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USPS Exam 421 Window Clerk Practice

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Provide, trusted, affordable, universal
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USPS Mission
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Improve effectiveness through standardization & innovation. End-to-end process to ensure mail is Collected, distributed, and delivered. USPS runs on this.
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24-Hour Clock
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Planes, trucks, cars, boats, bicycles, snow mobiles, mules.
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Delivery Methods
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Automated Postal Centers
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APC
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Self-serve kiosks, commercial retail outlets, banks, ATMs.
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Automated Postal Centers
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Determines operational startup & staffing.
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Mail Arrival Profile
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Critical Entry Time
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CET
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Mail is cleared for dispatch.
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Clearance Time
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Carriers in from street.
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18:00
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80% of collection mail should be cancelled at the P&DC.
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20:00
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Out of primary processing.
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23:00
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Secondary Operations Complete
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24:00
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Distribute to DDC/DDU
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04:00-09:00
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100% of DPS 2nd pass complete.
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07:00
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Security, Sanctity, Preserve, Protect – Instills customer confidence, projects positive public image, maintains competitive advantage, protects privacy.
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Core Responsibility
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Online resource to find handbooks, manuals, publications.
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PolicyNet
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Policies, Procedures, Regulations – Effects in four ways: productivity, revenue, legal liability, customer service.
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Directives
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Domestic Mail Manual
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DMM
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DMM – Policies, procedures and regulatins for domestic mail. Information on extra services, postage prices, mail classes.
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Domestic Mail Manual
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International Mail Manual
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IMM
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IMM – Mailing conditions for each country, also includes a list of countries.
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International Mail Manual
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Adminstrative Support Manual
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ASM
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Policies, procedures for adminstrative and support functions. Information covering audits, investigations, communication, facilities, equipment and privacy.
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Administrative Support Manual
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Postal Operations Manual
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POM
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Operations function of field organizations. Information regarding retail, philatelic, collection, mail processing, transportation, delivery, vehical operation.
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Postal Operations Manual
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Employee & Labor Relations Manual
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ELM
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Personnel policies and regulations. Employee placement, pay, benefits, training, health and environment, labor relations.
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Employee & Labor Relations Manual
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Field Accounting Procedures
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F101
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Handbook ID for Administrative Support Manual (ASM)
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AS or MS
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Handbook ID for Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)
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DM
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Handbook ID for Employee & Labor Relations Manual (ELM)
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EL or P
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Handbook ID for Postal Operations Manual (POM) or Administrative Support Manual (ASM)
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M
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Handbook ID for Postal Operations Manual (POM)
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PO
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Primarily for public, marketing and mail guidelines.
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Publications
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Official source of updates and amendments to current directives. Can be accessed through PolicyNet. Biweekly.
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Postal Bulletin
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Can be searched by title or number. Website also provides links to OPM, GSA, TSH, OSHA, OWCP.
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Postal Forms
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Information regarding directives and forms catalog.
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Publication 223
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Strengthening customer relationship.
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#1 Business Goal
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Will increase revenue, missed opportunity is missed revenue, quality end-to-end service.
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Value, Exceptional Service, Reliability
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Positive attitude, Listening, Communication, Adapting to change, Knowledge of products, Soliciting customer feedback.
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Building Customer Relationship
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Better value, presence in every community, USPS.com, competitive pricing incentives.
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What the postal service offers
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Priority, Express, Parcel Select, Parcel Return Service, International Mail
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Shipping Services
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Entry points at DDU, SCF, NDC. Optional hold for pickup. Pricing and volume incentives.
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Parcel Select
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Consumer return merchandise.
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Parcel Return Service
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Service to over 180 countries. Includes FC, GXG, PM, PMEI.
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International Mail
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Global Express Guaranteed
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GXG
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1-3 day delivery. Money-back guarantee to approximately 180 countries. Up to $100 insurance, can purchase additional up to $2499. Dimensions: Weight up to 70 lbs, 46″ x 35″ x 46″, combination length and girth of 108″
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Global Express Guaranteed
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1-3 day delivery. Includes tracking. Up to $50 insurance. Flat rate, regional, prepaid pricing. Max weight 70 lbs, max 108″ length plus girth. PM subject to Balloon pricing zones 1-4, Dimensional pricing zones 5-8.
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Priority Mail
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1-2 days. Money-back guarantee. 365 days a year. Includes proof of delivery signature (if requested), up to $100 insurance, delivery by 3:00pm. Delivery by 10:30am, Sundays, holidays for additional fee. Premier Service of USPS.
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Priority Mail Express
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First Class, Periodicals, Standard, Package Services
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Mailing Services
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Up to 13 oz, 2-3 day delivery.
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First Class
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Newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters.
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Periodicals
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Printed matter: Flyers, circulars, advertising, newsletters, bulletins, catalogs, small packages. Includes general merchandise such as large/small gifts. Retail only.
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Standard
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Educations materials: Books, film, manuscripts, CD, DVD
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Media
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To/from libraries, schools
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Library
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Permanently bound: catalogs, phone books. BMEU
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Bound Printed Matter
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Certified, Insurance, Registered, USPS Tracking, Signature Confirmation, Return Receipt
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Extra Services
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Buy stamps, Track and Confirm, COA, FWD, Holds, schedule redelivery, postage, package pickup, order supplies.
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Online Services
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Ability to print labels with postage, pay postage by CC, calculate and compare rates, standardize and store addresses, find zip codes, purchase insurance.
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Click-N-Ship
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Identify opportunities. Business Connect/Customer Connect/Rural Connect
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Employee Engagement Programs
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Schedule online carrier pickup.
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Package Pickup
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Schedule a timed pickup for additional fee.
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Pick Up On Demand
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GPS location app for locating USPS facilities.
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USPS Mobile
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Mailing tool that is cost effective, promotes business, generates sales.
