mail processing

mail processing - An integrated group of subfunctions required to sort and distribute mail for dispatch and eventual delivery. The principal subfunctions are culling, edging and stacking, facing and canceling, sorting, tying, pouching, bundling, sacking, and traying. (Also seeadvanced facer-canceler, barcode clear zone, bundle, cancel, cull, and face)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • mail processing category — One of five designations for mail (flat size mail, letter size mail, machinable parcel, outside parcel, and irregular parcel), based on physical dimensions (height, length, and thickness) and on weight …   Glossary of postal terms

  • mail processing equipment — Machinery and related apparatus used to perform distribution of mail and other functions such as canceling and culling. This includes automated and mechanized machinery as well as distribution cases. (Compare with mail transport equipment) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Mail Processing Work Credit System — (MPWCS) A part of the Management Operating Data System that measures the efficiency of distribution and nondistribution separations …   Glossary of postal terms

  • incoming mail processing center — (IMPC)  A mail processing facility that serves as a hub for incoming mail that destinates at other processing or delivery facilities in its service area …   Glossary of postal terms

  • area mail processing center — (obsolete) (See processing and distribution center/facility) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Automated Business Mail Processing System — (ABMPS)  A system in which the address on a customer s business reply mail is translated into a barcode that is, a series of small vertical bars printed in the lower right corner of the mailpiece. The system permits identification and sorting by… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • processing and distribution center/facility — (P&DC/F) A central mail facility that processes and dispatches part or all of both incoming mail and outgoing mail for a designated service area. It also provides instructions on the preparation of collection mail, dispatch schedules, and sorting …   Glossary of postal terms

  • mail transport equipment — (MTE) Containers used for mail processing or transportation within or between facilities by the USPS, its customers, or contractors. These include general purpose mail containers, tray carts, bulk mail center containers, platform trucks/trailers …   Glossary of postal terms

  • mail — Any mailable matter that is accepted for mail processing and delivery by the USPS. Also, the sum total of the mail at any time that is in USPS custody. To deposit a mailable item in a collection box or present the item (or a mailing for large… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • mail condition report — A system of reports that identifies and monitors problems in mail processing within a postal facility. It supports the development of resources necessary to meet the demands of fluctuating mail volume and service commitments …   Glossary of postal terms

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