postal bulletin, published since march 4, 1880. pb 22113 October 16, 2003.

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Administrative Services

Ordering Information/New Handbook: Handbook AS-353,
Guide to Privacy and the Freedom of Information Act

Directives and Forms Update

Customer Relations

Mail Alert

Domestic Mail

DMM Revision: Independent Audit Bureaus -
Periodicals Mail

DMM Revision: Metered Mail - Irregularities

Correction: Parcel Return Services Experiment

U.S. Armed Forces: Free Mail Program

Notice: Barcode Requirements for Machinable Parcel

Field Information and Implementation Kit: Parcel Return


ELM Revision: Birth Date Changes for Optional Life

Publication Available for Holiday Ceremonies:
Publication 528, Veterans and the Military on Stamps, Is Available at the Material Distribution Center

New Examinations: Motor Vehicle Operator Exam 230, Tractor-Trailer Operator Exam 240, and Motor Vehicle Operator/Tractor-Trailer Operator Exam 238

Pull-Out Section

Fraud Alert

Withholding of Mail Orders

Domestic Orders

Invalid Express Mail Corporate Account Numbers

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

Missing, Lost, or Stolen Canadian Money Order Forms

Counterfeit Canadian Money Order Forms

Toll-Free Number Available to Verify Canadian Money

Other Information

Overseas Military Mail

Flexible Spending Accounts Poster

Missing Children Posters

Notice to all Employees: Thrift Savings Plan Fact

2003 International and Military Mail Christmas Mailing

Employees (Continued)

Revised Publication: Publication 295 Honors Hispanic
Culture and History

International Mail

IMM and Publication 51 Revision: International Mail - Nonmachinable Surcharge Characteristics for
Letter-post Items

IMM Revision: Closing of Exchange Office and Customs
Service Location at Washington Dulles International

ICM Updates: International Customized Mail


Correction: USPS Official Licensed Product
Manufacturers and Distributors - March Company

Notice: 50 State Quarters and Greetings from America Messaging - Coming Soon



Pictorial Cancellations Announcement

Special Cancellation Die Hubs


Revised Handbook: Handbook P0-610, Signature
Capture and Electronic Record Management

Notice: Digitally Printing Postage Meters to Replace
Letterpress Meters

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

All Post Offices With Rural Delivery Service: Rural
Carrier Guarantee Period

Supply Management

Installation Heads, DMMSs, and MAOs: Semiannual
Review of Capital Records - Instructions

Ordering Instructions: POW-MIA Flags

Postal Bulletin Index

Semiannual Index PB 22107 (7-24-03)

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

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

PB 22113: 7690-05-000-5982

PB 22112: 7690-05-000-5981

PB 22111: 7690-05-000-5980

PB 22110: 7690-05-000-5979

PB 22109: 7690-05-000-5978

PB 22108: 7690-05-000-5977

PB 22107: 7690-05-000-5976

PB 22106: 7690-05-000-5975

PB 22105: 7690-05-000-5974

PB 22104: 7690-05-000-5973

PB 22103: 7690-05-000-5972

PB 22102: 7690-05-000-5971

PB 22101: 7690-05-000-5970

PB 22100: 7690-05-000-5969

PB 22099: 7690-05-000-5968

PB 22098: 7690-05-000-5967

PB 22097: 7690-05-000-5966

PB 22096: 7690-05-000-5965

PB 22095: 7690-05-000-5964

PB 22094: 7690-05-000-4859

PB 22093: 7690-05-000-4858

PB 22092: 7690-05-000-4857

PB 22091: 7690-05-000-4856

PB 22090: 7690-05-000-4855

PB 22089: 7690-05-000-4854

PB 22088: 7690-05-000-4853

PB 22087: 7690-05-000-4852

PB 22086: 7690-05-000-4851

PB 22085: 7690-05-000-4850