Postal Regulatory Commission Seeks Public Comment on Report to President and Congress

Postal Regulatory Commission

Postal Regulatory Commission

PRC Seeks Public Comment on Report to the President and Congress: PRC must make recommendations for any legislation or other measures necessary to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the postal laws of the United States

4/14/16 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) called for public input and comment as it prepares a statutorily mandated report to the President and the Congress on the operation of the Nation’s postal laws. The Commission established Docket No. PI2016-3 for this purpose.

Under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA), the Commission is required to at least every 5 years submit a report to the President and Congress concerning the operation of the amendments made by this Act, and recommendations for any legislation or other measures necessary to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the postal laws of the United States.

The Commission identified 13 areas of interest on which the public may focus its comments in addition to any other issues of interest related to the operation of the amendments of the PAEA.

  1. Postal Service Financial Situation
  2. Market Dominant Rate System
  3. Competitive Rate System
  4. Negotiated Service Agreements
  5. Post Office Closing/Consolidation Procedures
  6. Service Standards
  7. Nonpostal Services
  8. The Postal Service Fund and the Postal Service Competitive Products Fund
  9. Advisory Opinion Process
  10. Market Tests
  11. Universal Service Obligation and the Postal Monopoly
  12. Requirement of a Public Representative
  13. Requirement of Commission Inspector General

All interested parties must submit comments to the Commission under Docket No. PI2016-3 no later than June 14, 2016.