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Direct Mail
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Every Door Direct Mail – 5000 or fewer pieces, must qualify as a flat. Thickness greater than .0007, max 3.3 oz. Must have proper indicia. Postage is paid in advance – cash, check for payment. PS3602-R
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EDDM
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Cost-effective way to reach potential customers near your business. Create mailpieces however you like, select postal routes and pay for postage online. Bring your mailing to your local Post Office™ for delivery to every household on chosen routes. 5000 or fewer pieces, must be a flat, thickness min .007″, max 3.3 oz. Must have indicia. Postage paid in advance. PS3602-R – Postage Statement. Cash/check for payment.
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Every Door Direct Mail
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Fee service offering temporary weekly reshipment services. Length of 2 weeks to one year (6 month renewal).
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Premium Forwarding Service
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Located in Post Office lobbies. They are available even when the Post Office counter is closed. Designed to process 80% of transactions.
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Self-Service Kiosk
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Mobile Point of Sale
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mPOS
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Allows customer service representatives to process many simple transactions away from the Full-Service counter, a strategy known in the retail industry as “line busting.” Consists of an Apple iPod Touch, integrated barcode imager/credit card reader, wireless receipt printer and wireless label printer, allowing Post Offices to improve customer experience and reduce cost to serve.
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Mobile Point of Sale
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Ability to order stamps and have them mailed directly to customer. Order forms/online.
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Stamps by Mail
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Ability to order stamps via phone and have them mailed directly to customer.
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Stamps by Phone
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Ability to order stamps via fax and have them mailed directly to the customer.
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Stamps by Fax
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1 oz FC letter stamp.
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Forever Stamps
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Charity stamps. Additional amount is donated to charity.
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Semi-Postal Stamps
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Fed Ex, UPS, Amazon
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Strategic Partners
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Hazardous Materials
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HAZMAT
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Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail
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DMM Publication 52
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Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking – 2009
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PACT
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Is there anything liquid, fragile, perishable or potentially hazardous such as lithium batteries or perfume?
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HAZMAT Question
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Found in DMM, IMM, Publication 52, Handbook EL-812.
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HAZMAT Regulations
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Other Regulated Materials-Domestic: Marking for mail or shipping in the US that identifies other regulated materials for domestic transport only. Packages bearing this mark contain hazardous material in a limited quantity that presents a limited hazard during transportation, due to its form, quantity, and packaging. Surface transport only. No International. Usually consumer commodities.
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ORM-D
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Flammable, Corrosive/Reactive, Biological, Toxic, Other common
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HAZMAT Categories
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Declared by mailer, properly marked, properly packaged.
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Declared HAZMAT
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Suspected of containing prohibited HAZMAT.
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Undeclared HAZMAT
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Markings of non-mailable materials, non-mailable quantity, improperly prepared, leaking, alcohol. No stains on packaging. Do not accept: Improperly reused/recycled boxes, air transport that does not meet requirements, no HAZMAT to International/APO/FPO.
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Non-mailable HAZMAT
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Inspect, ask questions, refer to postmaster or supervisor if needed. If in doubt ask supervisor or postmaster. If cannot determine contents, do not accept. Give Notice 107 – Some Things Were Never Meant to be Mailed – Let’s Keep the Mail Safe. If markings found: Report, isolate, contact mailer, file report with inspection service.
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HAZMAT Procedure
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HAZMAT “Keep the Mail Safe” poster.
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Poster 138
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Transport in reliable MTE, Stage in isolated area, Radioactive 10 feet apart, Place and secure on top/center of cart, do not leave unattended.
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HAZMAT Handling
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Affix placard to MTE transport.
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HAZMAT Identification
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DMM – Sufficient cushion, secure closures, adequate package reinforcement, both delivering and return address, hazard marked on address side.
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HAZMAT Packing Requirements
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NO tobacco except: Intra AL/HI (PME, PM), business/regulatory purpose (PME), certain individuals (PME/PM), consumer testing/public health. All must have PS3811 and Label 11-HFPU.
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Tobacco Requirements
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Return Receipt – Proof of delivery. Can be combined with: Signature Confirmation Special Handling Restricted Delivery USPS Tracking Insurance up to $500 Parcel Airlift Service (PAL)
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PS3811
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Hold For Pick Up
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Label 11-HFPU
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All mail weighing over 13 oz, bearing only stamps and not presented to a retail counter.
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Anonymous Mail
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Identify, Return, Minimize risks. Take to AMU in facility. Piece must have Label 127 affixed, as well as DDD2 placed over mailing address.
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Anonymous Mail Handling
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Can be traced to sender or POE (Point of Entry). Includes PVI, meter strips, PC postage, Click-N-Ship, eStamps, SSK postage, permit imprint, AVSEC stamp.
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Identifiable Mail
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Point of Entry
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POE
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Anonymous Mail Unit
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AMU
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Surface Transport Only label
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Label 127
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Anonymous mail blue label placed over mailing address. “Important Customer Information”
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DDD2
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13 oz rule sticker placed on collection boxes and mail receptacles.
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DDD1
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Service to US, its territories, possessions and APO/FPO and UN.
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Domestic Mail
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Customer Guide for Mailing
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DMM 100
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Domestic Mail Guide
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DMM 300
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Services that are competitive in pricing with other shipping companies.
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Shipping Services
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Services that are market dominant with no competition.
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Mailing Services
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Includes FC, Periodicals, STD, Package Services, Extra Services
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Domestic Mail Services
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Personal/business, under 13 oz, sealed against inspection, FWD up to 12 mos (kept on record 18 mos)
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First Class Mail Service
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Magazines/newspapers, must public at least 4 times a year and be of printed materials.
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Periodicals
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Printed matter, flyers, advertising, newsletters, catalogs. Mailers must perform workshare. 50 lb or 200 pcs, less than 16 oz. Must pay annual presort fee. Matter that is neither mailed or required to be marked as FC, nor entered as periodicals.
