How to fix error MSRFDC date is not available and Cobol file status 46 using MailStream Plus

Products Affected:  MailStream Plus™
Operating System: z/OS

Errors running a job after installing the MailStream Plus USPS Reference files on z/OS:

MSRFDC date is not available
Cobol file status 46
This error happened because the USPS Reference files were ftp’d up as Ascii and not as Binary and then installed.
Once the USPS Reference files were ftp'd up as Binary and installed, the MailStream Plus job ran fine. 
UPDATED:  August 29, 2017