Full Service 2013 Releases
Release Schedule for Labeling Lists and Zone Chart Updates
 
Publication
Date
Start Notification
Date
End Notification
Date
Start Mail
Verification Date
Label List
Expiration Date
Service
Standards Date
 
Rel 1   Labeling Lists 12/15/12 12/15/12 12/31/12 01/01/13 04/30/13 01/01/13
Zone Chart Matrix 12/15/12 12/15/12 12/31/12 01/01/13 04/30/13 01/01/13
               
Rel 2   Labeling Lists 03/15/13 03/15/13 03/31/13 04/01/13 07/31/13 04/01/13
Zone Chart Matrix 03/15/13 03/15/13 03/31/13 04/01/13 07/31/13 04/01/13
               
Rel 3   Labeling Lists 06/15/13 06/15/13 06/30/13 07/01/13 10/31/13 07/01/13
Zone Chart Matrix 06/15/13 06/15/13 06/30/13 07/01/13 10/31/13 07/01/13
               
Rel 4   Labeling Lists 09/15/13 09/15/13 09/30/13 10/01/13 01/31/14 10/01/13
Zone Chart Matrix 09/15/13 09/15/13 09/30/13 10/01/13 01/31/14 10/01/13
               
Rel 5   Labeling Lists 12/15/13 12/15/13 12/31/13 01/01/14 04/30/14 01/01/14
Zone Chart Matrix 12/15/13 12/15/13 12/31/13 01/01/14 04/30/14 01/01/14
               

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.



Release Schedule for Mail Direction File Updates
 
Extract Date
Publish Date
Start
Notification
Date
End
Notification
Date
Start Mail
Induction Date
End Mail
Induction Date
End of Old
Address on
8125 Date
Label List
Reference Date
Service
Standards Date
 
Rel 1   Mail Direction File 12/15/12 12/15/12 12/31/12 01/01/13 03/30/13 05/14/13 12/15/12 01/01/13
                   
Rel 2   Mail Direction File 02/13/13 02/13/13 02/28/13 03/01/13 04/30/13 06/14/13 12/15/12 01/01/13
                   
Rel 3   Mail Direction File 03/15/13 03/15/13 03/31/13 04/01/13 07/31/13 09/14/13 03/15/13 04/01/13
                   
Rel 4   Mail Direction File 06/15/13 06/15/13 06/30/13 07/01/13 10/31/13 12/15/13 06/15/13 07/01/13
                   
Rel 5   Mail Direction File 09/15/13 09/15/13 09/30/13 10/01/13 12/31/13 02/14/14 09/15/13 10/01/13
                   
Rel 6   Mail Direction File 11/15/13 11/15/13 11/30/13 12/01/13 01/31/14 03/17/14 09/15/13 10/01/13
                   
Rel 7   Mail Direction File 12/15/13 12/15/13 12/31/13 01/01/14 04/30/14 06/14/14 12/15/13 01/01/14
                   

Method for supplying the Mail Direction File v1, v2, and v3:
> 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.



Release Schedule for City State File Updates
 
Extract Date
Publish Date
Cycle Date Effective Date Required Use Date
Grace Period
End Date
Last
Permissible
Use Date
Notes
 
Rel 1   City/State 11/10/12 12/15/12 11/10/12 01/28/13 03/31/13  
               
Rel 2   City/State 01/12/13 02/15/13 01/12/13 03/31/13 05/31/13  
               
Rel 3   City/State 03/09/13 04/15/13 03/09/13 06/02/13 07/31/13  
               
Rel 4   City/State 05/11/13 06/15/13 05/11/13 08/04/13 09/30/13 ZIP Realignment  
               
Rel 5   City/State 07/13/13 08/15/13 07/13/13 09/29/13 11/30/13  
               
Rel 6   City/State 09/14/13 10/15/13 09/14/13 12/01/13 01/31/13  
               
Rel 7   City/State 11/09/13 12/15/13 11/09/13 02/01/14 03/31/14  
               

This product contains raw data and does not contain any software. It is available on CD-ROM from, AMS and contains approximately 100,000 records.