Q7-15. The post office facility accepting a registered
mail article is considered as the office of
Now turn to appendix I to check your answers.
PROCESSING REGISTERED MAIL
procedures for preparing registered mail for
The first step in the processing of outgoing
registered mail is separating the pieces by destination.
While you are separating the pieces by destination, a
quick double check should be made to make sure each
piece is correctly endorsed and properly postmarked.
After you have completed separating all of your
registered mail by destination, and have checked for
proper endorsements and postmarks, you are ready to
start your dispatch procedures. Personal and official
registered mail are dispatched in the same pouch, there
is no need to prepare separate pouches. Registered
mail addressed to APO and FPO addresses should be
pouched separately and sent to the nearest FMC or
Navy post office.
MAIL POUCHES AND SACKS
Registered mail must never be dispatched in torn
or defective mailbag equipment. Mail pouches and
sacks used for dispatch of registered mail should be
examined to ensure that such equipment is not torn or
otherwise defective. Any hole renders the equipment
unusable for registered mail. The selection of proper
mailbag equipment for the transport of registered mail
cannot be overemphasized.
NUMBERED SEAL POUCHES
Now that you have completed examining the
pouch for defects, the next procedure in the registry
dispatch process is to enclose all registered mail into
You should enclose all parcels into
pouches, if possible, to prevent handling as ordinary
PS Form 3854, prepared in duplicate, is used as an
inside bill to document registered mail, which is being
Figure 7-7.An example of a PS Form 3877.