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Standard Mail
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Standard Post, Bound Printed Matter, Media Mail, Library Mail.
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Package Services
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Domestic mail: Letters, flats, machineable parcels, irregular parcels, outside parcels, all based on physical dimensions.
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Processing Categories
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Used to calculate postage based on where you are shipping from.
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Zone Charts
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Standard, over 108″ to 130″.
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Oversized
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Priority Mail zones 1-4, Standard all zones. Less than 20 lbs but measures over 84″ – 108″ will be charged 20 lb price. Big, light packages.
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Balloon
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If over 1728 cubic inches, formula for odd-shaped package balloon calculation.
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(HxLxW) x .785 / 194
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If over 1728 cubic inches, formula for rectangular package balloon calculation.
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(HxLxW) / 194
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Height – Min 3 in, Max 17 in Length – Min 6 in, Max 27 in Thickness – Min 1/4 in, max 17 in Weight – Min 6 oz, Max 25 lbs
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Machineable Parcel Dimensions
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Small Parcels that include one of the following: Length less than 6 in, Height less than 3 in, Weight less than 6 oz. Also includes rolls or tubes up to 26 in, merchandise samples not individually addressed, unwrapped, paper-wrapped, sleeve-wrapped articles which are not letter-sized or flat-sized and articles enclosed in envelopes that are not letter-size, flat-size or machinable parcels. Very small packages.
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Irregular Parcel
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Large parcel exceed the following dimensions: Height more than 17 in, Width more than 17 in, Length more than 27 in, Weight more than 25 lbs. Also includes books or printed matter over 25 lbs, rolls/tubes longer than 26 in, metal boxes, tires, shrubs, etc.
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Outside Parcel
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Irregular parcels, outside parcels.
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Nonmachineable Characteristics
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Height min 3.5 in, Length min 5 in, Thickness min .007 in, max 1/4″ Weight max 70 lbs, Combined length and girth 108″ (130″ for STD) Address orientation must be correct
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Domestic Mail Mailability
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First Class International, First Class Package International, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail Express International, Global Express Guaranteed.
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International Mail Categories
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Marking required on all First Class International mail
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Air Mail/Par Avion
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Up to 3.5 oz, light colored envelope. Length min 5 1/2″
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First Class International Letters
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No more than 4 lbs.
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First Class International Package
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Par Avion/Air Mail label for international pieces.
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Label 19
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Less than 16 oz, no customs form required. May have dutiable PS2976 – Customs Declaration. Max value $400, if over use PMEI or PMI.
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First Class International
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Customs Declaration form (Green)
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PS2976
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Less than 3.5 oz, aspect ratio, polybag, clasps, strings, etc., lumpy or delivery address parallel to shorter dimension.
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International Nonmachineable
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Used for printed matter, no minimum weigh but pay 11 lb price. Max 66 lb. Needs PS3700 – Postage Statement – International Mail or on Tag 158
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M-Bags
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Postage Statement – International Mail
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PS3700
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M-Bag Addressee tag
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Tag 158
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International service with 6-10 business day delivery. Limited indemnity coverage. Small flat rate box/envelope with 4 lb limit, has no indemnity coverage (considered letter-post item). Special pricing to CAN and MEX. PS2976 – Customs Declaration required (Green form) for PM Flat rate envelope/small box. PS2976-A – Customs Declaration required (White form) for Registered, Medium/Large flat rate boxes. Registered, Medium/Large flat rate boxes with 20 lb maximum.
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Priority Mail International
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Price list
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Notice 123
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Customs Declaration form (white).
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PS2976-A
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Coverage does not include coins, jewelry, watches or other valuables. Express International up to $100. GXG up to $100 (can purchase additional up to $2499).
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International Indemnity Coverage
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Service with 3-5 business day delivery. Insurance up to $100, Money-back service. Requires Label 11-B – Express label and Label 2976-EMI – Express Customs Declaration. Extra Services for PMEI are Return Receipt, Additional Insurance up to $5000.
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Priority Mail Express International
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Can order supplies, print labels, complete PS6182 – Commercial Invoice, tracking, etc.
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Online International Services
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Commercial Invoice – Required for certain commodities and destinations.
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PS6182
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Global Express Guaranteed sticker
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Item 107PGG3
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Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill
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Item 11FGG1
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Commercial Base Pricing is a discounted rate offered to USPS customers who buy and print shipping labels with an online postage service provider such as Stamps.com. Commercial Base Pricing is always cheaper than the retail rates given at the Post Office. Commercial Base Pricing is available for the following USPS mail classes: First Class Package Service, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International, Priority Mail Express International and Global Express Guaranteed.
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Commercial Base Pricing
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Request within 30 days, must have original label and/or online record/receipt. Must fill out PS3533 – Application for Refund of Fees
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Refunds
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Application for Refund of Fees
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PS3533
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Extra services for this class of mail include: Certificate of Mailing, Certified, COD, Tracking, Insured, Registered, Restriced Delivery, Return Receipt, Return Receipt for Merchandise, Signature Confirmation and Special Handling. This class of mail usually comes with up to $50 of insurance.
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Priority Mail Extra Services
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Includes USPS Tracking (Label 400) and Signature Confirmation (PS153)
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Confirmation Services
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USPS Tracking
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Label 400
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Can be used with FC, PM, Package Services and Parcel Select (Label 400)
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USPS Tracking
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Not available to APO/FPO or US territories or possessions. (PS153)
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Signature Confirmation
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Firm Mailing Book for Accountable Mail – May be used when more than 3 piece of accountable mail are presented for one transaction.
