register reading and enter it in the same manner as
Block 3: RECEIVED FOR POSTAGE. This is the total
of daily business conducted.
This is obtained by
subtracting the DESCENDING REGISTER END
from the DESCENDING REGISTER BEGINNING
and subtracting ASCENDING REGISTER
BEGINNING from the ASCENDING REGISTER
END. These two amounts MUST be equal.
Block 4: METER OPERATOR. The meter operator
prints his or her name and rank, and signs next to his or
Block 5: SUPERVISOR. The meter custodian prints his or
her name and rank, and signs next to his or her initials.
DEFECTIVE POSTAGE METER
When a postage meter becomes defective, attempts
to repair the meter locally are NOT authorized. The
postage meter must be withdrawn from service and sent
to the servicing JMPA for repair or replacement. If the
meter base portion becomes defective, it can be repaired
locally and should not be returned. If the meter base
cannot be repaired locally, then return the meter base to
the servicing JMPA.
Use of a postage meter is easy and convenient, and
will expedite window transactions for the convenience
of postal patrons and postal clerks.
Q8-24. What are the two main parts of the postage
Q8-25. A postage meter tape can be made out for what
Q8-26. Each postage meter has two registers. Name
Q8-27. What PS form is used to record daily meter
Q8-28. What is the purpose of the postage meter key?
Q8-29. When postage meter heads become defective,
the meter operator is not authorized to repair
the meter. (True/False)
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
Learning Objective: Recall the purpose for
providing money order service at Navy MPOs.
Providing money order service is an important part
of the overall operation of a military post office. Any
post office on board a ship or shore activity that has a
disbursing officer assigned should conduct money
order business. Conducting money order business is
not mandatory at a Navy post office.
should be provided as a convenience to personnel and
as a service contributing to welfare and morale.
One of your duties as a military postal clerk will be
conducting money order business.
service means issuing and cashing domestic money
orders, remittance of money order funds, and the
preparation and submission of money order reports.
All information in this section applies to MPOs with a
fixed credit account.
MONEY ORDER FORMS
Learning Objective: Identify the money order
form set, procedures for requisitioning blank
money orders, and the security requirements
for money orders.
There are two types of money order forms,
domestic and international. In this chapter we will
discuss the makeup of the domestic money order set,
requisitioning, handling, accounting for, and the
safeguarding of blank money order forms.
THE MONEY ORDER SET
A money order form set consists of 3 hard copies
and 2 carbons, each having a specific purpose (see
Item 1: The top copy is the money order negotiable
Item 2: The Voucher. You will retain this portion to
prepare your money order report, which we will discuss
later in this chapter.
Item 3: The Customer Receipt. The customer receipt
serves as proof of purchase in case of loss or theft of the
Item 4: The 2 carbons are removed along with the
voucher before the money order and money order
receipt are issued to the customer.