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Meeting Agenda - March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on March 15, 2012, American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006


Agenda item

Suggested by


1. Introductions


Robert Downes

2. Minutes of the August 2, 2012 Advisory Committee

State Department

Robert Downes

3. Update on preparations for the upcoming UPU council meetings

State Department

State Department

4. Discussion of comments from the private sector

State Department


a. Merry Law


Merry Law/USPS

b. Charlie Prescott


Charlie Prescott/State Department

c. Nancy Sparks


Nancy Sparks/Interagency

5. Future of Consultative Committee and U.S. involvement

State Department

Charlie Prescott/General

6. Customs update

Various commentators

Robert Downes on behalf of Phil Warker

7. “Addressing the World, An Address for Everyone”

Various commentators

Charlie Prescott/General Discussion

8. Global Envelope Association update

Charlie Prescott

Charlie Prescott

9. .post update

USPS/State Department


10. Role of PSAs over 4-year UPU Congress cycle and post-meeting transparency

State Department

Robert Downes

11. Any other business



Reference documents for meeting

2. Minutes of August 2 Advisory Committee meeting

3. Timeline of preparations for the CA and POC meetings

3a. Council of Administration (CA) organizational chart

3b. Postal Operations Council (POC) organizational chart

4a. Comments from Merry Law, WorldVu LLC

4b. Comments from Charlie Prescott, Global Address Data Association

4c. Comments from Nancy Sparks, FedEx

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