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PS3877
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Insurance coverage up to $5,000 in indemnity to protect against loss or damage. Shipping insurance costs are based on the item’s declared value. There are limitations for insuring some products and certain items. And some services, such as Priority Mail Express® and Priority Mail® include insurance in the price of service. Up to $500 at self-service kiosks. Use PS3813 – Domestic Insured Mail Receipt (Up to $500), or PS3813-P – Domestic Insured Mail Receipt (Over $500) Online, Self-Service Kiosks, Post Office
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Insured Mail
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Domestic Insured Mail Receipt – Up to $500 – No signature required
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PS3813
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Domestic Insured Mail Receipt – Over $500 – Signature Required
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PS3813-P
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Domestic Claim or Registered Inquiry – Used to file insurance claim.
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PS1000
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PS1000, original mailing receipt, electronic receipt purchase, proof of value. Domestic claim MIGHT receive request to bring in item and packaging. International claim WILL receive request to bring in item and packaging.
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Insurance Claim Documentation
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PS3800 – Prove you sent it. See when it was delivered or that a delivery attempt was made, and get signature of person who accepts the package when combined with Return Receipt (PS3811). May add Restricted Delivery (PS3806).
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Certified Mail
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Certified Mail Receipt
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PS3800
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Return Receipt
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PS3811
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Found in DM-901. (Label 200) Most secure way to send package. As part of the security conditions for this mail class, must be sent with proof of mailing. Service can be used with the following mail classes and services: First-Class Mail®, Priority Mail®, COD, USPS Tracking (packages only), Restricted Delivery, Return Receipt and Signature Confirmation™ (packages only). Please note that due to the tight security, it may take 10-14 days for your shipment to arrive at its destination. Insurance up to $25,000. Package is kept separately secured in facilities.
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Registered Mail
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Registered Mail Barcode label
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Label 200
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Securely sealed by customer. Complete name of sender and addressee. Face must be at least 3 1/2″ high and 5″ long. Packaging strong enough to withstand processing. Only paper tape – no masking, transparent or nylon. Glued across entire edge of flap. Round date all seams. If using PS3811 – Return Receipt, must round date seams of PS3811.
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Registered Mail Packaging Requirements
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Receipt for Registered Mail
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PS3806
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Collect on Delivery
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COD
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Can arrange for customer to pay upon delivery of merchandise, with USPS collecting payment in either cash or check. If paid by check, the USPS will forward the check on, If paid in cash, a USPS Money Order is issued for the value of the payment. All packages are insured automatically against loss, breakage or theft to up to $1,000. Services can be used with: Priority Mail Express First-Class Mail Priority Mail Parcel Select Media Mail Registered Mail Restricted Delivery(only when used with Registered Mail) Return Receipt Delivery Confirmation Signature Confirmation Mailpiece is already insured up to $1,000. You cannot purchase USPS insurance with this service. Cannot be used for International, APO/FPO, dissatisfied customers, bills or statements.
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Collect on Delivery
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Number of days undelivered COD will be held (or a specific retention time can be requested).
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10 days
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Collect on Delivery
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PS3816
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Return Receipt After Mailing – Can be used if purchased Certified, Registered, Insured over $500 or COD.
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PS3811-A
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Return Receipt for Merchandise – Use both PS3804 and PS3811. No insurance. Only requested at time of mailing. Available with: Priority Standard Package Services Parcel Select
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PS3804
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Guarantees that mail is only delivered to the addressee. Designed specifically for sensitive mail such as confidential legal documents, important contracts, classified documents, and high-value packages or papers. The recipient of mailpiece must positively ID himself before carrier will relinquish possession of the mailpiece. Costs $5.15 per mailpiece and is only available when purchased in conjunction with Certified Mail, COD, USPS Can be used with most mail classes including First-Class Mail®, Priority Mail®, and Package Services such as Parcel Select and Media Mail. Mailpiece must be clearly marked with this service.
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Restricted Delivery
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PS3817 – Provides evidence that mail has been presented to USPS® for mailing. This form may be used for domestic and international mail. May only be used with FC, PM, STD, Package Services. May be combined with: PAL Special Handling
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Certificate of Mailing
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PS3606 – Provides evidence that mail has been presented to USPS for mailing. May not be used for individual pieces.
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Certificate of Bulk Mailing
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Certificate of Mailing
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PS3817
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Certificate of Bulk Mailing
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PS3606
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Used for unusual items. Available for FC, PM, Package Services, Parcel Select. Can be combined with: COD USPS Tracking Signature Confirmation Insurance, Return Receipt for Merchandise, PAL
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Special Handling
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COD FC Mail Tracer Label – Used to internally track COD remittances.
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Label 500
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Registered Mail Label – no barcode. Used only with PM, FC and FC Package Services.
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Label 200N
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Time span of when a mailer or addressee can file a domestic claim.
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60 days
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For these items may not file a claim sooner than 21 days from mailing and no later than 180 days from mailing date.
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Lost articles
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For insured articles may file for PME, PM, Insured, Registered and COD. Filing is done online – PS1000 needed. Status can be obtained after 10 days. May be requested to bring article and packaging into local PO for return and continuation of claims processing.
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Domestic Claims
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For insured articles may file for GXG, PMEI, PMI insured/ordinary parcels, Registered. Initiate claim process by calling IIC – International Inquiry Center. Supporting documentation: Proof of value Evidence of insurance Evidence of damage Will be requested to bring article and packaging into local PO for return and continuation of claims process.
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International Claims
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International Inquiry Center
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IIC
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Receipt for Articles Damaged in Mails
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PS3831
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PS3831 – Form used when damaged/insured articles are presented to PO for assessment. Customer is given a copy.
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Receipt for Articles Damaged in Mails
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PS2856 – Form used by PO after assessing damaged/insured article. Then sent on to Accounting Services.
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Damage Report of Insured Parcels & Contents
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Damage Report of Insured Parcels & Contents
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PS2856
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Account Identifier Code
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AIC
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Accounting codes used for the 1412.
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Account Identifier Code
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Where anonymous mail is separated to.
