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Incomplete Addresses

When someone provides an incomplete address, please enter it in ACS as the address type “Incomplete”.  If you discover an address is incomplete, please change it to this address type.

Mailings should never include the incomplete address type.

It’s important that we abide by United States Postal Service standards in data entering addresses.  Please become familiar with the USPS Postal Addressing Standards.

US PS Standard Quick Links:

Complete Address

Street Suffix Abbreviations

 

Updating Contact Info

A large part of working in a a database is data integrity. In order to keep our data accurate and up to date, it’s essential we follow the same procedure and standards across the board. Continue reading “Updating Contact Info”

Returned Mail: Updating Addresses

From time to time, we receive mail that’s been returned back to us as undeliverable.  When this happens, the little mice jump on the wheel and spin some gears that turn some cogs and ACS is magically updated…Okay that’s not really true… here’s the real story: Continue reading “Returned Mail: Updating Addresses”

Address Changes

It’s important that we keep old addresses for people (whenever possible) for at least 2 years.  This helps our finance team immensely – therefore anytime an address needs to be changed in ACS – please make sure to note the old address: Continue reading “Address Changes”

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