items as number 502. Individualized special rubber
stamps Navy post offices may need to order are:
· Postal Finance Officer
· Postal Officer
· Directory Service stamps
These rubber stamps are only ordered for use in
association with official postal business.
POSTMARKING EQUIPMENT (RUBBER
AND STEEL STAMPS)
Rubber stamps should be requisitioned on PS
Form 1567 (see figure 12-13).
required on PS Form 1567, should be entered on the
When ordering rubber postmarking and
canceling stamps (Item 550), and rubber all-purpose
dating stamps (Item 570), type or write the information
that you would like on the stamps in the impression and
description block of PS Form 1567.
should be submitted to the appropriate JMPA for
processing. Die Hubs for postage meter machines and
canceling machines are ordered on PS Form 4636,
Postmarking Dies and Engraved Station Die Hubs
Requisition. PS Form 4636 must also be submitted to
the appropriate JMPA for processing.
Year type for steel postmarking stamps and
canceling machines are requisitioned from MDC
Topeka, KS, on PS Form 7380. A notice will appear in
the Postal Bulletin, normally during the month of
September, informing offices of the date that the year
type will be available for issue. The requisition must
list year type only, and a self-addressed USPS penalty
label must be stapled to the requisition. Do not request
any other items on this special requisition.
If your MPO has previously been issued a year
type, the MDC will contact your office via postcard in
September informing you of the year type that will
automatically be shipped.
If your MPO needs a
different quantity or type, make the changes on the
postcard and return it to the MDC. If changes are not
required, do not return the postcard.
instructions are printed on the postcard.
FACING SLIPS AND SLIDE LABELS
Preprinted facing slips and slide labels are used to
identify the contents of a mail tray, bundle, or pouch of
The data to be printed should conform to the
format and content as outlined in USPS Handbook
PO-423, Requisitioning Labels.
preprinted facing slips and slide labels should be
submitted using PS Form 1578-B, Requisitions for
Facing Slips or Slide Labels in duplicate. Send PS
Form 1578-B to:
US POSTAL SERVICE
LABELING PRINTING CENTER
500 SW MONTARA PKWY
TOPEKA KS 66624-9502
Prepare PS Form 1578-B as follows (see figure
Columns 1 through 9: Enter the MPO ZIP + 4 number.
Columns 13 and 14: Enter the two-digit character code
for the item you are ordering.
Columns 18 through 23:
Enter the MPO finance
Columns 24 through 49: Enter FPO, postmaster of
address designation, and the nine-digit MPO number.
Shipboard post offices should enter the name and hull
number of the ship.
Columns 58 and 59: Enter the total number of pages,
(i.e., 1 of 1, 1 of 2).
Detail Data Lines:
Columns 8 through 12: Enter the quantity of labels
requested in multiples of 300 and facing slips in
multiples of 300.
Columns 13 through 33:
Enter the destination
information in this block. Use standard abbreviations
from the POM and ensure format is in compliance with
the requirements found in the DMM.
equipment label orders (nondefective and defective),
put EMPTY EQUIPMENT in these blocks.
Columns 34 through 38: Enter the destination ZIP Code
(3 or 5 digits).
Columns 42 through 64:
Enter the contents
identification description such as, FCM or LETTERS
AND FLATS, etc.