May 31, 2017

Move Update

The USPS is proposing to change the method for measuring compliance for meeting the Move Update requirement to a Census based approach.  Today the USPS measures compliance at an individual mailing level using a MERLIN machine. In the future, the USPS will use scans from Mail Processing Equipment to determine addresses for First-Class and USPS Marketing Mail, letters and flats, have been updated within 95 days of the mailing date, and compliance will be measured across a calendar month. This new process will result in several benefits including enhanced mailing visibility and improved mail quality metrics over all mailings within a calendar month, rather than sampling at an individual mailing level. Results of this census verification are displayed on the Electronic Verification tab of the Mailer Scorecard.

Testing of the data has been completed by an Industry task team and the reports have been declared ready for use.  While the date for implementation of this new method is pending, mailers should begin reviewing the results to ensure compliance with the Move Update standards are met.

Business Mailer Support will host weekly Move Update calls for mailers who have questions or want additional information.   The webinars will be held at 2:00 PM Eastern each Wednesday beginning June 7, 2017.

Webinar information is:

Move Update Webinars

Date/Time:  Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 2017; 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern

Log on:

Conference Code: 563 772 2130

Dial In: 1-855-860-7461

For further information regarding the Move Update Census Method please refer to Publication 6850 found on PostalPro at: or the Proposed Federal Register Notice found:


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