Fort McCoy News Feb. 26, 2016

Shop fulfills Fort McCoy's document services needs

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Document Services shop, located in building 1654, is Fort McCoy's main location for completion of official government printing services.

In addition to black-and-white and color printing, binding services, or other needs, the shop offers many other products and services, said Shop Supervisor Jancee Doemel.

Graphic design and a multitude of print products and services, including brochures, booklets, manuals, certificates, fliers, programs, binders, folding, laminating, scanning, and cutting are offered, Doemel said. "You name it, and I will try and get it done."

Photo: Jancee Doemel with Defense Logistics Agency Document Services works in the shop in building 1654. The shop supports official document printing and copying needs at Fort McCoy. The shop is open Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jancee Doemel with Defense Logistics Agency Document Services works in the shop in building 1654. The shop supports official document printing and copying needs at Fort McCoy. The shop is open Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Doemel said she also can access other document services shops with other capabilities for services and products, such as self-inking stamps, metal photo, foil embossing, etc.

According to Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 5330.3, DLA Document Services serves as DOD's single manager for printing and duplicating. Doemel said even though it's required, customers should also know their printed products are in good hands.

"When utilizing the DLA Document Services shop, customers can rest assured their files are well taken care of and then disposed of properly if or when necessary," she said.

To place an order with the shop, customers can go online to www.dso.documentservices.dla.mil.

"It's always best to call, email, or stop in to the shop to discuss a print order," Doemel said. "Sometimes I can suggest a better, more cost-effective way of producing the order or ways to make it look more professional. Funding also needs to be approved prior to any orders being sent to production."

As the 2016 training season gets busier at Fort McCoy, the shop gets busier so she advises people to be ready before placing an order.

"Lack of securing funds is the No. 1 reason for an order to not be approved, and the second reason being a lack of sufficient time to complete the order by the required date needed," Doemel said.

Payment for print orders can be made by a government purchase card or through a Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR), DOD Form 448.

"If a unit is scheduled for training and they expect to need printing done, I suggest they set up an account with funding already approved," Doemel said. "A MIPR may be the best way to go as any unspent funds will be returned. Call ahead and get a price quote. Essentially, plan ahead as it takes time for funding to be approved.

The shop has limited room for stock, so if materials need to be ordered it will extend out the completion time, Doemel said. "It also is a great idea for units to have their printing done prior to their training or exercise. It can then be picked up locally, at the start of training, and eliminate having to ship or travel with bulky, heavy boxes."

Doemel is the shop's only employee; however, the shop offers many capabilities.

"I have a background in graphic design and marketing that enables me to give guidance to customers who are looking for an edge," Doemel said. "I think there is a misconception about the DLA Document Services shop that all we can do is print black-and-white manuals. That couldn't be further from the truth.

"If a customer has an idea, I will come up with a product to meet their expectations and requirements," Doemel said. "I have no problem looking for that certain color or specific binder that a customer wants. In the world of printing, there are a lot of options available, and I try to provide that to my customers."

For more information about the DLA Document Services shop, call 608-388-2711 or visit the shop in building 1654.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office and Defense Logistics Agency Document Services.)