PostalOne! Helping business mailers
get the job done right
Now it's easier than ever for companies of all sizes to
use the power of business mail with PostalOne! - the business mail management system that performs for customers. PostalOne! electronically links business mailers with
their entire mail supply chain and the Postal Service
through a hard-working suite of online tools that streamline
business mailings and give customers virtual, hands-on
control at every point in the process.
To get started, customers can ask their Business Mail
Entry manager for a guided tour of all that PostalOne!
offers. Or they can call the PostalOne! Customer Care line
at 800-522-9085 or visit www.uspspostalone.com.
PostalOne! helps business mailers get the job done
Louisville PDC improves flat sorter
The fall mailing season is here. Mail processing facilities
looking to get the best performance out of their automated
flat sorter machines (AFSMs) using the new automatic
induction (AI) technology could take a tip or two from the
Louisville, KY, Processing and Distribution Center (PDC).
The Louisville team is mastering the AFSM 100's new AI
and automated tray handling system. The site continually
reaches top performance levels, averaging more than
15,300 mailpieces per operational hour - nearly 10 percent above where they were before AI. That's the kind of
improvement USPS facilities are going to need for a successful fall mailing season.
Want to be like Louisville and increase your facility's
AFSM performance? Operational tools and support documents are available on the Engineering intranet Web site at
USPS issues Southern Florida Wetland
Unveiling the new Nature of America stamp pane are, from left, Naples
Zoo Board of Directors President Larry Richardson, student Jonas
Garcia, USPS Chief Human Resources Officer Tony Vegliante, student
Ahven Donavon and Naples Zoo Safari Director Jane Tetzlaff.
To raise awareness of the diverse species inhabiting the
fragile environment of the world's largest subtropical
marshland - the Florida Everglades - the Postal Service
has dedicated the Nature of America: Southern Florida
Wetland stamp pane and stamped postal cards.
The stamps and cards depict 21 plants and animals
found in southern Florida wetland areas. The stamp pane,
which can be used as a "flash card," has information on the
back listing common and scientific names. The ceremony
took place at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens against
a backdrop of many of the plants and creatures seen on the
For more pictures from the event, go to https://liteblue.usps.gov/news/link/2006oct05gallery2.htm.
Pacific Area Energy Program Committee
earns national recognition
The Pacific Area Energy Program Committee has
received two awards from the federal government in
Washington, DC - a Presidential Award for Leadership in
Energy Management in the Results category and a Federal
Energy and Water Management Award.
Under the leadership of Pacific Area Environmental Programs Manager Ray Levinson, and with the help of Environmental Specialist Joseph Vanden Berg, the committee
delivered significant results in key areas such as energy
efficiency and energy conservation, increased use of
renewables, improved electric reliability and reduced energy costs.
The committee's activities have resulted in more than
$108 million in completed energy efficiency and energy
management retrofit projects, including development of the
largest civilian agency stock of solar photovoltaic systems.
These projects are already delivering annual cost savings
of approximately $9.4 million and annual energy savings of
nearly 340 billion BTUs (British thermal units).
Winter Park, FL, Aloma Carrier Annex
earns VPP Star Flag award
Winter Park, FL, Aloma Station Manager Kathy Grimsley, left, Supervisor
Pierre Libersat, APWU Steward Al Robinson, NALC Shop Steward
Johnny Palacio and Postmaster David Maze show off their new VPP Star
The Winter Park, FL, Aloma Carrier Annex has earned one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) highest awards - the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Five Star Award for workplace safety.
The VPP recognizes organizations that go beyond traditional safety programs by incorporating comprehensive
safety and health into their overall management structure.
Employees and their managers typically form teams to
implement safety programs that exceed minimum standards. VPP companies routinely report injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry.
Winter Park is the first workplace in the Central Florida
District to earn the VPP honor. It is also the second in the
Southeast Area to receive the award.
Job instructor training updated
An on-the-job instructor (OJI) helps fill the niche between classroom training and practical experience for employees. A redesigned OJI training course - course
number 21505-00 - is now available through the Material
Distribution Center (MDC). The new course is 6.5 hours
and provides OJIs with the specific training techniques they
need to be successful, preparing them for the city and rural
carrier, sales and services associate and mailhandler training courses.
Course components are now available for download at
the Employee Development Training Course Materials site
at http://trainingmaterials.usps.gov. You can also order
course components from the MDC:
Job Instructor Training,
Job Instructor Training,
Five modules stress the importance of providing a standardized message from the academy through the OJI component of training. On-the-job training is emphasized as a
critical follow-up to academy training in driving improved
Holiday Snowflakes stamps dedicated
Leading the applause at the unveiling of the Holiday Snowflakes stamps
are, from left, American Stamp Dealers Association President Eric
Jackson, USPS Senior VP and General Counsel Mary Anne Gibbons,
snowflake photographer and physicist Kenneth Libbrecht and USPS
Stamp Services Manager David Failor.
USPS held a first-day-of-issue dedication for its 2006 Holiday Snowflakes stamps series at the New York Mega StampShow.
The Holiday Snowflakes stamps are produced from
photographs of actual snowflakes taken by physicist
Kenneth Libbrecht. An author of four books on snowflakes,
Libbrecht used a small paintbrush to move each crystal
from a cardboard collection board to a glass slide. He took
the pictures in the wilds of Michigan, Alaska and Canada,
with a digital camera attached to a high-resolution
The images represent two types of stellar snowflakes.
Three of the images are dendrites, which have tree-like
branches. The fourth, shown on the lower left of the pane,
is a sectored plate, featuring broad branches divided by
The holiday stamps are on sale now.
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