UNC Today: Monday, January 7, 2013

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New USPS Prices, Services Effective Jan. 27

The cost of sending a piece of first-class mail weighing one ounce or less will increase to 46 cents effective Sunday, Jan. 27, when the U.S. Postal Service implements new pricing and services for 2013. Postcards will cost 33 cents to mail, also a penny increase.

The new 46-cent "forever" stamps will be good for mailing a one-ounce letter anywhere in the U.S. anytime in the future, regardless of price changes.

The Postal Service also will introduce a global "forever" stamp, allowing senders to mail letters anywhere in the world for a set price of $1.10.

2013 Single-Piece First-Class Mail Pricing Highlights

  • Letters (1 ounce.): 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters (additional ounces): unchanged at 20 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1 ounce): $1.10
  • Postcards: 1-cent increase to 33 cents

Several new shipping product services will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail priority mail and parcel post (recently renamed standard post).
Also new, customers shipping critical mail letters and flats will now have the option of receiving a signature upon delivery as part of the service offering.

A large variety of flat-rate boxes and envelopes for express mail and priority mail, including the padded and legal-sized flat-rate envelopes, will continue to be offered by the Postal Service.

2013 Domestic Priority Mail Flat-Rate Pricing

  • Small box — $5.80
  • Medium box — $12.35
  • Large box — $16.85
  • Large APO/FPO box — $14.85
  • Regular envelope — $5.60
  • Legal envelope — $5.75
  • Padded envelope — $5.95

If you have any questions or concerns regarding postal rates, contact Mail Services, 351-2026.

MCB Entrepreneurial Challenge Semi-Finalists, High School Competitors Announced

Eighteen semifinalists have been selected to present their business concepts Wednesday, Jan. 16, during the preliminary round of the fourth annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge, which will award $50,000 in prize money this year. Continue Reading

Talking and Listening Program has Openings for Employees’ Preschoolers

The Audiology and Speech Language Clinic will have several openings starting spring semester for preschool-aged children of UNC employees in its Talking and Listening with Preschools program.

TALP provides individual speech therapy along with a preschool class setting for children with or without language problems Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m.

Please contact the Speech and Audiology Clinic at 970-351-2012 for more information.

Sessions Scheduled for Users of UNC Foundation Funds

If you code or approve payables (invoices, payroll, travel, etc.) using UNC Foundation funds, you need to find out how the Foundation's chart of accounts change affects you by attending one of two informational sessions in January.

  • Thursday, Jan. 10: 10-11 a.m., University Center Columbine A or
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16: 2-3 p.m., University Center Columbine A

If you're not sure if the change affects you, please contact Geneve Monnes, 351-1378 or Eileen Erickson, 351-1373.

Call for Nominations: Student Employee of the Year

Nominations for the UNC Student Employee of the Year award are now being accepted with a deadline for submissions of Friday, Feb. 15. Nominees can be part-or full-time students employed on or off campus. Awards will be given to the top five nominees, and the first-place winner will compete in the National Student Employee of the Year competition.

Submit your nomination using the convenient online form.

All nominees and nominators will be invited to a special reception on Wednesday, April 10, where the winners will be announced. The awards ceremony will take place during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 7-13, during which all UNC student employees should be treated to a week full of recognition and appreciation events.

For additional information, please contact Student Employment at 351-2628, or email Aimee Rogers or Cynthia Harling.

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