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FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES REGARDING MOVE UPDATE. The US Postal Service has published two notices related to the Move Update process.
Clarification of the Move Update Standard: This Federal Register Notice intends to clarify Move Update requirements in relation to discount mail preparation prices for all commercial mailers, including those authorized as 99 Percent Accurate and Legal Restraint customers. To review the document published July 1, 2016 follow the link: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/07/01/2016-15648/clarification-of-the-move-update-standard
Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Process: This updated proposed rule provides information regarding the approach to measuring Move Update compliance utilizing information derived from the Intelligent Mail Barcode during processing on Mail Processing Equipment. This document also includes responses to the mailer comments which were obtained from the original proposal. To allow mailers to comment on the proposal, there is another 30 day comment period available through normal FRN processes. The document is available for review at this link: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/07/06/2016-15649/address-quality-census-measurement-and-assessment-process
USPS PROVIDES UPDATE TO PUBLICATION FOR STREAMLINED MAIL ACCEPTANCE FOR LETTER AND FLATS. The Postal Service released a draft of the Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats in November of 2015. We received valuable feedback from the Industry that included separating the Publication content into distinct categories:
The Mailing Industry is encouraged to review and provide feedback on the updated Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats, Reporting Guide, and DMM Language no later than July 31, 2016. Feedback should be sent to email@example.com.
The documents are posted on the PostalPro home page by scrolling down to Featured News: http://beta.postalpro.usps.com
The documents have also been posted on RIBBs under Intelligent Mail Service: https://ribbs.usps.gov/index.cfm?page=intelligentmailservices
USPS PROVIDES CLARIFICATION OF THE MOVE UPDATE STANDARD: FRN: The U.S. Postal Service (USPS®) receives recurring inquiries from the mailing industry relative to the standards for Move Update services. This notice is intended to clarify Move Update requirements in relation to discount mail preparation prices for all commercial mailers, including those authorized as 99 Percent Accurate and Legal Restraint customers. Effective date: July 1, 2016.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The latest PostCom postal podcast on some of the issues that will be a part of the Postal Regulatory Commission review of the PAEA rates process has been posted on the PostCom web site.
Five Things You Need to Know
1.) PostCom submits letter to USPS General Counsel on potential 404a violations.
2.) House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passes two postal bills.
3.) PostCom's President-Elect Lowrance on House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform panel.
4.) PRC approves USPS 2017 promotions.
5.) USPS and APWU have 40-month agreement.
July 22: BOARD MEMBER ONLY Webinar with USPS' Sharon Owens
July 28: BOARD MEMBER ONLY Call with USPS' Gary Reblin
August 5: Comments due to USPS on the Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Process.
August 15 [NEW DATE]: Comments due to the USPS on the updated Publications for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats, Reporting Guide and DMM Language. Feedback should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 17: PostCom Executive Committee Meeting
October 18: PostCom PostOps/Study Day: Registration now open!
October 19: PostCom Board Meeting
ICYMI: All past USPS presentation are available on RIBBS.