Shift in Full-Service Electronic Verification Assessment Period

10/20/2014

2014/10/20 The USPS announced through a PostalOne! Helpdesk Update that  “Based on feedback from the mailing industry the Postal Service is delaying the deployment of Full-Service electronic documentation (eDoc) postage assessments until April 2015 to allow for the issues to be resolved and allow time for mailers to review the data.”

The communication also noted an issue encountered with the Address Correction Service (ACS) data and provided an update on the stat4e of the Mailer Scorecard Report.

Below is the full communication

 

Important Updates on

Address Correction Service, Mailer Scorecard Reports &

Full-Service Electronic Verification Assessment Period

 

Address Correction Service (ACS)

An issue was encountered with Full-Service Address Correction Service (ACS) that decreased the number of records provided to mailers. A fix was implemented and data is currently being provisioned as expected.  Data not previously supplied will be provided by October 31, 2014.

 

Mailer Scorecard Reports

Recent messaging from the Postal Service advised customers not to use the Mailer Scorecard until further notice. Since then, the Postal Service has been working with the mailing industry to validate the accuracy of the Full-Service Electronic Verification reports (Mailer Scorecard) to help identify system issues when they occur and to validate when those issues are corrected.  We are continuing to work aggressively to address issues with the reports that are impacting a small percentage of mailings and specific mailing scenarios. The mailing industry is encouraged to start using the reports again beginning November 16, 2014. 

The attached document contains a listing of specific issues impacting the Mailer Scorecard reports, the scenarios in which they occur and the scheduled dates they will be fixed. A Read Me tab describing each column of the report is included in the first tab. This list is also posted to the RIBBS website at Ribbs.usps.gov.

 

Full-Service Electronic Verification – Assessment Period

Based on feedback from the mailing industry the Postal Service is delaying the deployment of Full-Service electronic documentation (eDoc) postage assessments until April 2015 to allow for the issues to be resolved and allow time for mailers to review the data.

 

PostalOne! ®Help Desk
United States Postal Service
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