FAQ: Can the University Install a Stamp Machine for After Hours?

Posted: April 2, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This frequently asked questions column appears in the Daily Gazette every Tuesday. All questions originate from the green comment boxes located throughout the university, or are items brought to the attention of the Quality of Work Life Committee. Answers are supplied by the appropriate academic unit, department, or office. One question is answered per week.

Q: Why isn’t there a stamp dispensing machine downstairs in the mailroom so people can get stamps after hours?

A: Along with stamps being available in the Bookstore (Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), a Mail Services window will be opening in the Johnson Center with extended hours.

When looking at the big picture, many people do not realize there is a cost to installing and having a stamp machine. Vending machines have been vandalized in the past so we need to be careful about what machines are really needed and where they are placed. The Post Office also requires a certain level of usage from the machine.

With stamps available for purchase in the SUB II Mail Room, the Bookstore, and the Mail Services window opening soon, this should adequately serve the needs of the Mason community. — Ken Bumgarner, associate vice president for University Services, x32828.

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