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While these calculators are believed to be reasonably accurate the times may be slightly different from those computed by the postal service. The times provided are an estimate only and provided only as a courtesy. Your official evaluation will be what the USPS calculates with their calculator.
I have downloaded the calculator but it says “read only”.. Why can’t I input information?
The file must be saved to your computer and then opened before you can input information. Save the file somewhere on your computer where you can find it later and then open it again after you have saved it
Why is my evaluation different from the NRLCA or USPS calculator?
The time displayed is a “Running Evaluation” . For example : If you had only 1 certified accepted in the 12 days, the calculator would divide 1 by 12 then multiply by 6 ( gets a weekly average”. Then it multiplies that number by the time standards. So your route is averaging .5 certifieds accepted a week
I can’t find my evaluation after I have input my numbers? Where is it?
Applicable to some versions: Look at the bottom of the spreadsheet, there are tabs. Click on the tab that says Evaluation. You might have to scroll down a little. use the tabs to switch back and forth.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Where do I add how many days I am calculating?" open="false"]The default setting for calculator input is automatic, which means it will auto calculate the days as you input information each day. There is a manual option, but it is not recommended unless you are very familiar with using these calculators
How do I enter the time values?
Time is entered as either MM:SS or MMM:SS
Help, the calculator isnt showing any numbers. All I see is #DIV/0!
It will show #DIV/O until you enter data under the letter column. It uses letter data to trigger the automatic calculation of # of days
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