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Release Schedule for Address Management / Operations File Updates
<<< 75 days (average) >>>
Extract Date
Publish Date
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Grace Period
Last Permissible
Use Date
Notes
 
Rel 1   City/State 11/12/11 12/15/11 11/12/11 01/28/12 03/31/12  
Labeling Lists 11/12/11   11/12/11 01/28/12    
Mail Direction File 11/12/11   11/12/11 01/28/12    
National Zone Charts Matrix 11/12/11   11/12/11 01/28/12    
             
Rel 2   City/State 01/14/12 02/15/12 01/14/12 03/31/12 05/31/12  
Labeling Lists 01/14/12   01/14/12 03/31/12    
Mail Direction File 01/14/12   01/14/12 03/31/12    
National Zone Charts Matrix 01/14/12 02/15/12 01/14/12 03/31/12    
             
Rel 3   City/State 03/10/12 04/15/12 03/10/12 06/02/12 07/31/12  
Labeling Lists 03/15/12   03/15/12 05/29/12    
Mail Direction File 03/15/12   03/15/12 05/29/12    
National Zone Charts Matrix 03/15/12   03/15/12 05/29/12    
             
Rel 4   City/State 05/12/12 06/15/12 05/12/12 08/04/12 09/30/12 ZIP Realignment  
Labeling Lists 05/15/12   05/15/12 07/29/12    
Mail Direction File 05/15/12   05/15/12 07/29/12    
National Zone Charts Matrix 05/15/12   05/15/12 07/29/12    
             
Rel 5   City/State 07/14/12 08/15/12 07/14/12 09/29/12 11/30/12  
Labeling Lists 06/15/12   06/15/12 08/29/12    
Mail Direction File 06/15/12   06/15/12 08/29/12    
National Zone Charts Matrix 06/15/12   06/15/12 08/29/12    
             
Rel 6   City/State 09/08/12 10/15/12 09/08/12 12/01/12 01/31/13  
Labeling Lists 08/15/12   08/15/12 10/29/12    
Mail Direction File 08/15/12   08/15/12 10/29/12   Holiday Schedule  
National Zone Charts Matrix 08/15/12   08/15/12 10/29/12    
             
Rel 7   City/State 11/10/12 12/15/12 11/10/12 02/01/13 03/31/13  
Labeling Lists 10/15/12   10/15/12 12/29/12    
Mail Direction File 10/15/12   10/15/12 12/29/12    
National Zone Charts Matrix 10/15/12   10/15/12 12/29/12    
             

Methods for supplying the Labeling Lists, National Zone Charts Matrix and Mail Direction File products:
> The Labeling Lists data product contains a complete set of data files for each list found online via Postal Explorer at http://pe.usps.com. This data product contains text files available via CD-ROM or EPF, Electronic Product Fulfillment. Order information can be found online via RIBBS at https://ribbs.usps.gov/index.cfm?page=labelinglists.
> The National Zone Charts Matrix data product is distributed via CD-ROM or EPF, Electronic Product Fulfillment. An additional text file will be provided to indicate whether or not the matrix has changed. Order information can be found online via RIBBS at https://ribbs.usps.gov/index.cfm?page=zonecharts.
> The Mail Direction File is available through the Drop Ship File Download on the FAST website.
Emergency change notification will be delivered via RIBBS, FAST and/or DMM® Advisory.