· Remove the meter stamp from the meter
machine. Verify the amount and place the meter
stamp in the upper-right corner of the article.
Note: When customers use name labels or tags
to address an article, the meter stamp must be
applied in the upper-right corner of the label or
tag (see figure 8-15).
Occasionally, an operating clerk may print a
postage meter tape for the wrong amount of postage. If
the amount of the tape is lower than the total required,
use the tape and make a new tape for the difference. If
the tape exceeds the amount required, print a new
meter tape. The clerk retains all unused tapes and
submits them to the meter custodian as part of the
remittance at the end of the business day.
Note: During the business day, another patron may
present an article for mailing requiring enough postage
and fees for the clerk to use the unused tape from
earlier in the day.
ABSENCE OF OPERATOR
During short absences from your window, lock the
base-operating lever. During longer absences, such as
for lunch, you may release the meter to another clerk
for operation. If you release the meter to another clerk,
you must (see figure 8-16):
· Record the descending and ascending register
readings on the reverse of the triplicate copy of
PS Form 3602-PO. Both you and the relieving
clerk will initial the readings.
Figure 8-12. Setting postage amount.
Figure 8-13.An example of procedures for printing $.99 or less meter stamp.