As the accepting clerk at the window, you are
required to ask whether or not the package contains
fragile, perishable, or liquid matter. If the package
contains any matter of this type, further inquiry should
be made to determine whether the contents are
mailable and properly packed.
Mailers are issued a receipt for each insured parcel
mailed. The type of receipt that is issued depends on
the amount for which the parcel is insured.
UNNUMBERED INSURED MAIL
For monetary value amounts for unnumbered
insured articles, refer to Module R of the DMM.
The fee for unnumbered insured mail is collected
in addition to the appropriate rate of postage and any
additional fee(s) for other services. The fee for
unnumbered insured mail can be found in Module R of
Completing the Mailing Receipt
After determining that the parcel is mailable,
complete Receipt for Domestic Insured Parcel (PS
Form 3813) (see figure 5-3). PS Form 3813 is an
original-only receipt and is retained by the mailer. No
other copies or record is kept at the office of mailing or
by the office of delivery.
The following instructions explain how to
complete PS Form 3813:
Block 1: Enter the city, state, and ZIP Code or unit
designation and APO/FPO number of the addressee on
Block 2: Enter the amount of postage charged for the
article. When Parcel Airlift (PAL) service is provided,
add the postage and PAL fee together and place the total
in the postage block.
Block 3: Enter the unnumbered insurance fee.
Block 4: Enter fee(s) for additional services requested.
Block 5: Enter the total amount of the postage and fees.
Block 6: Enter the amount of insurance coverage. This
amount should be the actual value of the content(s).
Block 7: Ask the mailer whether the package presented
for insurance contains fragile, perishable, or liquid
matter. If so, mark the appropriate box.
Block 8: Accepting clerk initials.
Block 9: Postmark with the APDS.
Block 10: The customer completes information on the
Unnumbered Insured Mail Endorsement
The endorsement for unnumbered insured mail is a
rubber elliptical stamp. This endorsement should be
placed top center, on the address side of the article (see
Figure 5-3. An example of a Receipt for Domestic Insured
Parcel (PS Form 3813) (front and reverse).