Postal stuff and an apology.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Sorry for not posting in a Looong while but I've been very busy getting my ducks in a row and haven't been able to. I've had several people ask at my hotmail address to give an update on the status of the postal apparatus.
I went on the Postal Intranet (internal net) and got some stuff on line which I've got to go through before I talk about it. It seems to be a mixed bag as of now. We've got the party line and the maintenance grapevine. Both seem to be trying to put their spin on what's gonna happen with the PO. I'm taking them both with a grain of salt.
Some of the internal things I've been reading are "interesting". I'm not trying to give a cliffhanger or anything like that I've just got to sift through it. I don't type worth a crap and brevity is priceless. Y2K is serious and they're taking notice.Go to this web site and read the on line Postal Bulletin for 21 OCT 99. It's at:
You need to read the USPS Year 2000 Initiative Postmasters Checklist in that Postal Bulletin. Unfortunatly it's in a 1.6meg PDF file which has 96 pages in it of which you only need the first seven or so. There's some goodies if you read between the lines. The reference to preparing for a hurricane makes one think. They also talk about site assessments and physical plant security which I've never in all the years I've worked for them heard a peep about. Then read about closing the books out on 31 DEC 99 and making backup copies on everything. (Yeah we trust our software patches). Also in the FAQ section is a question about paying the troops as in no money no workie. What I'd like to know is WTF do they know about the banking system and direct deposit that I don't. Is electronic funds transfer gonna squat? Or what? While you're at the site click back to it's home and read the Y2K section including the October news letter and the Business Continuity Plan.
Maybe one of the hotlink Guru's can link this thread to the others I posted earlier this year so the FNG's/newbies can get some info on what happens to their mortgage payment.(If you can find it, this place has gotten so big I get lost.)
Anyway, I'll try real hard in the next week or so to post other stuff. Sorry to be so short with this one but I've got other fish to fry.
Like we used o say in the NAV when we had a short timer, 63DTG.
-- nine (email@example.com), October 29, 1999
Mail processing equipment as I know it.
Mail Processing Technology, an error and some answers
Statement by KARLA W. CORCORAN, INSPECTOR GENERAL, UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE before the SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION, AND TECHNOLOGY of the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT - U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - February 23, 1999"
-- (hot@link.Guru), October 29, 1999.
Looking foward to more of your postings...NINE...---...
-- Les (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 29, 1999.
Good post! It gives me additional information to give to small businesses who are interested in contingency plans...
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), October 29, 1999.