USPS Move Update Reminder – Census Based Approach Nearing


Reminder, the USPS is changing the method for measuring compliance for meeting the Move Update requirement to a Census based approach.

This change was approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission in August. The Move Update filing is for a $0.08 per-piece assessment for noncompliance when the 0.5% threshold is exceeded.

The automated Assessment Process will begin on March 11, 2018 and will be based on February 2018 data.

Today the USPS measures compliance at an individual mailing level. The new method utilizes scans from Mail Processing Equipment to determine if addresses for First-Class and USPS Marketing Mail, letters and flats, have been updated within 95 days of the mailing date. Compliance will be measured for eDoc submitters across a calendar month.

The assessment process is outlined in the USPS Publication for Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats.