Federal Judge Ridicules USPS Change-of-Address Regulations in His Ruling – Printing ImpressionsBy
Even procrastinators and the forgetful notify their electric company when they move. But this seems to be a surprise to those who craft and enforce postal regulations, as a federal judge pointed out last week.
One almost feels sorry for the USPS, almost. But at the end of the day somewhere there were two people who should have made the opposite decision. One was a lawyer who, if he/she did the job right, would have looked at the facts and listened to the company, and said to management,”The right thing to do is figure out how to avoid this conflict of databases. The customer is right: it needs to get its bills to the customers. We are right: we need to maintain a Movers List. BUT, one month is too big a window; one of us will necessarily be wrong because of the size of the window. Parce the mailing numbers for the ones more than a month old.” The other was a manager who said, “Right. This is a recurring double-bind problem. There are lots of mass invoice mailing utilities in this country. Best to tread them with a correction rather than a lawsuit or they’ll all start e-billing.”