Evaluation of Postage Meters and Decentralized Accountability for Official Mail Costs.
Final rept. 5 Sep 78-30 Jun 79,
ADJUTANT GENERAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC POSTAL DIRECTORATE
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The Evaluation of Postage Meters and Decentralized Accountability for Official Mail Cost was conducted in three phases 5 Sep 78-30 Jun 79 at four activities The Adjutant General Center TAGCEN USA Military Personnel Center MILPERCEN USA Reserve Components Personnel and Administration Center RCPAC and USA AG Publications Center, St. Louis SLAGPC. The objective of the study was to determine the cost efectiveness of postage meters and decentralized accountbility for official mail costs, and the desirability of discontinuing the current sampling based United States Postal Service USPS billing system. Major impetuses for the study were 1 Questionable validity of the USPS sampling system for billing purposes 2 Requirement for more precise user information to support positive dynamic management 3 Lack of funding and user incentive to select less costly mailing alternatives and 4 DAIF inspection Feb 78 conclusion that there is essentially no management of Army official mail costs at DA or user level. It was determined during the study that postage meters were cost effective. Projection of test site postage meter savings Army-wide for FY79 yields a gross savings estimate of 6,556,918. Accordingly it is rcommended in the study that postage meters be introduced Army-wide on a phased basis FY82-86. Author
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