The CASS Cycle M (2009-2010) has been extended through July 31, 2011. Consequently, PER/ZIP4 is now CASS Certified through July 31, 2011.
On October 29, 2009 the U.S. Postal Service’s National Customer Service Center’s CASS™ MASS™ Certification Department released the following statement:
Dear CASS™ MASS™ Customer:
The implementation date for CASS/MASS Cycle N is being deferred to August 1, 2011. CASS and MASS certifications obtained during Cycle M 2009-2010 will be valid through July 31, 2011. New certificates will not be sent; however, the Products Guide will reflect the new certification expiration date.
Please be advised that all rules governing hardware and software certifications, revisions, upgrades, patches and relocations for both CASS and MASS still apply. Testing for new and existing software and hardware that has not achieved Cycle M certification is available throughout the entire cycle.
Certification requirements for Cycle N and the end of Cycle M testing will be provided at a later date.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the CASS/MASS certification department at 800-642-2914 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James D. Wilson
Manager, Address Management