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Anonymous Mail Unit
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Available at designated PO for transients and people waiting to get PO Boxes, mail held for max 30 days, unless extended by PM.
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General Delivery
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Bank Secrecy Act
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BSA
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Law requiring every business that provides financial services to report financial transactions.
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Bank Secrecy Act
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Length of time caller services are provided.
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6 months
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Length of time mail can be forwarded.
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12 months
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Length of time for COA to complete.
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5 days
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Business Mail Entry Unit
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BMEU
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Commercial mail or business related mail customers that must be processed by the unit. PostalOne.
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Business Mail Entry Unit
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Segmented Inventory Accountability – Unit reserve stock with different segments: Unit reserve, retail floor, clerk
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SIA
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Credit that the stock custodian holds – Unit Reserve, able to transfer to Retail Floor and SSA.
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Segmented Inventory Accountability
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Greet, Inquire, Suggest, Thank
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GIST
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GIST
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Greet Inquire Suggest Thank
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Point of Service
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POS
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Retail Customer Experience – Main benefit is to test the skill of the retail work force through the eyes of the customer (Mystery Shopper). Diagnostic tool used to correct conditions detrimental to customer satisfaction.
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RCE
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POS
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Point of Service
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RCE – Main benefit is to test the skill of retail work force through the eyes of the customer (Mystery Shopper). 5 Categories: Waiting Time in Line, HAZMAT, Sales Skills and Product Offerings, Promotional and merchandising, Image.
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Retail Customer Experience
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STD only. Surcharge that applies to items/parcels over 108″ to 130″ – L + Girth over 108″
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Oversize
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Max time of regular hold.
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30 days
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Biweekly resource giving information on lost/stolen MO. Information can also be found in POS/RSS.
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Postal Bulletin
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Money Order
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MO
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Words that generate a negative feeling.
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Trigger Words
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Words that make us feel relaxed and composed.
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Calming Words
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Resources for postal services: VPO, Mobile Retail Units, Stamps by Phone, Stamps by Mail, Self-Service Kiosks, ATM, USPS.com, CPU, Approved Shippers, Stamps-To-Go.
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Expanded Access Channels
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Charge customers must pay after the 10th of the month (late on service renewal). Also known as Lock Change Fee.
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PO Box Late Fee
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Length of time before claims can be checked online.
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10 days
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Surface Transportation Only sticker – used in conjunction with DDD2 or parcels that are only eligible for no-fly shipping.
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Label 127
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Can be provided up to $50 and can be provided in $10 increments.
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Cash Back
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PM zones 5-8, can’t exceed 1728 cu in (1 cu foot), max 108″ girth. Actual weight vs dimensional weight- whichever is greater. LxWxH more than 1728 then divide by 194. Flights only. Priority larger than cubic foot (or 1728 cu in).
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Dimensional Pricing
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Length min 11 1/2″, max 15″, Height min 6 1/8″ max 12″, Thickness 3/4″ Must only exceed one to qualify for flat. Rectangular, flexible, uniformly thick.
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Flat Dimension
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How long a change of address (COA) is kept on file.
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18 months
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Change of Address
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COA
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PS3575 – Temporary service for as short as 15 days or as long as 1 year. After the first 6 months, you can extend for another 6 months. Direct mail to a new address online for $1.05 charge. Mail is sent piece by piece to new address. Welcome Kit contains COA forms.
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Change of Address
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Change of Address form
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PS3575
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ROBBERY BAIT MONEY ORDERS Each Post Office that offers window service is provided with three bait money orders for every cash drawer in the customer service area. This also includes employees servicing SSPC Units not located in the main office. These bait money orders should be secured with the employee’s largest denomination bills. In the event of a robbery, the employee should include these bait money orders with the funds and other materials that are being given to the robber. BURGLARY BAIT MONEY ORDERS Although most window service employees are aware of the first part of the program, many are not familiar with the second part of the program, intended to assist in burglary investigations. In addition to the procedures described above, three to six additional money orders are issued to a supervisor or designated employee for each retail unit. After business hours, three bait money orders are then left at the full service counter with three others left in the store retail area (if appropriate). If found by a burglar, these money orders are often taken and negotiated, leaving an investigative trail that leads back to them!
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Bait Money Orders
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Each PO that offers window service is provided with three bait money orders for every cash drawer in the customer service area. This also includes employees servicing SSPC Units not located in the main office. These bait money orders should be secured with the employee’s largest denomination bills. In this event, the employee should include these bait money orders with the funds and other materials that are being given to the robber.
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Robbery Bait Money Orders
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Intended to assist in burglary investigations. Three to six additional money orders are issued to a supervisor or designated employee for each retail unit. After business hours, three bait money orders are then left at the full service counter with three others left in the store retail area (if appropriate). If found by a burglar, these money orders are often taken and negotiated, leaving an investigative trail that leads back to them.
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Burglary Bait Money Orders
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What are the two types of Bait Money Orders?
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Robbery and Burglary
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Number of postal zones.
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8
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Frequency that the Postal Bulletin is distributed.
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Biweekly
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Frequency that the Retail Floor is stocked.
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Biweekly
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Height 6 1/8″, Length 11 1/2″, Thickness min .007″, max 1/4″. Rectangular, max 3.5 oz.
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Letter Dimension
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Height Min 3″, Max 17″, Length min 6″, max 27″, Weight min 6 oz, max 25 lbs.
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Machineable Parcel
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Max weight for FC letter.
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13 oz
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Methods by which money orders can be paid for.
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Cash, Travelers Check, Debit Cards
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Maximum weight for mail piece.
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70 lbs
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Day to begin holding PO Box mail for boxes that have not renewed.
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1st Day of Month
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Day that reminder notice is generated for PO Box renewal.
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20th Day of Month
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Day that PO Box mail is returned for those who have not renewed.
