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Author: Phillip Herr
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: key, risks, addressed, achieved, benefits, service, intelligent, mail, postal
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437917836
ISBN-13: 9781437917833

Over 80% of the approx. 200 billion mail pieces processed and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) last year was sent by commercial mailers that barcode, sort, or transport mail to get lower postage rates. Starting in May 2009, USPS will encourage these mailers to use new barcodes that have increased capabilities as part of Intelligent Mail, a new program. According to USPS, Intelligent Mail is the most complex change it has ever undertaken. This report describes: (1) the Intelligent Mail program and the status of implementation efforts; and (2) the key risks to implementing Intelligent

Author: Linda Koontz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mail, congressional, testimony, managing, challenges, records, agencies, face, federal
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2009-01-01
ISBN-10: 1437904491
ISBN-13: 9781437904499

Federal agencies are increasingly using electronic mail (e-mail) for essential communication. In doing so, they are potentially creating messages that have the status of fed. records, which must be managed and preserved in accordance with the Fed. Records Act. To carry out the records mgmt. responsibilities established in the act, agencies are to follow implementing regulations that include specific requirements for e-mail records. This testimony relates to issues regarding the preservation of electronic records, including e-mail. It discusses challenges facing agencies when managing their e-m

Author: Linda D. Koontz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: need, strengthen, mail, management, agencies, selected, records, national, archives, federal
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437907687
ISBN-13: 9781437907681

Fed. agencies are increasingly using electronic mail (e-mail) for essential communication. In doing so, they are potentially creating messages that have the status of fed. records, which must be managed and preserved in accordance with the Fed. Records Act. Under the act, both the Nat. Archives and Records Admin. (NARA) and fed. agencies have responsibilities for managing fed. records, including e-mail records. In view of the importance that e-mail plays in documenting govżt. activities, this report reviews the extent to which NARA provides oversight of fed. records mgmt., describes selected

Author: Phillip R. Herr
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: federal, mail, washington, area, irradiation, information, states, postal, service, united
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437908772
ISBN-13: 9781437908770

In Oct. 2001, spores of the deadly bacterium anthrax were found in mail sent to members of the news media and congressional leaders. In all, 22 people were infected with anthrax and 5 people died, including 2 postal workers. The U.S. Postal Service took a variety of steps to protect people from biohazards in the mail. For ex., it began contracting for the irradiation of mail to recipients at the Congress, the White House, and fed. agencies with specific ZIP Codes (20201 through 20597) in the Wash., D.C., area. This report describes: the vol. of mail irradiated and how the vol. has changed; the

Author: Gary Green
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: counsel, office, compliance, congress, general, report, health, effects, irradiated, mail, investigation
Number of Pages: 16
Published: 2008-06
ISBN-10: 1437901433
ISBN-13: 9781437901436

The irradiation of Congressional mail beginning in Nov. 2001 followed the detection of anthrax spores in 16 Congressional offices. It represented the first use of the irradiation process to eradicate anthrax spores from the mail delivery system. Beginning in Jan. 2002, when the U.S. Postal Service began delivering irradiated mail to Congressional offices, there were numerous employee complaints of adverse health symptoms apparently caused by contact with irradiated mail. This report provides a detailed account of the progress of the investigation, as well as recommendations for certain additio

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mail, market, international, issues, service, unresolved, postal
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1996-05-01
ISBN-10: 0788128752
ISBN-13: 9780788128752

Reports on the Postal Services's authority & responsibility for delivering & receiving international mail; the competition for international mail delivery, including any Postal Service plans & actions to increase its competitiveness; & legal or regulatory issues arising out of the competition for the delivery of international mail services. Charts, tables & graphs.

Author: Katherine A. Siggerud
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: possible, opportunities, improvement, initiatives, recycling, service, mail, related, postal
Number of Pages: 66
Published: 2008-11
ISBN-10: 1437906346
ISBN-13: 9781437906349

In 2006, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) discarded about 317,000 tons of undeliverable-as-addressed advertising mail. Such mail can be disposed of using incineration, landfills or through other methods. USPS recently committed to minimizing the agencyżs impact on every aspect of the environment. Recycling undeliverable advertising mail can help USPS achieve this commitment, while generating revenue and reducing its costs and financial pressures. This report addresses: (1) recent mail-related recycling accomplishments undertaken by USPS, the mailing industry, and others; and (2) additional recy
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