IDS April/May News
UPCOMING MAY CONFERENCES... COME VISIT US!
MAILCOM DENVER l SECURITY 2014 l May 22-23
Warwick Hotel l Denver, Colorado (click here for details)
Management Summit for Mail, Distribution, and Facilities Professionals
- Division of Central Services' (DCS) Deputy Division Director, Bill Taylor, will be hosting a workshop, Creating a Comprehensive Security Plan, and IDS' Mike Sexson's session will be Outside the Box Thinking...Making it Work in Government! Please join us for our presentations and/or visit us at the IDS booth.
- Discounts available for any of our customers who would like to attend. Enter code "DEN142" next to your name when you register for the conference. This code should be placed on either the First Name or Last Name line of the Registration Form. Our registration department will identify this person as one of our IDS customers and automatically adjust the rate to the Large Group Discount Rate.
We are currently in a live testing phase, with three agencies testing the new IDS printing storefront for job submission. The departments of Personnel & Administration, Revenue, and Higher Education are in limited testing, with more agencies scheduled in the near future. Look for a full rollout in the last half of the calendar year.
At this year's United States Postal Service (USPS) Postal Forum in Washington DC in March, IDS' Sherri Fuss, Outgoing Mail Manager, and Dan Zamora, Outgoing Mail Production Supervisor, met with top postal officials about the Denver Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU). Ken Penland, from USPS Business Mailer Support Headquarters, heard our argument about how the current USPS processes were flawed.
After providing documentation of the fines and actual samples, Mr. Penland agreed with the dispute and is refunding the monies IDS was fined, as well as changing the verification process that USPS currently uses across the nation.
IDS is also being fast-tracked to a seamless mail entry verification process where mail being presented to USPS will be entered by electronic verification instead of human verification. IDS will barcode all mail trays and cages; once they reach USPS, the cages and trays are then scanned and entered into the mail stream.
IDS has been nationally recognized, for the second time in three years, as Mail Center of the Year from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). The award recognizes an entire corporate mail center for outstanding improvements. While contributions of individual managers are important, this award judges and recognizes the efforts of the entire mail center staff.
With the IDS team's dedicated efforts on the State of Colorado's Motor Vehicle License Plate Renewal Program and partnerships with all county and state agencies throughout the State of Colorado, shows how governments are now working with each other as a resource to a achieve a common goal; be more efficient and cost effective!
IDS has been awarded the 2014 In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) Gold award in its category. This is the second year in a row for this national award, winning Silver in 2013. The 2014 Calendar has also been recognized for another national award, a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award through the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) which will be given out during their national event in Washington, D.C. in June; this is the first time for this award for IDS.
The calendar was produced in-house by IDS graphic designer, Rick Ciminelli, and the IDS Print Shop team. The team did an exceptional job in design, print, bindery, and turn-around time to get out to customers.