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11th Day of Month
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Used with Retail Ground (Standard), zones 5-8 larger than 1 cu foot.
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Dimensional Pricing
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Retail Ground, Bound Printed Matter, Medial Mail, Library Mail
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Package Services
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Perceptions are _________________________.
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Reality
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Number of keys issued to PO Box customers.
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2
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Postal Bulletin biweekly, Retail Digest, Retail Marketing website, Postal Merchandise Guide, Retail Operations Handbook, POS New Functionality Guide POS One Message Center, News Link, Local Messaging are all ____________ ______________ ______________.
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Retail Communications Channels
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Postal Service _________________ are available online and prvide guidance on regulations for Domestic/Int’l/Admin/Personnel fields support.
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Directives
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Firm holdout service allows a customer to obtain street-addressed mail from the post office when the customer normally receives 50 letters or more on the first delivery trip, or when the customer is a news agent or publisher’s representative and receives publications that qualify for newspaper treatment. Customer must complete PS3801 – Standing Delivery Order. A customer may cancel a firm holdout at any time. The postmaster may cancel firm holdout service when the mail volume falls below the 50-piece requirement on each delivery day over a 30-day period. The postmaster may also cancel the service when the mail is not picked up for 10 consecutive days and the customer does not arrange with the postmaster to hold the mail. A customer may not request restoration of the service for 1 year after its cancellation. No fee. Gets own DPS.
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Firm Holdout
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Standing Delivery Order – Used when Firm Hold is requested.
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PS3801
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PS3801 – Used when Firm Hold is requested. Customer completes.
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Standing Delivery Order
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Clean, Stocked and Friendly Everyday. Motto for providing the ideal customer experience.
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USPS Retail Motto
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United States Postal Service website.
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usps.com
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Prisoner of War
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POW
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POW
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Prisoner of War
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These are issued by the postal service (from local PO) and provided for VA burial purposes.
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Flags
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Premier Shipping service of USPS
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Express Mail
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Delivery timeline for Priority Mail service.
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2-3 Days
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Proof of Mailing, PS3800
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Certified Mail
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Provides date and time of delivery, free with all parcels. Label 400
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USPS Tracking
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Used for unusual contents such as live poultry. Provides preferential handling. Available for PM, FC, STD, Media, Library or Bound Printed Matter.
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Special Handling
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Can be obtained in $100 increments up to $5000. Requires form PS3813 under $500 or PS3813-P over $500. Can be purchases online, self-service kiosk, post office.
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Insured Mail
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PS152
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Delivery Confirmation
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Form number for Delivery Confirmation
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PS152
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PS153
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Signature Confirmation
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Form number for Signature Confirmation – requiring a signature from the recipients of their packages. Although USPS Tracking proves that a package was delivered to a particular address, Signature Confirmation proves that it was actually received by the intended recipient or his agent.
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PS153
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Form number for Daily Financial Report
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PS1412
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PS1412 – Used for eMOVES/e1412 units or used as backup for POS and IRT sites. File locally. Unit ID at top, Receipts left side, Stamp Accountability upper right side, Disbursements lower right, Signature bottom.
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Daily Financial Report
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Form number for Certified Mail Receipt
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PS3800
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PS3800
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Certified Mail Receipt
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Form number for COD – Collect-on-Delivery
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PS3816
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Form number for COD – Privately printed form. Can be used if more than three COD articles are mailed at one time.
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PS3816-AS
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Delivery Notice (Pink Slip)
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PS3849
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PS3849
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Delivery Notice
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BSA form completed by customer when purchasing more than $3000 in MO or cashed MO of $10,000 or more.
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PS8105-A
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PS8105-A – BSA form completed by customer when purchasing more than $3000 in MO or cashed MO of $10,000 or more.
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Funds Transaction Report
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Suspicious Transaction Report- Customer cannot know it is being completed.
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PS8105-B
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PS8105-B
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Suspicious Transaction Report
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Postage Validation Imprinter
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PVI
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PVI
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Postage Validation Imprinter
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Retail Customer Experience
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RCE
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RCE
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Retail Customer Experience
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Time limit of when refunds should be requested.
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30 Days
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Include rolls that are longer than machineable parcels.
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Irregular Parcels
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Day that second notice is issued from first attempted delivery of certified mail article.
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5 Days
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Sets forth policies, regulations and procedures governing international mail.
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IMM-International Mail Manual
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Sets forth policies, regulations and procedures governing domestic mail.
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DMM-Domestic Mail Manual
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Segmented Inventory Accountability
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SIA
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SIA
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Segmented Inventory Accountability
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Frequency which SSA are audited by SIA.
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Quarterly
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Amount of cash SSA is accountable for at the Retail Floor.
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$100
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Number of blank money orders SSA is accountable for at the Retail Floor.
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3
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Tells when and how to display the POW flag.
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Postal Bulletin
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Frequency which Units with Individual Accountability are audited.
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Every 4 Months
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Used to aid postal inspection service in postal burglary and robbery investigations.
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Bait Money Orders
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Image Factors: The ________ _________ influencing customer perception are Personal, Professional, Postal.
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3 P’s
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Forms that are used as Domestic – Green and International – Pink.
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Types of Money Orders
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Sales/Customer Service at retail counter Product/Services Information Handles/Processes customer purchases Maintains store Conducts product inventory Verifies presort/bulk mailings Rents PO Boxes, processes payments and distributes mail
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Duties of SSA
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Products sold by the postal service including packaging products. Products are periodically audited to keep accurate on-hand accounting.
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Ready Post
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Four core values: Relentless, Secure, Simple, Personal
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USPS Brand Essence
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Start with customer needs, Communicate Effectively, Build on relationships, Provide excellent customer experience
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4 Key Actions
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Sender must communicate clearly with the receiver and verify the message received was decoded correctly.
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Effective Communication
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Art and technique of using words effectively to impart info or ideas.
