PRC Directs Postal Service to Address a Number of Outstanding Compliance Issues

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) assessing the pricing and service performance standards of the U.S. Postal Service (Postal Service) in fiscal year 2018. This ACD marks the 11th Compliance Determination issued since the enactment of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. The following…

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Senate Hearing on Postal Task Force – March 12, 2019

A Path to Sustainability: Recommendations from the President’s Task Force on the United States Postal Service Full Committee Hearing March 12, 2019 02:30 PM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses Panel I Gary Grippo Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Finance U.S. Department of the Treasury The Honorable Robert G. Taub Chairman Postal Regulatory Commission…

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Kubayanda Sworn In As PRC Commissioner

1/29/2019 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today announced that Michael M. Kubayanda has been sworn into office as a Commissioner. President Donald J. Trump nominated Michael Kubayanda to the Commission on June 6, 2018, and his nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019. His appointment fills the fifth seat…

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PRC Issues FY 2018 Annual Report to the President and Congress

PRC Press Release – 1/10/2019 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today released its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the main activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year. By law, the Commission is required to submit an annual report to the President…

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PRC Approves Largest-Ever Price Increase for Stamps

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and Competitive products respectively. Rate increases for Market Dominant products must meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements, the most prominent of which is that such increases be no greater than…

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PMG Brennan discusses mail, other topics in “Business Focus” video

USPS is continuing to promote Marketing Mail as an effective method for businesses to promote their products and services to consumers, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan reports in her latest “Business Focus” video. “We know direct mail works. It increases return on investment for the sender and has value for the receiver,” Brennan says. “Hard…

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PRC Chairman’s Statement on USA’s withdrawal from Universal Postal Union

Washington, DC – October 17, 2018. Earlier today, a statement was issued by the White House Press Secretary regarding President Trump’s receipt of a State Department report pursuant to an August 23rd Presidential Memorandum (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-38/). In light of this, Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Taub reiterates his previously issued statement of August 23rd. “The anticompetitive nature…

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USPS announces price changes for 2019

The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect next year. The USPS governors approved the proposed changes, which will be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) before they take effect Jan. 27. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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