Federal Register: Data Enhancements and Reporting Requirements for Flats

A Proposed Rule by the Postal Regulatory Commission on 10/11/2017 AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Commission is initiating a proceeding to explore enhancements to the Postal Service’s data systems and to facilitate the development of consistent reporting requirements. This document informs the public of the filing, invites public…

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GAO Report: Key Considerations for Potential Changes to USPS’s Monopolies

GAO-17-543, Published: Jun 22, 2017 Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2017 What GAO Found The value of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) letter delivery and mailbox monopolies was $5.45 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to the most recent estimate prepared by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), the regulator of USPS. This figure suggests that USPS’s…

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USPS effectively subsidizes Amazon, undercharging them $1.46 a package on postage

A new report explains how the U.S. Postal Service has been practically subsidizing postage for large retailers like Amazon The Postal Service is barred by law from charging less than it costs to deliver a package But the report finds that they may be miscalculating the package side of their business  In April, a Citigroup analysis…

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Postal Regulatory Commission Unveils Modernized Website – New features target intuitive user engagement

February 2, 2015 – Press Release Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission unveiled its new website designed to provide an engaging user experience and improve accessibility and transparency of Commission documents and activities. Among the key features of the new site are three selections prominently displayed on the homepage: Active Cases, Daily Listings,…

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Amazon’s Deal With the USPS Could Hold the Key to the Mail Deliverer’s Future

The rise of email, the recession, and a massive mandate from Congress to pre-fund 75 years of retirement benefits in ten years — a burden not legally required of any other business or government agency — has led to difficult times for the United States Postal Service. The agency, which operates without taxpayer funding, has…

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(VIDEO) USPS AmazonFresh Deliveries

USPS AmazonFresh Deliveries (B-roll video) September 30, 2014 The Postal Service began a test in the San Francisco area this past August to see if delivering packages in the early morning hours was feasible. The Postal Service has since filed a request with the with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to conduct a two-year market…

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