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Postal Bulletin for 13 June 2013 – Labeling List changes

Today’s Postal Bulletin is here, and there are no DMM revisions.

There ARE, however, lots of Labeling List changes — 17 pages in this bulletin! In line with the current Labeling List transition schedule, these changes are effective July 1 and must be used by July 31, when the previous Labeling List data expires — no more 75-day window of transition time like there was until last year.

(The introductory paragraph seems to me a little misleading, saying what I believe is correct that these changes are effective July 1, but then later using the same
language as in previous years that “Mailers are encouraged to label according to these revised lists immediately…”; according to other published information, these lists should not be used to prepare mail that will be entered before July 1)

Just as a reminder, the schedule for when these updates are expected is available on the USPS’s RIBBS site here. According to that schedule, the next update would be in three months, but the USPS is planning to make monthly updates for a while, at least until they get their facility list reduced to a size they think better fits their current operational needs.

These facility changes will be reflected in the next directory file updates, which should be available by early July. Soon after that you’ll be receiving the software update that incorporates changes for the July 28 update, including postage statement updates among other changes. Check back here in two weeks for more information when the next Postal Bulletin comes out.

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