USPS Proceeds with Request for Postal Rate Change

USPS has announced price changes for letters, postcards and flats in alignment with Delivering for America, its 10-year plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence. If favorably reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission, the changes would take effect Aug. 29. Here are the current and planned prices: • Letters (1 ounce): 55 cents (current),…

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USPS announces price changes for 2021

October 9, 2020 The Postal Service has announced price changes for next year. If reviewed favorably by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the changes would take effect Jan. 24, 2021. Here’s a list of current and proposed prices: First-Class Mail letters (additional ounces): 15 cents (current), 20 cents (proposed) First-Class Mail letters (metered 1 ounce):…

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Postal Service breaks its silence on criticism of Amazon shipping agreement

By Bill McAllister – January 2018 When Marvin T. Runyon was United States postmaster general, he banned his public relations spokesman from saying “no comment” to queries from the news media. That tradition died when Runyon, whose wife was a public relations executive, left office in 1998. It was nowhere more apparent than on Dec….

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USPS FY2017 Annual Report to Congress

FY2017 Comprehensive Statement Overview of Postal Operations Mission According to Title 39 of the United States Code, “The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by an Act of Congress, and supported by…

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Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

  By Dennis Wyatt – January 2, 2018 The Twitter in Chief has a point. Big businesses seem to benefit from indirect subsidies from the United States Postal Service in the form of rates that do not cover basic costs given USPS lost $5.6 billion in 2016. President Trump last week tweeted the Postal Service…

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PRC Report Reveals Progress and Problems with Rate and Fee Compliance and Service Performance

PRC Press Release – March 28, 2017 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD), an assessment of the U.S. Postal Service rate and fee compliance and service performance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The Commission has identified several compliance issues and directs the Postal Service to address…

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