Fall 2004 Open Season Timeline -Cover picture has holiday stamps on  it and says available at www.usps.com/shop


The Postal Bulletin is also available on the World Wide Web at http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/bulletin/pb.htm for customers and at http://blue.usps.gov for employees.


Administrative Services

ASM Revision: Administrative Support Manual (ASM) — Revised Chapters 3, 6, and 8

Customer Relations

Mail Alert


ELM Revision: Equivalent Grade Chart

Notice: New Postal Service Web-Based Defensive Driving Course — Now Available

Rural Carriers: Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

Reminder: Use eAwards for Cash Equivalent Awards

Penalty Overtime Exclusion

Pull-Out Section

Fraud Alert

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 Orders

Other Information

Overseas Military Mail

Notice to All Employees: Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet

Annual Leave Exchange Option

Fall 2004 Open Season Timeline

Thanksgiving Day Poster

Missing Children Posters

USPS Locations That Sell/Service GXG — Effective October 28, 2004

Employees (Continued)

Notice: National Manpower Contract


Correction — Handbook F-15 Revision: Travel Per Diem Rates

Clarification — Handbook F-1 Revision: Check Acceptance Policy

Clarification — Handbook F-1 Revision: Customer Permit Mailing Accounts

International Mail

IMM and Publication 51 Revision: Requirements for Properly Addressing International Mail

ICM Updates: International Customized Mail

Global Express Guaranteed Service: Announcing Updated List of GXG Retail Units




Correction: Holiday Ornaments Stamps

Pictorial Cancellations Announcement

Special Cancellation Die Hubs

Post Offices

Handbook PO-701 Revision: Authorized Passengers in Postal Service Vehicles

Reminder to All Postmasters: America Recycles Day — November 15, 2004


Revised Handbook PO-101: Post Office Discontinuance Guide

Reminder — Retail Associates and Carriers: First Attempt and Final Delivery Scans on Delivery Confirmation Service, Signature Confirmation Service, Express Mail Service, Special Services Mail, and International-Accountable Mail

Postal Bulletin Index

Semiannual Index    PB22132 (7-8-04)

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 22140: 7690-07-000-0124

PB 22139: 7690-07-000-0123

PB 22138: 7690-07-000-0122

PB 22137: 7690-07-000-0121

PB 22136: 7690-07-000-0120

PB 22135: 7690-07-000-0119

PB 22134: 7690-07-000-0118

PB 22133: 7690-07-000-0117

PB 22132: 7690-07-000-0116

PB 22131: 7690-07-000-0115

PB 22130: 7690-07-000-0114

PB 22129: 7690-07-000-0113

PB 22128: 7690-07-000-0112

PB 22127: 7690-07-000-0111

PB 22126: 7690-07-000-0110

PB 22125: 7690-07-000-0109

PB 22124: 7690-07-000-0108

PB 22123: 7690-07-000-0107

PB 22122: 7690-05-000-5991

PB 22121: 7690-05-000-5990

PB 22120: 7690-05-000-5989

PB 22119: 7690-05-000-5988

PB 22118: 7690-05-000-5987

PB 22117: 7690-05-000-5986

PB 22116: 7690-05-000-5985

PB 22115: 7690-05-000-5984

PB 22114: 7690-05-000-5983

PB 22113: 7690-05-000-5982

PB 22112: 7690-05-000-5981