APWU: PRC to issue Advisory Opinion on Slower Service Standards

APWU News Article – June 29, 2021 When postal management unveiled their 10-year Delivering for America plan, APWU vowed to oppose elements of the plan that would affect postal workers, slow down the mail or degrade the service postal workers proudly provide the public. In the past weeks, together with our allies in A Grand…

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USPS OIG Report: Contract Delivery Service Cost Attribution

Objective Contract Delivery Service (CDS) is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and an individual or firm for the delivery and collection of mail to and from homes and businesses. The Postal Service considers CDS to be one of its three primary delivery types, in addition to city carriers and rural carriers. CDS suppliers…

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USPS proposes changes to service standards for First-Class Package Service

June 17, 2021 USPS is taking additional steps to improve its service reliability by initiating the process of requesting a Postal Regulatory Commission advisory opinion on a proposal to modify service standards for First-Class Package Service. The new service standards, announced June 17, are designed to improve use of surface transportation, while decreasing reliance on…

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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 OIG Report: Negotiated Service Agreement

Objective Our objective was to determine mailer compliance with Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) provisions and evaluate the U.S. Postal Service’s oversight of NSA Contract [redacted]. We selected this NSA based on the mailer’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 volume and revenue. An NSA is a contractual agreement between the Postal Service and a specific mailer, whereby…

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PRC Releases Analysis of Postal Service Finances in FY 2020

Press Release – April 26, 2021 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today released its Financial Analysis, an examination of the U.S. Postal Service’s (Postal Service) financial results and 10-K Statements for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Despite an increase in Competitive products revenue, the Commission’s overall analysis supports the conclusion that the Postal…

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USPS: Delivery time changes, reclassification announced

The Postal Service has proposed changes for Priority Mail Express delivery times and the reclassification of Bound Printed Matter parcels. Currently, Priority Mail Express has three guaranteed delivery times within the 1-2 business-day service standards: 10:30 a.m. (in select locations, for an extra fee), noon or 3 p.m. The product will be simplified, and the…

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PRC asks USPS if it has plans to reduce hours at post offices

PRC asks USPS if it has plans to reduce hours at post offices (as shown in a the above ppt at HQ on 7/7/20). USPS replies it “is currently examining plans for review of its retail services and will communicate all plans to all stakeholders at the appropriate time.” Responses of USPS to Info Request…

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