In an effort to reduce the cost of undeliverable mail, the US Postal Service has issued new standards requiring mailers to update their mailing lists every 95 days to account for recipients who have moved. A mailing entered on Nov. 23 for example, must bear addresses that were updated no earlier than Aug. 20. The new rules will take effect on Nov. 23. Nonprofits that fail to update the addresses that they mail to (within 95 days) and verify it with a Certificate of Move Update Compliance (PS Form 6014) could be charged first class rates for their mailing. For more information, five authorized methods to comply with the Move Update standards are posted online at http://www.usps.com/mailpro/2008/mayjune/page5.htm.
Nonprofits interested in more information on these changes, may want to consider attending a workshop sponsored by Burns Printing and Mailing on December 3, 2008 form 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information or to attend, please contact Phyllis Burns at 865-584-2265 or email@example.com.