BGS Postal Center
Phone: (802) 828-2203
Mail pickup and deliveries to the Montpelier and Waterbury complexes are made once a day.
|To:||Postal Center customers who use their own USPS Permit for mailings that will be processed by the Postal Center|
|Address:||The Postal Center began utilizing the new US Postal Service (USPS)|
|Change Notices:||Intelligent Mail Barcodes (IMB) as of April 12, 2011. This new IMB software replaces existing barcode software that enables the state to take advangage of lower automation postal rates. The new software also includes free address change identification and subsequent reports. The Postal Center can then send this updated address information electronically to our customers.|
|These electronic address change notices will be available sometime after 6/1/2011.|
|Envelope Change:||Envelope stock that currently has the wording "Return Service Requested" needs to change to "Address Service Requested". While your current envelope stock can be used up, please make the necessary adjustments on your next envelope order.|
As part of the IMB processing electronic address change notices will be available sometime after 6/1/2011. Envelope stock that currently has the wording “Return Service Requested” needs to change to “Address Service Requested”. Please make the necessary adjustments on your next envelope order, current stock can be used up.
|Postal Price increase|
What we do......
- Pickup and delivery of inter and intra- office mail
- Pickup and metering of outgoing mail
- Sort and delivery of incoming Federal mail
- Delivery of print jobs for the Print Shop
- Delivery and Pickup of records for the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
- 100% same day automated processing of all 1st class letters weighing between .5 ounces and 3 ounces
- Automated mail processing
- Authorized FedEx shipping agent / daily shipment of parcels
- Security x-ray screening of all incoming mail and parcels
If you would like to have your e-mail address added to our list serve to receive notifications of upcoming program updates or changes, click on the following link and enter the necessary information:
The Postal Center (BGS Central Services Division) has invested in the MLOCRs FASTforward technology that manages the move update address changes automatically.
How it works...
Agency mail is read by the MLOCR (Multi-line Optical Character Reader), this software is linked to the USPS data base containing the latest change of address for recipients who have moved and filed the necessary change of address orders. The new address is sprayed on the First Class mail piece and the mail is sorted to the proper zip code for automated mail processing and postage discounts.
There must be a clear area on the envelope of 5/8" from the bottom edge of the mail piece or 4.75" from the right edge. Envelope design and format are critical - they must meet standards for both bar-coding and FASTforward processing. The Postal Center staff will meet with you to discuss any questions you have related to envelope design and format specifications.
It is important that you (the customer) understand that by using FASTforward for move updates you will not be aware of (or informed of) addresses changed by FASTforward . If you wish to know about address changes, there is the option of using endorsements to get this. Postal Center staff will be glad to assist you in making the best decision for your department. You may also E-mail us with your questions.