USPS announces additional price changes for 2021

The Postal Service has announced additional 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 planned prices: Priority Mail small flat-rate box: $8.30 (current), $8.45 (planned) Priority Mail medium flat-rate box: $15.05 (current), $15.50 (planned) Priority…

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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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USPS: PRC approves temporary price increases

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the temporary price increases for commercial domestic parcel products that USPS proposed last month. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12 a.m….

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USPS requests commercial parcel rate increases

USPS has notified the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) it plans to temporarily increase prices for commercial domestic parcel products, starting Oct. 18. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected. The planned commercial price increases for Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Package Service (FCPS) and Commercial Parcel Select will take effect Oct. 18 at 12…

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APWU Retiree Chapter President’s editorial: Cry Wolf?

Everybody is familiar with the childhood fable of the village shepherd boy who continuously cried wolf as a joke to arouse all the villagers. When a wolf actually did appear and the boy cried Wolf, he was ignored as it being just another joke and his sheep were devastated by the wolf. The parallel here…

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PRC endorses USPS plan to end customized postage

By Bill McAllister, Washington Correspondent The Postal Regulatory Commission has unanimously endorsed the United States Postal Service’s plan to end production of customized postage stamps. The PRC’s decision came on June 16, a day after the USPS had ordered Stamps.com to end its 15 years of production of PhotoStamps, the name of the company’s customized…

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PRC Chairman Taub: Ensuring Universal Postal Service Is Delivered to America

The ongoing pandemic is exacerbating the Postal Service’s longstanding financial problems, but under current law, its universal service mission is largely undefined. As confirmed by a new GAO report, Congress must consider how best to reassess and determine the level of universal postal service the nation requires. Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Robert G. Taub explains…

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PRC Financial Analysis for FY 2019: USPS Financial Losses are Largest in a Decade

Press Release – May 7, 2020 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today released its Financial Analysis report of the Postal Service’s 2019 financial results. The report was developed using information from the Postal Service’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 10-K Statement and measured against its FY 2018 and FY 2019 Integrated Financial Plan, Cost…

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