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Supply Management


PSIN 0910A and B Locks

In the article "Notice: PSIN 0910A and B Locks" in Postal Bulletin 22173 (2-2-06, page 62) there are two corrections.

• In the second paragraph, the wording for the acronym CBU was incorrectly stated. The correct wording is "Cluster Box Unit."

• In the second paragraph, the wording for the acronym NDCBU was incorrectly stated. The correct wording is "Neighborhood Delivery and Collection Box Unit."

Note: The NDCBU, while still authorized for use as existing equipment only, is no longer authorized for purchase by the USPS® or as replacements for privately purchased boxes.

— Delivery and Industrial Equipment and Telecommunications Category Management Center, Supply Management, 2-16-06


Functional Realignment of Chicago, Memphis, San Francisco, and Windsor Purchasing Service Centers

On January 17, 2006, the Chicago, Memphis, San Francisco, and Windsor Purchasing Service Centers (PSCs) transitioned into two services Category Management Centers (CMCs). This transition allows functional alignment within Supply Management. The newly formed CMCs consist of two offices and will operate from four locations.

The realignment is as follows:

Old Office Name New Office Name
Purchasing Service Center - Memphis, TN
Purchasing Service Center - Windsor, CT
Eastern Services Category Management Center (ESCMC) - Memphis, TN and Windsor, CT
Purchasing Service Center - Chicago, IL
Purchasing Service Center - San Francisco, CA
Western Services Category Management Center (WSCMC) - Chicago, IL andSan Francisco, CA

This realignment allows the newly formed CMCs to apply supply chain management techniques in order to strategically manage and source commodities formerly administered by the four PSCs. The result is the consolidation of contracts and suppliers, the ability to leverage spending, and the reduction in overall costs for the Postal ServiceTM. The CMCs will continue to provide tactical one-time purchases and customer support for the areas they previously serviced. The contract categories assigned to the two new CMCs are as follows:

Eastern Services Memphis, TN, and Windsor, CT Areas of Responsibility Western Services Chicago, IL, and
San Francisco, CA
Areas of Responsibility
Total Waste Management (Trash Removal and Recycling) National Landscaping Services National
Building Operation Services
(HVAC and Water Treatment)
National Snow Removal Services National
Food Services National Cleaning and Janitorial Services Areas Serviced:
Great Lakes
Miscellaneous Services and Supplies Areas Serviced: Southeast
Capital Metro
New York Metro
Miscellaneous Services and Supplies Areas Serviced:
Great Lakes
blank blank Postal Training and Housing Facilities NCED, Norman, OK, and William F. Bolger, Potomac, MD
Transactional Support Supplies and Facilities Portfolios Transactional Support Services and Mail Equipment Portfolios

These changes will be reflected in the eBuy routing process.

— Services Portfolio, Supply Management, 2-16-06

If The Weather is Be Extra Careful

Tips for preventing slips, trips, and falls

  • Watch where you’re going.
    • Your path could be slick, so watch the ground.
    • Avoid snow, ice, and wet spots if you can. Mud and wet leaves can be slick spots as well.
    • Don’t be distracted – by fingering mail or doing too many things at once.
  • Step smart, not quickly.
    • Take shorter steps and keep your whole foot on the ground with each step.
    • Be careful on uneven surfaces – like getting into or out of your vehicle. Use a handrail if one is available.
    • Wear Footwear that works for the weather.
    • Make sure you have a good tread on your soles. Wear “SR/USA”-approved footwear.
  • If it’s not safe, don’t go there.
    • Tell your supervisor when unsafe conditions, like ice or snow, prevent you from safely reaching a mail box.
  • If you start to fall, worry only about falling.
    • Drop what you’re holding. Don’t tense up.
    • Spread the impact – you’re more likely to bread something if only a single part of your body takes all the force of the fall.

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