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POST OFFICE STATION 17 Frequently Asked
Questions on Meter Mail



On July 1, 2013, the mail metering systems of the University
(Station B) and Medical Center (Station 17) were substantially
combined.  These FAQ's will help answer questions
about the new system.

1. How do I know which meter form to use? 2. How do I fill out the Station B meter form?
3. Are the blue dots for dispatch of individual pieces of meter mail still in use? 4. What if I have leftover meter documents--dots and meter slips?
5. Can I charge a mailing to more than one budget through Station B? 6. How can I track a meter charge made through the Station B system?
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  How do I know which meter form to use?
If you are in the Medical Center outside 100 Oaks, use the online form at the Station B Post Office's website here:

Meter Mail Services

Note that there are separate forms for domestic and foreign mail.

If you are at 100 Oaks, continue to use MC 4000, the meter mail request form:

It can be ordered online from Printing Services.


2.  How do I fill out the Station B meter form?
After you go to their page and open the web form (foreign or domestic), you will note that much of the information is similar to the paper meter slip that was previously used--name, department, budget, etc.

Below is a sample form with required and optional fields marked:

  Filling Out Station B Meter Form

3.  Are the blue dots for dispatch of individual meter mail pieces still in use?
No, these have been withdrawn from circulation. 

If you have leftovers that you would like turn in for a budget credit, please contact the Post Office AA at 2-8761.  Since these were not an official USPS product, however, we cannot redeem them for stamps.

Placement of meter token on envelope

 


4.  What if I have leftover documents--blue dots and meter slips?
Per question 3 above--you may arrange to return blue dots to Post Office Station 17 for credit.

The meter slips (MC 4000) are issued by Printing Services, and they have advised us that they cannot allow return credit on this item.

We would advise passing these on to colleagues at One Hundred Oaks, where they are still in use.


5.  Can I charge a mailing to more than one budget through Station B?
Yes, but only by dividing the mailing into two or more parts.  Their web system allows only one budget number per transaction.

Simply divide your mailing into as many parts as needed, and print a slip from the web, with the appropriate budget, for rubber-banding with each part.


6.  How can I track a meter charge through the Station B system?

That system does not generate a number like the old meter slip number that showed on the pullsheets.

We advise holding your mailings to one per day per center number.  This will allow you to match each charge on your pullsheet up to your receipts from the website, using the date and center.

The advantage of this system is that since it is highly automated, charges will appear in e-dog in 24 hours for review.


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