PRC Releases FY 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress

Washington, DC – January 21, 2020 – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today released its Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the main activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year. Each year, the Commission is required to address in its report information concerning the…

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USPS OIG Report: Compensation, Benefit, and Bonus Authority in CY 2018

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the U.S. Postal Service complied with applicable maximum total compensation provisions of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA), related Postal Service policies and guidelines, and related U.S. Internal Revenue Service regulations in calendar year (CY) 2018. For CY 2018, the annual salary of each Postal…

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NALC: Bipartisan legislation introduced to repeal USPS pre-funding mandate

On April 28, Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Tom Reed (R-NY), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) which would repeal the mandate that USPS “pre-fund” decades’ worth of health benefits for its future retirees, enacted through the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006. As letter…

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Privatization: A real threat to the USPS employee

The United States Postal Service first began moving the mail on July 26, 1775. The Service was created a year before the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence in 1776 as the United States of America. The employees of the US Postal Service have been sorting and delivering the mail to the citizens of the United…

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APWU Looks to Address USPS Workforce Mix in Labor Talks

By Louis C. LaBrecque – June 22, 2018 A union that represents about 200,000 postal workers is looking in upcoming labor talks with the U.S. Postal Service to reduce the service’s reliance on non-career employees. That’s from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union. The union’s goals as it begins bargaining June 26…

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Senator Sanders Statement on Trump Review of Postal Service

BURLINGTON, Vt. April 13 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service’s finances: “President Trump is right that it would be useful to take a serious look at the United States Postal Service. He is dead wrong,…

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PRC Requests Retiree Health Benefit Fund (RHBF) Liability Examination

Request for Proposal (RFP) For Retiree Health Benefit Fund (RHBF) Liability Examination 1. Introduction and Purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) 1.1. Background on Retiree Health Benefit Fund (RHBF) The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC or Commission) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the federal government with regulatory oversight over the United…

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PRC Issues FY 2017 Annual Report to the President and Congress

Submitted and Accepted January 26, 2018 On behalf of the Postal Regulatory Commission, I am pleased to submit the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report to the President and Congress. This report summarizes the Commission’s key accomplishments and activities over the past year. It also provides information required under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act…

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