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Volume 12 Number 3, March 2009

General Interest

Reminder: ITS Help Desk Resources

The ITS Help Desk is the first point of contact for most computing-related issues at the University. Individuals can contact the ITS Help Desk and, if appropriate, get connected to their support provider.  You can contact the help desk at 432-9000 or 785-3200, or helpdesk@yale.edu.  The Help Desk also works closely with the Client Accounts (CA) team, which provides access to various University and YSM services and applications. CA processes requests to create, delete, or otherwise modify accounts for email, scheduling, back up, Oracle, and BMS 2000.

For more information on getting help at the University, see our website. Also, you can keep up-to-date with recent ITS developments at our blog.

Reminder: Who Can Sign for Your Paycheck?

When was the last time you looked at the list of people authorized to sign for your payroll? Are the people on your list still in your department? Names on your list are still authorized to sign for your payroll, even if they are no longer associated with Yale, so make sure to check on a regular basis who is authorized to sign.

If you need to make changes to your list, use the payroll authorization form. Fill in the form, print it out, have your business manager sign it, and then fax the completed form to 764-9312. A cover sheet is not needed. The changes will be made for the next payroll.

If you know changes need to be made to your list, don't wait! Fax your updated list today. If you’re unsure to who is on your list, email lynne.beauchemin@yale.edu for the list of current signers for your department.


Mail Tip: USPS Announces New Prices on May 11

On May 11, 2009, United States Postal Service prices will be adjusted for First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services, and Special Services. The average increase by class of mail is at or below the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

The price of a First-Class Mail stamp will increase from $0.42 to $0.44¢. The Forever Stamp (shown here) can be used— regardless of when purchased — to mail 1-ounce letters after the price change, without the need for additional postage.

To view and print the complete list of new prices, visit the US Postal Service web site here. Downloadable pricing files are available at the bottom of the page.

New prices for the most commonly used stamps appear below

  • $0.44 First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.)
  • $0.88 Large envelopes - first ounce
  • $1.22 Parcels - first ounce
  • $0.17 Additional counes
  • $0.28 Postcard
  • $0.31 Stamped Card
  • $0.54 Stamped Envelope