USPS OIG Report: Management of Postal Zones

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of Postal Service “zone”-based postage rates. These rates apply to select mail products including Priority Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Parcel Select, First Class Package Service, and Periodicals. The total volume of competitive and market dominant mail that included zone pricing was 10.1 billion of the 142.4 billion…

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Are Workshare Discounts Beneficial to the Postal Service?

Project Title: Marketing Mail Workshare Discounts Cost Model Start Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Estimated Report Release Date: July 2018 The Postal Service offers a postage rate discount to mailers for presorting, pre-barcoding, handling, and transporting mail. These workshare discounts incentivize mailers to perform specific activities prior to dropping mail at postal facilities. These discounts…

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APWU: PRC Proposes Changes to Ratemaking System

Web News Article #: 117-2017 12/07/2017 – The PRC just issued their long-awaited proposal to change how much the Postal Service can raise postage rates of market dominant products. (Market dominant products include first class letters and cards, periodicals, and Standard/Market Mail; but do not include most package products which are “competitive” products.) The 2006…

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