Full Service 2014 Releases

Full Service 2014 Release Schedule (PDF)

 
Release Schedule: 2014
Release Activities & Milestones January 2014
Price & Structural Changes
July 2014
Price & Structural Changes
October 2014
Non-structural Changes
USPS Announcement of Major Business Changes & Requirements
Publish Release Overview Jun 28 2013 Jan 3 2014 May 2 2014
IDEAlliance Technical Specifications
CR Filing Deadline Jun 7 2013 Nov 29 2013 N/A
CR Filing Deadline for Postage Statements Jun 14 2013 Dec 9 2013 N/A
Publish initial technical specifications Jul 12 2013 Dec 31 2013 N/A
CR Filing Deadline for updates based on Design (IT) Jul 19 2013 Jan 21 2014 N/A
Publish final technical specifications Aug 9 2013 Jan 27 2014 N/A
USPS Postage Statements Publication Schedule
Publish Preliminary Postage Statements minus actual prices Oct 4 2013 April 7 2014 N/A
Publish Final Price Embedded Postage Statements Dec 20 2013 Jun 27 2014 N/A
USPS Release Documents (Release Notes, Guides and Technical Specifications)
Publish Initial Version of Release Documents July 12 2013 Jan 17 2014 May 23 2014
IT Publish Error Codes and Descriptions to Business Aug 16 2013 Feb 21 2014  
Publish Second Version of Release Documents Aug 23 2013   Jun 20 2014
Publish Third Version of Release Documents Nov 22 2013 Jun 6 2014  
Publish Fourth Version of Release Documents (release notes only) Jan 8 2014 Jul 9 2014  
Publish Final (Post–Deployment) Release Documents Feb 14 2014 Aug 15 2014 Nov 21 2014
Acceptance Testing
Execute Acceptance Testing / Pre-Prod Environment Deployment Dec 2 2013 – Jan 3 2014 Jun 16 2014 – Jul 3 2014 Sep 22 2014 – Oct 17 2014
USPS Release Deployment
Deployment Jan 12 2014 Jul 13 2014 Oct 26 2014
TEM Software Deployment Jan 13 2014 Jul 14 2014 Oct 27 2014
Price Change Effective Jan 26 2014 Jul 27 2014 N/A
Schedule for Structural System Changes

The release schedule does not represent critical or high priority bug fixes, and patches that may occur on an as-needed basis.

Price & Structural Changes may include price changes, changes to postage statements, changes to Mail.dat and Mail.XML file specifications, and other changes that may require software vendors to update their software. These releases may also contain limited changes to functionality.

Non-Structural Changes may include new functionality and defect corrections. These releases will NOT include any changes to postage statements, changes to Mail.dat and Mail.XML file specifications, and other changes that would require software vendors to update their software.

The Postal Service intends to file with the PRC Market Dominant and Competitive prices in October 2013.