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1 ® Address Quality Update MTAC Washington, DC August 11, 2010

2 2 Overview  Move Update Requirements Documentation  CASS/MASS Cycle N – Suite Link Review

3  Temporarily renamed “Guide to Move Update”  Will be redefined as Pub 363 after USPS document control completed  Guide to Move Update is posted to RIBBS for mailing industry review and comment  te.pdf te.pdf  Questions and comments submitted by mailing industry being evaluated for edits and clarifications within the document Publication Updating Lists is a Smart Move Move Update Requirements Documentation

4  New Quick Service Guide  Each Move Update method described in finer detail  Explanations & Clarifications  Flowchart on how to qualify for Move Update  Pr ing vs. Post-Mailing methods  Standard Mode Name Matching Logic  Document retention guidelines  Expected handling of MLNAs and BCNOs  Description of Return and Footnote Codes with comments  Directly Acquired Addresses & Alternative Address Formats Publication Enhancements Move Update Requirements Documentation

5 Move Update Policy Definition Move Update Policy  Federal Register notice in development to establish within the DMM the reference to Pub 363 as source of Move Update compliance requirements  Responds to mailing industry desire for single, comprehensive source of procedures for Move Update compliance requirements for all Move Update methods  Follows other examples of defining mail preparation requirements in USPS Publications referenced through DMM

6  Effective June 1 st, MLNA and BCNO months no longer graded as non-compliant with Move Update in MERLIN  Federal Register notice will be published advising MLNA / BCNO required to comply with Move Update  1 year grace period allowed from publication date of Federal Register to comply with requirement  After 1 year grace period MLNA / BCNO addresses between 95 days and 18 months will be graded as non- compliant – no exceptions considered regardless of Move Update method used  No reversal of previous postage assessments for mailings impacted due to MLNA / BCNO prior to June 1 st MLNA / BCNO Policy Modification Move Update Policy

7  Suite Link usage increases the potential for mail to be sorted into delivery point sequence  4.4% of candidate records submitted to Suite Link provided updated secondary number ●103 million records in FY08 ●160 million records in FY09 Opportunity Suite Link™

8  Suite Link is used whenever there is a secondary unit deficiency identified on an input business location address and Suite Link has data for the input address  For CASS Cycle N all CASS™/MASS™ certifications require the use of Suite Link to append suite numbers where match available  Effective August 1, 2011 usage required by mailers to assign a ZIP+4 Code to a business address where Suite Link indicates a match is available When is It Used? Suite Link™

9 Example of Match in Suite Link Input: UT Animal Research 910 Madison Ave Memphis TN Output:UT ANIMAL RESEARCH 910 MADISON AVE STE 823 MEMPHIS TN The input address matches to high-rise default record. DPV ® returns a “D” which indicates the secondary is missing. Software must query Suite Link. Rec Type FirmDPVPrim Range Street IndiciaUnitSecd Range CityZIP Code UniqueZIP+4 Range CRID HY910MADISONMEMPHIS38103N3403C029 HY910MADISONSTE823 – 826MEMPHIS38103N3435C029 Suite Link™

10 Example of No Match in Suite Link Input: C6 Merolla 24 Salt Pond Rd Wakefield RI Output:C6 MEROLLA 24 SALT POND RD WAKEFIELD RI The input address matches to high-rise default record. DPV ® returns a “D” which indicates that secondary is missing. Software must query Suite Link. If no match is found, return the original ZIP + 4 match. Rec Type FirmDPVPrim Range Street IndiciaUnitSecd Range CityZIP Code UniqueZIP+4 Range CRID HY24SALT POND RDWAKEFIELD02879N4314C001 HY24SALT POND RDLOWRC6WAKEFIELD02879N4304C001 Suite Link™

11 Example of Match in Suite Link with Extraneous Secondary Present Input: UT Animal Research 910 Madison Ave # 9 Memphis TN Output:UT ANIMAL RESEARCH 910 MADISON AVE STE 823 # 9 MEMPHIS TN The input address matches to high-rise default record. DPV returns footnote code “S” to indicate invalid secondary detected. Software must query Suite Link without the invalid secondary number. If match found insert secondary number. Do not throw away the extraneous info that was present on input. Rec Type FirmDPVPrim Range Street IndiciaUnitSecd Range CityZIP Code UniqueZIP+4 Range CRID HY910MADISONMEMPHIS38103N3403C029 HY910MADISONSTE823 – 826MEMPHIS38103N3435C029 Suite Link™

12 Example of mailpiece with text information placement MASS™ Suite Link™


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