environment. Since we hold a special trust with the American people, we are obligated to maintain the security of the mail as well as to maintain public trust and confidence in the reliability and integrity of our systems. It is the right of the American people to expect the Postal Service and its employees to protect the sensitive nature of a customer's place of residence.

The Postal Service receives approximately 43 million change-of-address (COA) order forms each year. It is not unusual for some mistakes to be made on the form by the customer or by the Postal Service during data input. When errors occur with data elements of a customer's address, Postal Service employees should recognize the problem and correct the deficiency in the address. PS Form 3546, Forwarding Order Change Notice, is an official document for employees to make corrections to elements of a mailing address. PS Form 3546 is an internal form that must be used to modify an existing COA record or to request the deletion of a COA record. All corrections to COA information by employees must be made using PS Form 3546.

The Postal Service and the customers benefit by an employee's attentiveness in correcting the routing of customers' mail. We encourage employees at every level to assist in our effort to achieve the best customer service possible. The forthcoming Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS) and the Change of Address Forms Processing System (CFPS) increase the need for accurate and error- free data processing information. Automated equipment will receive immediate access to data when corrections are submitted using a PS Form 3546 and entered into these systems.

The future of the Postal Service depends on the quality of the service we provide. The forwarding of mail to our customers and timely notification of address changes to mailers increases the value of the Postal Service. Proper use of PS Form 3546 is critical to ensure an error-free mail forwarding process. Strict adherence to these procedures is therefore essential.

- Customer Service Support,
Delivery and Retail, 9-18-03


Supply Management

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS

Maintenance Services for EDPBX Telephone Systems

The U.S. Postal Service® and Sprint have formed a national strategic partnership for maintenance services for Nortel and Meridian 1 EDPBX (Electronic Digital Private Branch Exchange) telephone systems, components, and peripheral equipment. You may use the contract at all Postal ServiceTM locations for purchasing EDPBX telephone system maintenance services.

Further details can be found in Material Logistics Bulletin (MLB) Number MLB-CO-03-015, National Contract for Sprint Telephone Maintenance. The MLB is available at the Supply Management Web site at http://blue.usps.gov/ purchase/root/depot.htm. If you do not have access to a computer, you can obtain the MLB by calling National Materials Customer Service at 800-332-0317 and selecting the option "Operations and Materials Customer Service."

If you have access to the Postal Service Intranet, you must order these services through eBuy effective September 1, 2003. To order through eBuy and to obtain an eBuy logon ID and password:

From Internet Explorer (version 5.0 or higher), go to the Blue page at http://blue.usps.gov and type "ebuy" in the address line and then hit the Return key. (The direct URL is http://ebuy.usps.gov/jsp/co/Login.jsp; note that this URL is case sensitive.)

- SCM Strategies,
Supply Management, 9-18-03

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