Move Update – Green & Secure

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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.

On January 9, 2018, USPS filed a proposed Federal Register Notice (FRN) to introduce the new Green & Secure Program. The Green & Secure method allows the USPS to dispose of or securely destroy mailpieces that are undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA), minimizing the volume of return-to-sender mail.  Mailpieces bearing an ACS Change Service Requested STID (First-Class Mail and USPS Marketing Mail) or an ACS Change Service Requested STID with Secure Destruction will be excluded from Move Update error logging and assessments.

 

The final FRN was published today, April 4, 2018:

Link to FRN https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-04/pdf/2018-06743.pdf?utm_campaign=subscription%20mailing%20list&utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email

For more information on the Move Update Census Method and the Green & Secure Program the following Fact Sheets are available on PostalPro:

https://postalpro.usps.com/greenandsecure

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April 5th, 2018 at 9:34 am

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PRC Directs USPS to Address Compliance Issues in FY 2017 Annual Compliance Determination – Postal Employee Network

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April 2nd, 2018 at 1:42 pm

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Dead Tree Edition: Game Over: Postage Rate Hikes Would Shut Down ESPN Magazine

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The PRC needs to rethink their strategy before it is too late.  It’s a bad course of action to raise rates.

Source: Dead Tree Edition: Game Over: Postage Rate Hikes Would Shut Down ESPN Magazine

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March 12th, 2018 at 8:47 am

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Dead Tree Edition: Meredith Warns PRC of Massive Magazine Cutbacks

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March 2nd, 2018 at 9:48 am

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Boondoggle: The FSS Goes from Bad to Worse

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Read the article at the link below:

Source: Dead Tree Edition: Boondoggle: The FSS Goes from Bad to Worse

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February 19th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

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Postage Savings for Flats and Periodicals

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February 13th, 2018 at 9:38 am

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Applying for a Passport is Now Just a Few Clicks Away

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WASHINGTON, DC – Are you planning international travel this year? Are you applying for a passport for the first time? If so, the U.S. Postal Service has made applying for your passport easier with the launch of the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ tool (RCAS) today on http://www.usps.com/scheduler.

Source: Applying for a Passport is Now Just a Few Clicks Away

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January 30th, 2018 at 10:29 am

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Postal Service Details 2018 Price Changes In Video – Postal Employee Network

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January 23rd, 2018 at 11:44 am

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Postal Price Changes Take Effect Jan. 21, 2018 – Postal Employee Network

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The changes will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, while most Shipping Services product prices will increase an average of 3.9 percent.

The First-Class Mail single-piece Forever stamp price will increase 1 cent to 50 cents.

Source: Postal Price Changes Take Effect Jan. 21, 2018 – Postal Employee Network

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January 19th, 2018 at 2:27 pm

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No mail service today.

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January 15th, 2018 at 9:36 am

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