who is authorized MPO privileges, you should notify
the individual of the infraction.
DIRECTORY MAIL RETURNED FROM
Mail that received directory service by unit mail
clerks or mail orderlies should be returned to the
serving postal activity separately from uncanceled
outgoing mail. MPO personnel should screen the mail
to make sure it is endorsed neatly and properly. If
incorrect directory procedures are frequently noted
after the unit mail clerk or mail orderly has been
briefed on correct directory procedures, the postal
officer should be advised.
Perishable items that have a required delivery date
(RDD) and cannot be forwarded or returned to the
mailer before spoiling should be disposed of as waste.
Do not forward these items to the serving Mail
Recovery Branch. Also any perishable items
obviously spoiled when received, whether deliverable
or not, should be immediately disposed of as waste.
You should always dispose of perishables in the
presence of a witness and notify, in writing, the mailer
and addressee of your action.
Since each class of mail is handled
differently, you must first identify each piece
of directory mail for proper disposition.
Q11-11. What PS form is used by a directory clerk to
inform publishers of a change of address of a
Q11-12. What are the disposition instructions for an
undeliverable catalog if your MPO is located
Q11-13. Which publication should you consult to find
instructions concerning mail for personnel
confined for disciplinary reasons?
Q11-14. What action is taken when mail addressed to
personnel at overseas activities who are not
authorized MPO privileges is received?
Q11-15. Perishable items that have a required delivery
date (RDD) and cannot be forwarded or
returned to the mailer before spoiling should
be disposed of in what manner?
Now turn to appendix I to check your answers.
Identify the different
types of, and the required handling for hold
Postal directories hold undeliverable as addressed
mail when service members are due to arrive, absent
without leave (AWOL), or when the mail is addressed
to general delivery. General delivery mail is mail
received at a post office intended primarily for delivery
SK1 VERY C. PISTOL
USS NEVERSAIL (CG-10)
FPO AE 09556-001
USS UNDERWAY (CV-66)
FPO AE 09561-001
DISPOSITION: RETURN TO SENDER
BOB C. SICK
565 WAVERLY RD
OCEAN CITY MD 21289
No such street
No such office in state
Do not remail in this envelope
UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED
Figure 11-17.An example of a Standard Mail (B) piece depicting endorsement when returned to the sender.