The Selective Service System and the U.S. Postal Service Registration Program
PLEASE NOTE: Registration with Selective Service continues at any post office, station, and branch for men who are ages 18 through 25, U.S. citizens or not.
If the man does not yet have a social security number, he may still complete a Selective Service registration form and leave the space blank for his social security number.
REORDERING INFORMATION FOR POST OFFICES
To reorder use the USPS Intranet eBuy link or follow the instructions below:
Your post office must use the MDC Supply Center to obtain Selective Service registration materials. The SSS/USPS agreement does not allow Selective Service to send forms directly to your post office.
Order SSS registration forms from USPS by using the PSIN numbers below. Call USPS-MDC 1-800-273-1509.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Selective Service System (SSS) has an Interagency Agreement, whereby USPS agrees to facilitate Selective Service registrations at all classified post offices, stations, and branches. SSS reimburses USPS for its participation in this ongoing program at post offices.
REMINDER: The following materials should be available in the post office lobby.
|SSS Form 1M (UPO) Registration Form
||PSIN: 7530-04-000-5367 (#274)
|SSS Form 2, Change of Information Form
|SSS Display Box 45 (OUT OF STOCK)
|SSS Display Poster 46
IMPORTANT REORDERING INFORMATION
NOTE: Selective Service Registration Materials can only be ordered from the USPS-MDC Topeka, KS 66624-9702.
Use Touch Tone Order Entry (TTOE) 1-800-273-1509, follow prompt, use your access code (post office 10 digit telephone number), then follow instructions.
MDC Supply Requisitions
500 SW Gary Ormsby Drive
Topeka, KS 66624-9702
Post Office Registration Processing
When a young man reaches 18, he can go to any of the 35,000 post offices nationwide to register with Selective Service. There he completes a simple registration card and mails it to the Selective Service System. This begins a multi-step process which results in the man’s registration.
Each week approximately 6,000 completed registration cards are sent to the Selective Service System's Data Management System (DMC) near Chicago, Ill. At the DMC, these cards are grouped into manageable quantities. Each card is then microfilmed and stamped with a sequential document locator number. The processed microfilm is reviewed to account for all documents and to ensure that the film quality is within strict standards. After microfilming, the cards are keyed and then verified by a different data transcriber.
Magnetic tapes, containing all information keyed from the registration cards, are produced for processing by the computer center. The registration records go through a series of computer validation checks resulting in either registration or placement onto a computerized error file. If the computer accepts all the information, the registrant is issued an acknowledgment of registration. If an error is detected at any point in processing the information is reprocessed or a letter is sent to the registrant requesting clarification.
All processing follows a published schedule. The time required to process a registration, from the date the registration form is completed at the post office, to the date the acknowledgment of registration is generated, averages approximately four weeks. Regulations and mobilization readiness require that processing take no more than 90 days.
Updating this data base requires continual changes and maintenance to remain accurate and usable. Over one million changes, mostly to addresses, are processed each year.