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(Edited by Ruralinfo.net for clarification and to fix an error)
This is something many managers like to deny credit for during a count.
Remember all of those times throughout the year where you get mail back from CFS for whatever reason?
You might get back a whole stack of mail with these yellow stickers on it.. You have to take the time to pull each one off and figure out why it came back. This is why you get “individual” markups for each and every one you get during count.
It could be mail that never should have been sent to forwards, but for some reason it did. Or it could be a piece that has a mispelling or the wrong number in the address.
NO RECORD MAIL – FROM THE MAIL COUNT GUIDE
(1) Mail Individually Endorsed by the Carrier. Credit a markup for each piece of mail in the following categories:
(a) Deceased (DEC) -This endorsement is used only when it is known that the addressee is deceased and the mail is not properly deliverable to another person. This endorsement must be made personally by the delivering employee and, under no circumstances, may it be rubber stamped. Mail addressed In Care Of another must be marked to indicate which person is deceased.
(b) No Record Mail. Credit as a markup each piece of mail given to the carrier under the provisions of PO-603 Section 242.4
This from PO-603 – SECTION 242.4:
No Record Mail
Handle No Record Mail returned to your route from the forwarding unit and endorsed as No Record in the following manner:
a. Verify that the name in the address contains the correct spelling. Verify that the mailing address is correct. If there is an error in the above information, correct and return the mailing piece to the forwarding unit.
b. If an active PS Form 3575 is on file, return the mailpiece to the forwarding unit.
c. If no errors are noted, and no PS Form 3575 is on file, attempt delivery of the piece.
d. If delivery attempt is unsuccessful, handle the mailing piece in accordance with 242.21.
Note: All No Record labels must be removed prior to reprocessing.Don’t miss this credit.. (They are worth 15 seconds each and are recorded under individual markups)
( It could be the difference of going to the next hour.. You only need 4 for a minute…)