President Trump Appoints Kubayanda to be a Commissioner of PRC

Michael Kubayanda of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for the remainder of a six-year term expiring November 22, 2020. Mr. Kubayanda serves as a board member and privacy officer for a digital health startup. Michael previously worked with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service, ending…

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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: First-quarter financial results reported

The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal 2018’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2017). Here are some highlights: Revenues. Total revenue was $19.2 billion, essentially unchanged from the same quarter a year earlier. First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail revenues decreased, due mostly to lower volumes. Revenue from the organization’s shipping and packages…

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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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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Charge Codes

Objective The U.S. Postal Service maintains city carrier labor cost data in its Time and Attendance Collection System (TACS). However, this TACS data does not generally associate labor costs with specific mail products and services. Therefore, the Postal Service relies on data from statistical sampling systems, such as the In-Office Cost System (IOCS) and the…

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NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

January 09, 2018 Over the holidays, the president mentioned the Postal Service in the following tweet: While it is clear that the intended target was Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (who is also owner of The Washington Post), what is less clear is the reason for the sudden interest in the pricing of packages. It’s probably…

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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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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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