How to access mailroom during construction

The tunnel corridor between the Environmental Sciences and Lab Sciences buildings is closed for maintenance until further notice. If you need to access the Mailroom, please drive-up to the Shipping/Receiving dock on the west side of Lab Sciences building and use the exterior Mailroom door. Here’s a map to help navigate to the dock:

The Mailroom continues to be open for you from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have large mailings, please contact the Mailroom (x2215) in advance.

If you have questions, please contact Tory Ortscheid at

Change for Priority Mail: It’ll be more expensive

The United States Postal Service is making customers aware of changes to the price structure for Priority Mail. The new schedule is effective Sunday, Sept. 7. As just one example, the charge for a Priority Flat Rate Envelope will increase by about 10 percent, going from $5.25 to $5.75. Al and Eric in the campus mail center say the price changes will have an impact here, as a fair amount of UW-Green Bay’s postal volume falls into the affected categories. If you’re a glutton for bureaucratic-style punishment and want additional details, you can go to Postal Explorer® at for pricing files (look in the blue navigation bar for September 2014 Price Change Information) and to the PRC website at to download Order No. 2156. (Which is approximately 17 trillion pages long but somewhere in there is buried the rates.)

New policies involving package shipments

Already broadcast campuswide but repeated here for the record:

The Mail Center informs us that “FedEx Express, Overnight, and any of the two-day services have made a change in their notification requirements for pick-up from the campus from 2 hours to 4 hours. This means that pre-labeled, ready-to-ship packages will need to be received in the Mail Center by 11 a.m. so we can call in the pickup by the deadline in order for the package to go out that day.  Packages that need paperwork and or packaging will need to be at the Mail Center by 10:30 a.m. to allow for extra time for processing. Just a reminder: for international shipping see link for necessary customs forms help – Please contact Al or Eric at X2215 with any questions.”

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2013

The U.S. Postal Service has announced a general increase of 4% for mail services effective Jan. 27, 2013. Price increases for some of the more commonly used services are listed below:
• First Class Letters, 1 oz. — 1-cent increase to 46-cents
• Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33-cents
• International Letters, 1 oz. (all) — $1.10 (Canada & Mexico used to be 85-cents with everywhere else being $1.05)
• Priority Mail:
Small Box — 65-cent increase
Medium Box — $1.50 increase
Large Box — $2.20 increase
Regular Envelope — 70-cent increase
Legal Envelope — 65-cent increase
Padded Envelope — 85-cent increase

Contact Al or Eric at the Mail Center at X2215 with any questions.

Postage changes coming Monday

The U.S. Postal Service is implementing pricing changes effective this coming Monday(Jan. 23), which will affect campus mail, costs. Not all types of mail will be affected, however, the popular 1 oz. letter cost is increasing and the 2, 3 and 3.5 oz. letters are being reduced.  All flats and parcel postage costs are increasing.  The new pricing structure is available in the notice on the Mail Center website. It provides a comparison of current vs. new costs.

Plan ahead for postage increases

Linda Dupuis sends out notice that postage budgets could take a hit when the U.S. Postal Office implements a pricing increase, effective April 17 for their first price increase in two years. Not all types of mail will be affected. It appears as though 1 oz. letters and flats will remain static, but the new pricing structure is shifting costs to anything above that. Click here for a GBShare document with a comparison.