a) Missing Post Office points
We know there are many missing points (possibly as many as 200!), including some areas that don't have any points at all, as circled in the status map below. If you are editing in GA it may be worthwhile to work systematically by city, or zip code, using the USPS Locator tool.
b) Duplicate Post Office points
Make sure you zoom all the way in, and look for any duplicate post office points. If you do find a duplicate, make sure follow these guidelines when deciding which point to delete.
c) Points on the road rather than the correct building
Because this post office data was originally geocoded, the positional accuracy is variable, and points may be located on a road near the correct building. Make sure you are finding the correct building and moving the point onto the building, which is true for editing in all situations, but is a more common issue with post office points. You may find the recent article on aerial photo interpretation for post offices in the November 2017 newsletter helpful.
As always, make sure you use the USPS Locator tool as your primary source when editing post offices and review the structures table for what we do and don't collect. In addition, you may want to check out some of our past newsletter articles highlighting post office editing, including the January 2017 newsletter (pages 4-5), and the March 2017 newsletter (pages 2-4; 7). Don't forget, the Q&A page is a terrific resource as well. You can search for questions pertaining to a specific topic using the search bar at the top:
EDITING TIP: Don't forget that you can filter points in the editor to just show the structure type you are editing.