Postal Regulatory Commission wants answers

The Postal Regulatory Commission wants answers. Check out the first of its information requests for the annual compliance review. They’re all about bad on-time service performance and getting more details about management’s explanations and justifications. PRC to USPS: Please explain how the Postal Service took into account the COVID-19 pandemic and the expected increase in…

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PRC Identifies USPS Compliance Issues in Annual Report for FY 2017

WASHINGTON – April 5, 2018 – The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD), a mandated assessment of the U.S. Postal Service’s compliance with pricing and service performance requirements in fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017). While the Commission acknowledges some areas of improvement, it identifies several compliance issues related to workshare discounts,…

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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of In-Office Cost System Data

Objective Our objective was to assess the accuracy and reliability of In-Office Cost System (IOCS) telephone readings. The IOCS is the primary probability sampling system used by the U.S. Postal Service to attribute the labor costs of clerks, mail handlers, city carriers, and supervisors related to the handling of mail of all classes and rate…

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OIG Report: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks and Mail Handlers

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the U.S. Postal Service to file an Annual Compliance Report (ACR) with the Postal Regulatory Commission within 90 days of the end of each fiscal year. The report analyzes cost, revenue, rates, and quality of service for all products. Further, it reports whether revenue for…

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Happy New Year: The Postal Service submits its Annual Compliance Report for FY 2015

December 31, 2015 Earlier this week the Postal Service submitted its FY 2015 Annual Compliance Report (ACR) to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Over the next few weeks, the Commission will review the report, request more information, give stakeholders an opportunity to comment, and then, sometime in March, issue its own Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) report….

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Where have all the blue boxes gone?

Finding a good old-fashioned mailbox where you can drop off a letter is becoming almost as difficult as finding a pay phone. The iconic blue boxes are getting to be few and far between. Fifteen years ago, there were almost 400,000 collection boxes in the country. Now there are fewer than 160,000 of them, and…

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