March 2012 Newsletter • Co-Chairs' Corner

I want to thank Doug Branch from Mailtech Mailing Systems, for taking the time to put together a very comprehensive presentation on current ink jet technology for our recent meeting. There was a significant amount of information that Doug presented in a very short period of time. If you have any questions about his presentation, please feel free to contact Doug directly at

According to the February 23rd DMM Advisory, the Area Mail Processing Facility Study Results have been announced. If you would like to peruse the complete list of information, it is available at
As we discussed at our recent meeting, the Implementation of any consolidation or closure, is contingent upon the outcome of proposed revisions to existing service standards. In addition, no network changes will be implemented prior to May 15 of this year, in keeping with a moratorium on closing or consolidating postal facilities intended to give Congress and the Administration the opportunity to enact an alternative plan.

There will be no changes at this time to retail services and business mail acceptance located at any of the facilities involved in these studies. Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) discounts will continue to be available in the near-term for mailings entered at Business Mail Entry Units (BMEUs) that remain in impacted facilities.

There will be no major consolidations during the fall mailing season, nor during the election mailing period, and Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST®) appointments will be expanded to support shifting volumes across the network.

As more information is made available to us, we will be sending it out to our membership.

At our upcoming meeting on March 21st, we will be discussing in detail the new changes to the processing of self mailers. The topic of our meeting is about mail design, so please bring with you any questions that you may have on current or upcoming projects. This will be an interactive session which we are looking forward to a lively discussion on how these changes will affect how we design, print, and mail self mailers.

Before you know it, it will be time again for the Annual LI PCC Golf Outing. Plans are being made for the when and wheres so do keep an eye out for information and lets see if we can’t out do the last Golf Outing success.

Lorraine Castellano,
Postal Co-Chair
Adam Avrick,
Industry Co-Chair