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Communication
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75% of the workday is filled with multiple communication tasks.
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Percentage of communication tasks
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Message is sent, message is received, communicate clearly and verify message was received.
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Good Communication
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Non-verbal cues account for: Gestures/Expressions 55%, Vocal Variety 38%, Words 7%
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55%-38%-7% Rule
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Using spoken words.
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Verbal Communication
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Nonverbal/verbal behaviors interact in the exchange and interpretation of information within a given situation or context.
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Nonverbal Communication
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Body Movement, Facial Expressions, Personal Space
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Nonverbal Cues Categories
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1. Never assume 2. Always check understanding 3. Be tolerant 4. Try to listen 5. Communicate why 6. First barrier to any communication is “Why should I read or listen?”
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6 Characteristics of Successful Communication
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50% of spoken words in 1-2 days and 25% after the first 2 months.
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% Individuals Remember
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Process used by receive to facilitate communication and enhance performance.
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Active Listening
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1. Demonstrate openness/respectful 2. Verbal/nonverbal questions 3. Seek clarification 4. Don’t make assumptions 5. Provide feedback
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5 Essential Elements of Active Listening
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Actively attending. – Face SQUARELY – OPEN posture – LEAN towards sender – EYE contact – RELAX while attending/listening
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S.O.L.E.R.
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Active listening technique to bring message into greater focus.
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Clarifying
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One in which you and the customer make an informed, mutually beneficial decision.
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Successful Transaction
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4 page information sheet in different languages.
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Translator
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Multicultural resources. Can be accessed through the HR Inclusiveness Website.
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Outreach
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A desire to improve or accomplish something. Driving force behind customer willingness to interact with you learn products and make a purchase commitment.
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Needs
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Words and phrases that express desire.
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Language of Needs
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Sales/Customer service at retail counter Sales/Customer support Product/Services information Handles/Processes customer purchases Maintains store Conducts product inventory Verifies presort/bulk mailings Checks and sets PO stamp machine and postage meters Rents PO Boxes, processes payments and distributes mail
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SSA Duties
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Postal mailing products offered for sale to customers. These products are audited to track product amounts on hand.
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Ready Post
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The union term for clerks as a whole.
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Bargaining Unit
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Four core values: Relentless, secure, simple, personal.
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USPS Brand Essence
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Market Dominant and Competitive
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2 Types of PO Boxes
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PO Box service that requires a key deposit.
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Market Dominant
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PO Box service that does not require a key deposit.
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Competitive
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Number of PO Box sizes
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5
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Photo, i.e. Driver’s License Address, i.e. Vehicle insurance, mortgage statement
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PO Box Required ID
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Form of ID that is never used for postal products or services.
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Social Security Card
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3-6-12 months. 3 month rental auto-pay only. If customer pays one year they get the 13th month free.
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PO Box Rental Terms
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Box Rent Service Fee Due form
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Notice 32
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Fee service. Allows for more pickup times than Firm Holdout. Fees based on minimum of 6 months in addition to facility group fee. No keys provided.
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Caller Services
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PO Box, Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail
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Premier Services
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Offers convenience, privacy, affordable, permanent, good business, fast.
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PO Box Service
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Self-Service Kiosks, Post Office retail counter, Online
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PO Box Payment Methods
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PS Form 1509 – Allows customers to redirect delivery of mail pieces used with PME, PM, FC, FC Package Services, Parcel Select, STD, Package Services. Has to have a tracking number. Fee is non-refundable per-piece fee. Domestic only. No parcels over 108″. No surface only or hazardous. Pays return shipping.
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Package Intercept
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Can accept applications at certain USPS locations.
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Passport Services
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USPS acts as agent in selling stamps. Highly collectible. On sale from July 1 – March 1.
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Migratory Bird Stamps
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Up to 6 months. Can renew for another 6 months.
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Temporary Forward
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Minimum of 3 days, maximum 30 days. Can request a hold Online, Retail or via 1-800 number.
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Hold Mail
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PS3811 – Domestic Return Receipt, PS3811-A Return Receipt After Mailing, Electronic
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Types of Retail Return Receipts
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Method of payment not valid for Extra Services.
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Precanceled
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Delivery Confirmation barcode label (different than PS152)
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Label 314
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1. Telephone courtesy 2. Begins with a smile 3. Delivery done right 4. We value your business
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4 Principles of Customer Experience Essentials
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3 P’s: Personal – Appearance/Demeanor Professional – Is PO inviting, clean, etc. Postal – Products and Services readily available
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Image Factors
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Relentless, Simple, Secure, Personal
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USPS Brand
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Retail Lobby requirements
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POM Section 125
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Who Delivers the Last Mile?
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USPS
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6 steps: 1. Be at ease 2. Present appropriately 3. Start with a smile 4. Be open and confident 5. Be positive 6. Be courteous and attentive
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Perfect Transaction
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Stamps, package supplies, PO Box rent, Passports, Money Orders
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High Profile Products
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Those who require the retail associate to remain calm, show respect, show empathy, listen between the lines.
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Difficult Customers
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Private retailers with packaging and shipping operations.
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Approved Shippers
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Automated Teller Machine – method by which stamps can be purchased.
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ATM
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ATM – method by which stamps can be purchased.
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Automated Teller Machine
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Stamps to retailers for resale to public.
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Stamps-To-Go
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Contract Postal Unit
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CPU
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CPU
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Contract Postal Unit
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Postal services offered in a mobile setting for things such as holidays, special events.
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Mobile Retail Unit
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VPO
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Village Post Office
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Village Post Office
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VPO
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United States Postal Service website
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usps.com
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usps.com
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United States Postal Service website
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Non-barcode postage validation imprint used for International and Express.
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Non-Barcode PVI
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Encompasses Individual and Segment Inventory Accountability
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Unit Accountability
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Accounts for unit stamp stock reserve
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Unit Stamp Stock Reserve
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Identifies balance of a segment’s stock. Includes unit reserve, retail floor. Must match AIC 853.
