USPS announces price changes for 2020

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. 26. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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USPS: President Trump nominates a PRC Commissioner

President Trump has nominated Ashley Jay Elizabeth Poling to be a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Poling, a North Carolina resident, is nominated for the remainder of a six-year term expiring Nov. 22, 2024. Ms. Poling serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs and Senior Counsel for Senator Gary C. Peters, where she…

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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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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 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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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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