March 30, 2018
The USPS has implemented a new method for measuring compliance for meeting the Move Update requirement using a Census based approach. USPS uses scans from Mail Processing Equipment to confirm that addresses for First-Class and USPS Marketing Mail letters and flats are updated to include change-of-addresses (COA) within 95 days of the mailing date. Compliance is compiled across a calendar month with results shown on the Electronic Verification tab of the Mailer Scorecard. Assessments will begin in April on March data for any mailpieces exceeding the threshold.
Feedback on the new method was received from the industry for cases when the new address in a COA cannot be Delivery Point Validated (DPV). In this case, it was requested that mailers should not be required to update the old address to the new, non-DPV address and Move Update errors should not be logged for that COA. As a result of this feedback, USPS implemented changes in March to exclude these COAs from Move Update errors. USPS has identified omissions in the logging of Move Update errors on non-full-service ACS Requested pieces with a valid DPV, for the month of March which is resulting in decreased error percentages.
An update is being implemented on April 1, 2018 to address this omission going forward. March results will not be updated.
Article via United States Postal Service “Industry Alert”- PostalOne!