The U.S. Navy is assisting mail facilities with the installation and implementation of a new system to process transferring Sailors' mail quickly. The Navy Postal Directory System will be on line for all ships as of March 1 and all shore based facilities and mail rooms by March 31. NPDS is a Microsoft Access program that automates the mail processing and record keeping for a command. It stores individual personal address data for current personnel assigned to a command and also stores new data for personnel when they transfer so that mail received by the command may be readdressed and forwarded. NPDS also prepares and prints address labels for readdressing mail and automatically purges files for transferred personnel. The new system will simplify mail redirect services for all Navy commands, which can be a significant manpower savings in time taken to process redirect mail.
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