NEW MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTION
Electronic Messaging (e-mail)
Management Instruction (MI) AS-870-2005-2, Electronic
Messaging (e-mail), is now available.
This MI, which replaces MI AS-840-2004-2 of the same
name, updates Postal ServiceTM policy, standards, and
guidelines regarding use of Postal Service e-mail.
The Postal Service manages its electronic messaging
environment in a manner consistent with best industry
practices to facilitate communication within the Postal
Service community and with its customers and suppliers, to
ensure the security and integrity of that environment, to
comply with all e-mail policies, and to streamline the development and support of electronic messaging applications
throughout the organization.
This MI applies to all Postal Service employees, contractors, and third parties authorized to access Postal
Service information resources. For the purpose of this MI,
third parties are persons or organizations not contracted to
the Postal Service that have an approved requirement for
access to Postal Service information resources.
This instruction applies to computers, office automation
systems, software, and hardware installed or used in the
Postal Service to support the electronic messaging environment and to any related administrative activities. It also
applies to all e-mail-enabled applications and stand-alone
MI AS-870-2005-2 is available on the Postal Service
PolicyNet Web site:
• Go to http://blue.usps.gov.
• Under "Essential Links" in the left-hand column, click
• Under "References" in the right-hand column, under
"Policies," click on PolicyNet.
• Then click on MIs.
(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet Web
site is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.)
— Customer Care Operations,
Information Technology, 7-7-05
FAST Launches National Deployment
The Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST)
system national deployment to replace the Drop Shipment
Appointment System (DSAS) begins this week. The
phased deployment starts in the New York Metro Area with
all areas phased in over the next 5 months.
Once a facility begins accepting drop shipment appointments in FAST appointments, it will no longer accept new
appointments in DSAS. Please refer to RIBBS at http://ribbs.usps.gov; click FAST/Surface Visibility, to obtain
the complete FAST deployment schedule.
New York Deployment Group 1a
Scheduling begins on July 11 for drop shipments arriving on July 25 for these areas:
006 SAN JUAN
07099 DOMINICK V DANIELS
07Z NEW JERSEY BMC
100 NEW YORK (MORGAN P&DC)
10016 MURRAY HILL STATION
104DM EASTSIDE PARCEL ANNEX
New York Deployment Group 1b
Scheduling begins on July 18 for drop shipments arriving on August 1 for these areas:
125 MID HUDSON
115 WESTERN NASSAU
117 MID ISLAND
FAST Customer Readiness
Customer Registration in PostalOne!
DSAS logon IDs will not work with FAST. All drop shippers, including those who make appointments by telephone, must register for a FAST ID through PostalOne! at www.usps.com/postalone. Those customers who already
have a PostalOne! account and also need access to FAST
must register by calling the PostalOne! Customer Care
Center at 800-522-9085. Detailed instructions on the FAST/PostalOne! registration process are available on RIBBS.
Customer ID Activation
All FAST customer IDs were activated on July 5. Customers must log on to FAST between July 5 and July 12 to
change their passwords. FAST IDs that are not utilized
within 7 days of issue will become inactive and require a
call to the PostalOne! help desk for activation. For those
customers who register after July 5, IDs must be utilized
within 7 days of issue as described above.
Recurring Appointment Submission
All drop shippers who currently have recurring appointments must reapply using PS Form 6241, Recurring
Appointment Request, available at http://www.usps.com/forms/allforms.htm; click on PS Form 6241 (PDF). It is recommended that recurring appointment requests be
submitted to the Postal ServiceTM 3 weeks before the facility's scheduled start date. Due dates for recurring appointment request submissions are shown in the FAST
deployment schedule posted on RIBBS.
FAST Customer Training
FAST customer training was offered nationally throughout May and June. However, additional sessions are being
scheduled in July and August. The training registration form
may be downloaded from RIBBS. Please e-mail any questions about FAST Training to FAST_Training@usps.gov.
— Logistics Systems,