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valeriep  
#1 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:52:15 PM(UTC)
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Is there any way to find out online which stations have FSS?
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#2 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:09:29 PM(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21:13 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: valeriep Go to Quoted Post
Is there any way to find out online which stations have FSS?



Flats Sequencing System (FSS)

are not in every office

this is a list of the original offices that received them

http://www.postal-report...-and-number-of-machines/

I say original because as they were deployed things changed a little but the total number stayed at 100 fss machines.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:16:46 PM(UTC)
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Is there any way to find out online which stations have FSS?



Flats Sequencing System (FSS)

are not in every office

this is a list of the original offices that received them

http://www.postal-report...-and-number-of-machines/

I say original because as they were deployed things changed a little but the total number stayed at 100 fss machines.


This is interesting but it only tells you which PLANTS have the machines. It doesn't tell you the individual stations. A given installation may have one or more machines at their plant, but only some of the stations will actually receive FSS. Stations with primarily walking routes tend not to get the FSS.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:26:31 PM(UTC)
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Is there any way to find out online which stations have FSS?



Flats Sequencing System (FSS)

are not in every office

this is a list of the original offices that received them

http://www.postal-report...-and-number-of-machines/

I say original because as they were deployed things changed a little but the total number stayed at 100 fss machines.


This is interesting but it only tells you which PLANTS have the machines. It doesn't tell you the individual stations. A given installation may have one or more machines at their plant, but only some of the stations will actually receive FSS. Stations with primarily walking routes tend not to get the FSS.




the quote was "which stations have fss" not what zones are run on the fss.



but if that truly is the question there is no national data base as to which zones are run on the fss because that can change each day depending on volume. example in san diego management runs high volume every day and if time permits smaller volume is run. with only two machines in san diego and a 16 to 18 hour run window (maintenance gets the rest or is supposed to) there is no way all zones could even be run on the fss.





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#6 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30:35 PM(UTC)
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Is there any way to find out online which stations have FSS?



Flats Sequencing System (FSS)

are not in every office

this is a list of the original offices that received them

http://www.postal-report...-and-number-of-machines/

I say original because as they were deployed things changed a little but the total number stayed at 100 fss machines.


This is interesting but it only tells you which PLANTS have the machines. It doesn't tell you the individual stations. A given installation may have one or more machines at their plant, but only some of the stations will actually receive FSS. Stations with primarily walking routes tend not to get the FSS.




the quote was "which stations have fss" not what zones are run on the fss.



but if that truly is the question there is no national data base as to which zones are run on the fss because that can change each day depending on volume. example in san diego management runs high volume every day and if time permits smaller volume is run. with only two machines in san diego and a 16 to 18 hour run window (maintenance gets the rest or is supposed to) there is no way all zones could even be run on the fss.





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In my experience (two medium-large installations) each station either receives FSS every day, or it never receives it. Are you saying there are places where the FSS sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't?
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#7 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:45:37 PM(UTC)
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Is there any way to find out online which stations have FSS?



Flats Sequencing System (FSS)

are not in every office

this is a list of the original offices that received them

http://www.postal-report...-and-number-of-machines/

I say original because as they were deployed things changed a little but the total number stayed at 100 fss machines.


This is interesting but it only tells you which PLANTS have the machines. It doesn't tell you the individual stations. A given installation may have one or more machines at their plant, but only some of the stations will actually receive FSS. Stations with primarily walking routes tend not to get the FSS.




the quote was "which stations have fss" not what zones are run on the fss.



but if that truly is the question there is no national data base as to which zones are run on the fss because that can change each day depending on volume. example in san diego management runs high volume every day and if time permits smaller volume is run. with only two machines in san diego and a 16 to 18 hour run window (maintenance gets the rest or is supposed to) there is no way all zones could even be run on the fss.





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In my experience (two medium-large installations) each station either receives FSS every day, or it never receives it. Are you saying there are places where the FSS sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't?


Most high volume zones get fss (unless the machine is down) they've been changing/adding more lower volume stations and rural routes do to declining volume. There isnt really a way to tell that I know of
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#8 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:06:01 PM(UTC)
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In Phoenix, it's the stations in the city, and some of the suburbs. But there is no hard-and-fast yes/no as to who gets it. I worked at the West Valley P&DC (which has the FSS and parcels. DPS comes out of the east-side plant) for a few months. It has FSS for most of the Phoenix metro, and Yuma, which is 150 miles away. I forget why Yuma gets it, but it was explained to me and it (sort of) made sense.

I was an RCA at two offices at different ends of the Phoenix metro. Neither got FSS. Which was fine. Most of the time, catalogs and mags come sorted by route and WSS anyway. If you don't know a route, casing mail in sequence is a great way to pick it up.

As to the question of sometimes yes/sometimes no, that's a NO. We ran the sort plans for every office that was supposed to get it. You'd be amazed. They had the number of flats and the time down to the minute in those sort plans. Now, if the machine was balky or unusually hungry, that meant maybe only one pass, and routes would get tubs of slightly sorted flats. As a carrier, this really honks me off, because most flats comes sorted by route. If they'd just send the bundles as wrapped, instead of messing them up, I wouldn't have 90 minutes or two hours of office time now and then.
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#9 Posted : Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:10:57 PM(UTC)
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. Are you saying there are places where the FSS sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't?


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#10 Posted : Monday, November 25, 2019 2:40:55 AM(UTC)
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I work in an Associated Office, where one zip has FSS and the other doesn't.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:35:14 AM(UTC)
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LAPDC has fss
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:37:56 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: valeriep Go to Quoted Post
Is there any way to find out online which stations have FSS?


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LAPDC has fss


the question was not about plants having FSS it was about stations.

that being said how many zips that lapdc serves get run on the fss?
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