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POS Clerk Balance List
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Two types: Stamp and Cash (up to $100) PS3369
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Consignment Accounting
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Consigned Credit Report
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PS3369
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Set amount of stamp stock assigned (stamps, cash, MO)
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Stamp Stock Credit
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Stamps, stamped envelopes/postcards, International Reply Coupons (IRC), Non-postal stamps (Duck stamps), semi-postal stamps, philatetic, MO
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Paper Stamp Stock Items
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Definitive, Special, Commemorative
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Stamp Types
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International Reply Coupon
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IRC
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IRC – Can be redeemed by USPS. Sent to US customer, sender brings in coupon, postage is figured and paid for with the IRC.
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International Reply Coupon
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Stamp/cash stock assigned to an individual. Includes accountability for stamps, cash and MO.
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Individual Accountability
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When stamp stock is replenished.
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As Needed
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Based on amount entered on PS3369. $10 out of tolerance stamp overage placed in AIC057, cash AIC068. $10 out of tolerance stamp shortage placed in AIC767, cash AIC 764.
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Tolerance
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Shortage demand for payment issued to employee for amount of shortage.
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Letter of Demand
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The level that items needing secure storage should be kept at.
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Highest Level Available
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1. Postal Funds 2 Stamps, IRC, MO, philatetic 3. Stamped envelopes/cards, imprinter, non-postal
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Priorities of Protection
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Cash, CC/DC, Checks, Traveler’s Checks, MO, Cashier’s Check, Certified Checks
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Payment Methods
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Everything except Trust Fund deposits, pre-cancelled stamps, MO, COD, Employee debt payment, Passport fees, EDDM
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CC Payment
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Visa, MC, American Express, Discovery, Japan Credit Bureau, Diners Club/Carte Blanche. In order to accept CC payment, card must be signed.
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CC Accepted
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All except Passport fees. Cannot be immediately reversed, must use PS3533 for refund.
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DC Accepted
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Should not be left unattended. Do not let cash accumulate.
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Advanced Deposits
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PCI
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Payment Card Industry
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Payment Card Industry
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PCI
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DSS
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Data Security Standards
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Data Security Standards
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DSS
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Creates level of protection for card issuers by ensuring merchants meet minimum levels of security.
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PCI DSS
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PAN – Data required to be encrypted. Contains all digits.
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Primary Account Number
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Primary Account Number
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PAN
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Name, PAN, Expiration Date, CVV2, Magnetic Strip
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Protected CC Info
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Illegal methods used to obtain CC info.
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Skimming Device/Cell Phone Pix
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Cannot be used for payment of MO, Trust Fund Deposits, Passports, Permit Imprint Deposits, Purchase of Precanceled Stamps, Periodicals Postage, Postage Meter Settings, Money-By-Wire, Employee debt reconciliation, COD, Bulk mailings.
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Credit Cards
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Mailing Services are tied to this.
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Consumer Price Index
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Assigned Committed Air, Fed Ex outgoing
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02:30
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Money Order Inquiry – Fee is required to use form – Used for domestic and international. For lost or stolen Money Orders.
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PS6401
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Look for security features (Franklin watermark), dark line, usps words, check missing/lost/stolen list. If security features are not present ask the customer to wait and speak to a supervisor, they will contact the Inspection Service. ID is required, MO must be properly endorsed.
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Cashing Money Orders
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Stored under largest denomination bills in cash drawer.
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Money Order Storage
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Takes financial instruments such as money orders (buys with dirty money), cashes money orders and gets clean money. Called Smurfs.
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Money Laundering
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Financial Crime Enforcement Network – oversees BSA compliance.
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FinCEN
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USPS can be fined $25,000 per day.
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BSA Fines
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Consequences are fines, loss of trust, loss of reputation, loss of historic legacy.
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BSA Noncompliance
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If no SS#, may use alien registration card, passport, EID
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ID for PS8105-A
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Info needed: SS# (Alien registration card, passport, EID if no SS#), Last/First name, Address, Country, DOB, Occupation. Can be filled out at end of shift. Must be sent in same day.
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PS8105-A Info
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Customer asks for smaller amount when asked to fill out form. Customer trying to change appearance. Regular customer who suddenly have a large amount of cash to spend on money orders.
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Suspicious Transaction
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Money-by-wire transfer to other countries. Extension of traditional money order service. Safer, fast. Transactions $2000 or more need ID. Only $2000 per day. BSA rules apply.
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Sure Money (Dinero Seguro)
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Name, recipient name and address, SS#, DOB, valid ID.
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Sure Money Info
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Instills confidence, projects positive image, maintain competitive advantage, protects privacy. Fewer customer complaints, fewer insurance claims, fewer disciplinary actions, fewer criminal prosecutions, growth in customer base increased revenue, greater customer satisfaction.
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Sanctity of Mail
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Theft, destruction or damage of mail, delay of mail, opening mail.
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Unacceptable Mail Handling
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USPSIS – Primary law enforcement arm of the USPS. Mail crimes.
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US Postal Inspection Service
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CBPMAN
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Customs Border Protection Manifest
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Customs Border Protection Manifest
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CBPMAN
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Sanctity and security of the mail.
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ASM Section 274/POM subchapter 691
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No loans, no borrowing, no co-mingling with personal.
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Postal Service Funds
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Investigates employee crimes.
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USPS Inspector General
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Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act – customs requirement to be submitted to Custom and Border Protection.
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PAEA
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PAEA
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Postal Accountability and Enhancement
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Protect postal service, secure nation’s mail system, ensure public trust in mail.
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USPSIS Mission
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Investigate fraud, waste and abuse in the postal system.
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Inspector General Mission
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Length of time you can appeal a denied Domestic Claim.
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6 months – Deny