and mail orderlies (see figure 7-19). Prepare this form
Step 1: Check the block of the type of accountable mail
to be delivered.
Step 2: Enter the name of the unit of address or activity
and the bill number. Bill numbers should be in sequence
starting with the number 1 each calendar year.
Step 3: Enter the registered numbers of the articles to be
delivered (maximum of 20 per PS Form 3883),
complete the code block by following the instructions in
the * block below the 20 line entry spaces, and enter the
office of origin.
Step 4: Close the bill by drawing a diagonal line through
the unused portions of the bill.
Step 5: Enter the date of delivery.
Step 6: Delivery clerk signs name in this space.
Step 7: Postmark with the APDS all copies of the set.
Step 8: Mail clerk or mail orderly enters total number of
Step 9: Mail clerk or mail orderly prints then signs
Before making any entries the receiving mail clerk
or mail orderly must show a validated DD Form 285
(Appointment of Military Postal Clerk, Unit Mail
Clerk, or Mail Orderly). The mail clerk or mail orderly
must verify that the registry numbers of the articles are
properly listed before signing PS Form 3883. Once the
Figure 7-19.An example of a PS Form 3883.