Each day the meter is to be used, the meter
custodian should enter the following information on
PS Form 3602-PO (see figure 8-10):
Block 1: UNIT OR STATION. Enter the station where
the meter is assigned. For example, FPO AE
Block 2: METER MFR. Enter the manufacturers
name. For example, Pitney-Bowes. Abbreviations such
as PB are permitted.
Block 3: METER NO. Enter the meter head serial
number located just above the high denomination
Block 4: DATE. Enter the current date.
Block 5: DESCENDING REGISTER BEGINNING.
Obtain this number from the meter heads BALANCE
(Descending) register reading. To avoid mistakes on
PS Form 3602-PO, write the numbers from right to left
and exclude preceding zeroes.
For example, if the
register window shows 01020.98", first write 8," then
FPO AE 09561-0001
Figure 8-10.An example of start of the day entries on PS Form 3602-PO.