Our mission is to serve and support the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the Fort Bragg community with the highest level of customer service in support of Official Mail and routine correspondence distribution. The Official Mail and Distribution Center (OMDC) personnel train and test unit mail clerks and postal officers on their duties and responsibilities. The OMDC's mailroom inspector conducts announced and unannounced inspections of unit mail rooms on a quarterly basis. Additionally, OMDC personnel are available for courtesy mailroom inspections in an effort to provide assistance and enhance postal operations.
ABOUT CONSOLIDATED MAIL
Consolidated Mail is official mail originating at Fort Bragg addressed to any listed installation will be sent "Consolidated." Instead of placing postage on each piece of mail, items are placed into one package and postage is affixed for the total weight. This is a cost saving method. Consolidated mailings are sent every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with the exception of federal holidays.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What regulations, policies, and procedures govern official mail?
Answer: DoD 4525.8-M, DoD Official Mail Manual AR 25-51, Official Mail and Distribution Management
Question: What is Official Mail?
Answer: Official mail is all mail that pertains exclusively to the business of the United States Government.
Question: What special services are offered?
Answer: Special services include the following:
Outgoing non-accountable mail: All mail received before 1000 will be mailed the same day; all mail received after 1000 will be mailed the next day.
Outgoing accountable mail: All received before 1000 will be mailed the same day; all certified mail received after 1000 will be mailed the next day. Registered mail received before 1000 Mon - Wed & Fri will be mailed the same day; On Thursday, Registered mail received before 0900 will be mailed the same day. All accountable mail received after the posted times, will be mailed the next day.
Overnight Services: FedEx overnight services will be used only in cases involving loss of life, personal injury, destruction of property, and to prevent the possibility of a judicial ruling against the Army. Any overnight requests that require an exception to the regulation, must be approved by the Installation Adjutant General’s COR.
FedEx Ground: All ground received before 1130 will be mailed the same day. All ground received after 1130 will be mailed the next day.
Accountable mail and FedEx Ground are traceable.
Question: What is the policy on search and seizure?
Answer: Official matter may be searched or seized by the official mail manager before it is postmarked by a postage meter or is placed under the control of USPS or its representative, whichever occurs first.
Question: When should the new addresses and ZIP + 4 be used?
Answer: Effective immediately, all units/activities must use the new addresses with the assigned ZIP + 4 codes on all forwarding and return addresses. First, contact your unit Mail Clerk, Postal Officer if you have questions on your correct mailing address. Contact the OMDC at (910) 396-4300/5555 if you have additional questions.
Question: When is official mail training scheduled?
Answer: Official Mail Classes are scheduled every Thursday, Bldg. 4-2175, OMDC classroom, from 9a.m.-noon. The postal officer course is given the first and third Thursday of each month and the unit mail clerk course is given the second and fourth Thursday of each month. If you wish to attend a class, contact the OMDC at (910) 396-4300/5555.