Postal Bulletin: Customer Service Includes Removing All Mail Tags from MTE

Fiscal Year 2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the Postal Service™ due to anticipated high mail volumes that will include Election Mail, Political Mail, and Census mail. The Postal Service would like to remind employees that highly visible tags and labels are attached to trays, sacks, and containers to assist with…

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Postal Bulletin Highlights Removing MTE Labels

Removing MTE Labels Makes a Big Difference The U.S. Postal Service® collects, processes, transports, and delivers mail across the nation. Mail moves through the network in sacks, trays, and tubs. A “little” label identifies the destination for each container, which means a misplaced label can send the mail to the wrong destination. Postal Service™ employees…

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Store Empty Sacks Flat for Return to Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers

It’s time to make a change in sack storage. For decades, Post Offices™ and processing plants have “bummed” canvas and nylon sacks. The term “bum” is a carryover from the days when mail moved by rail. Sacks rode the rails without “working,” which they would do if they were carrying mail. Nineteen sacks were stuffed…

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Mail Transport Equipment: It Moves the Mail

Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors, but serves one common purpose: to move the mail. MTE is used: In plants to support machine and manual separations; In delivery units to present mail to carriers, hold mail in sequence for delivery, and collect mail from the public; In acceptance offices to…

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