January 21 PCC Meeting

January 21 PCC Meeting

Please join us for our regular monthly meeting at

District Office Conference Room
Gallimore Dairy Road
Greensboro, NC

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:30 AM

Agenda

Our guest speaker will be Jason Porter, Manager, Shipping and Mailing Solutions, Greensboro District. He will talk about the USPS price change in relationship to UPS and Fed Ex. It should be valuable for mailers to better understand the direction of USPS with shipments.

Register online below by 10:00 AM January 20, 2020

Event Details

Event Name: January 21 PCC Meeting
Address: 418 Gallimore Dairy Road, Greensboro, NC 27498
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Louis DeJoy Selected as 75th PMG

Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General

 The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service has announced its unanimous selection of Louis DeJoy to serve as the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization.

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NPF Cancelled

2020 National Postal Forum Cancelled

As you know, the National Postal Forum (NPF) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) leadership have been closely monitoring the situation related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) over the past several weeks with the health and safety of our employees and attendees as the priority. We have been taking our guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health departments.  The CDC issued the following statement on Sunday, March 15th – “Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.”

As a result of this guidance and out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling the 2020 National Postal Forum. 

Thank you to the NPF and USPS community, partners, exhibitors, vendors, and volunteers who have dedicated so much time and work into preparing this meeting. We share everyone’s disappointment in its cancellation.

Information regarding the cancellation of your registration, exhibit space, sponsorships and advertising will be forthcoming.

This unprecedented action has resulted in a few logistical items, which are outstanding and will be resolved.  We ask for your understanding and patience.  We will provide these updates with additional details in the coming weeks.

Also, please save the date for the 2021 National Postal Forum scheduled for May 2 – 5, 2021 in Nashville, TN.

PCC Golf Tournament Cancelled

2020 Greater Triad PCC Golf Tournament has been Cancelled

Due to the development of COVID-19 and the current concern for larger gatherings the Greater Triad PCC Golf Tournament has been cancelled. There will be more information to come regarding either rescheduling for later in 2020 or moving the tournament to 2021.

USPS Fairness Act Passes House

The bipartisan plan to save the Post Office

from TheWeek.com

The USPS has been slowly bleeding for the last decade. It has lost money for 13 years straight, it's been forced to brutally cut its workforce and infrastructure, and it's become more reliant on low-pay and part-time workers. At this rate, it will run out of funds in five years. This situation has turned the USPS into a topic of partisan rancor, with liberals blaming the right's anti-government ethos, while conservatives blame liberals' anti-market obtuseness.

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Informed Delivery by the Numbers

Consumer Overview & Updates: December 2019

The downloadable Users and Household Data (Excel file), updated weekly, is available on the Informed Delivery for Business Mailers website. User acquisition continues via paid search, usps.com® intercepts, Retail POP, and co-marketing.

  • Total number of registered users: 21.98 Million
  • Total number of registered households: 17.7 Million
  • Total number of email-enabled users: 16.9 Million
  • Email open rate (6-month average): 61.3%

USPS National and North Carolina News

News from USPS National and USPS North Carolina region.
08/03/2020 12:08
GREENSBORO, NC – Due to the mandatory evacuation orders from Tropical Storm Isaias, the Postal Service temporarily suspends services at the following Post Offices. Postal Service employees in impacted areas are working to secure the mail, postal facilities and equipment in advance of the storm.
Postal Service Temporarily Suspends Service on North Carolina coast Impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias
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07/31/2020 15:21
OCACROKE, NC — The U.S. Postal Service is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias by advising customers that normal service operations in the path of the storm may be affected in the event of unsafe conditions such as high winds, flooding or impassable roads.
Postal Service prepares for Hurricane Isaias in North Carolina
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07/30/2020 12:22
WASHINGTON, DC — Pursuant to the terms that will apply to borrowing under the CARES Act, the Postal Service will provide the Department of the Treasury with certain information regarding our costs, revenues, and overall financial position. This includes providing Treasury, under strict terms of confidentiality, with those contracts that generate the most revenue for the Postal Service. Providing this information is merely an acknowledgment of the fact that Treasury has been designated by Congress as the lender for the Postal Service, and it therefore has a legitimate interest under certain circumstances in understanding those factors that affect our current...
U.S. Postal Service Statement on Washington Post CARES Act Lending Authority Article
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07/29/2020 10:00
WASHINGTON, DC — United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced today that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has reached an agreement in principle with the United States Department of the Treasury on the terms and conditions associated with $10 billion lending authority provided in the CARES Act.
USPS reaches agreement with Treasury on CARES Act Lending Authority
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07/28/2020 14:13
WASHINGTON, DC — The 2020 holiday season will be here before you know it. In that spirit, the U.S. Postal Service today revealed five new Forever holiday stamps.
USPS announces new stamps for the holiday season
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07/28/2020 10:34
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet in open session on Aug. 7, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:
U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors to Meet Aug. 7
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07/27/2020 09:20
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service issued the Bugs Bunny commemorative Forever stamps today, the character’s 80th birthday. The Bugs Bunny stamps were dedicated in a virtual ceremony and are now being sold at Post Office locations nationwide and online at usps.com/bugsbunny80.
Bugs Bunny stamps now available nationwide
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07/20/2020 14:11
CHARLOTTE, NC — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today released its newest Forever stamps, honoring the wholesome beauty of American produce, captured in still lifes.
Summer Produces New Forever Stamps
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07/20/2020 14:11
RALEIGH, NC – Passport offices across North Carolina are open and processing passport applications.
Customers Can Schedule Passport Appointments Online
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06/24/2020 17:17
GREENSBORO, NC — The U.S. Postal Service will issue commemorative Forever stamps celebrating Bugs Bunny’s 80th birthday. The Postal Service and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are excited to dedicate these stamps at a virtual ceremony on July 27, the 80th anniversary of Bugs Bunny’s official screen debut.
New Stamps Celebrating Bugs Bunny’s 80th Birthday Coming Soon to a Post Office Near You
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PostalPro News

News from the PostalPro website.
08/03/2020 08:00
This spreadsheet contains UAA statistics for July 2020.
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08/03/2020 08:00
This Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (this "Agreement") is a legal agreement between you ("You" or "Your" or "User" or "Mailer") and the United States Postal Service, an Independent Establishment of the Executive Branch of the United States Federal Government ("USPS" or "Postal Service"). The Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions for Your use of the USPS Enterprise Payment System. User acknowledges and agrees that he, she or the entity User has accepted the Agreement on behalf of is solely responsible for and shall abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use as well as all policies, procedures...
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08/03/2020 08:00
The AZI table lists each five-digit ZIP Code™ and is an indicator of the type of processing that typically takes place on letter mail destined for each ZIP Code. Each number in the file is a ZIP Code appended with a numeric zone indicator. The five numeric indicators are as follows: Two Pass Zones: Automated two-step sector/segment at mail processing facilities876 Carrier Route Sort Zones: Automated incoming secondary carrier route sorting at plantsCarrier Route Barcode Sorter (CSBCS) Zones: Automated walk sequence sorting on CSBCS machines at delivery unitsDelivery Barcode Sorter (DBCS) Zones: Automated walk sequence sorting on DBCS machines at...
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