PRC to Hold Open Public Meeting May 18: Meeting to focus on a wide-range of Commission activities

5/15/17 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today announced the agenda for its May 18 Public Meeting. The meeting is open to the general public and will focus on activities undertaken by the Commission over the course of this fiscal year to date.The following agenda items, among others, will be discussed: Commission efforts regarding […]

PRC Report Shows USPS Financial Concerns Persist Despite Improvements in Liquidity

3/31/17 Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) released its Financial Analysis report, which analyzes the United States Postal Service’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 overall financial position. In FY 2016, the Postal Service generated an Operating Income of $610 million despite an increase in operating expenses and the expiration of the exigent surcharge […]

USPS: We are not “in good financial shape” as Op-ed To The Hill On PRC 10-Year Review claims

3/23/17 While the U.S. Postal Service welcomes constructive dialog surrounding the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) 10-year review of the pricing system for market-dominant products, we cannot let false and irresponsible claims made by several mailing industry leaders in a recent The Hill op-ed go unchallenged. Although we remain optimistic about our future with continued aggressive […]

NALC recommends PRC eliminating postage price cap on first class mail

3/23/17 NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way the U.S. Postal Service sets its prices for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public comment window closed on March 20. Chief among NALC’s recommendations […]

President Obama Reappoints Robert Taub and Mark Acton as PRC Commissioners Following Senate Confirmations

Taub, Acton (both Republicans) tapped as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of PRC Taub Designated Chairman; Acton Elected Vice Chairman Washington, DC – 12/19/16 – President Obama reappointed Robert G. Taub and Mark Acton as Commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) for new terms that expire October 14, 2022. Both Commissioners were confirmed by the United States […]

PRC Commissioners Taub and Acton Re-Nominated

Statement of Ranking Member Tom Carper: Nominations of the Honorable Robert G. Taub and the Honorable Mark D. Acton to be Commissioners, Postal Regulatory Commission Tuesday, November 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the hearing, “Nominations of the Honorable Robert G. Taub and the Honorable […]

PRC recommends the President and Congress address financial condition of USPS

11/14/2016 Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today made its recommendations to the President and Congress to address the volatile financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service. The Commission is required every five years under Section 701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) to issue a report that evaluates […]

PRC PUBLISHES STRATEGIC PLAN OUTLINING FIVE – YEAR VISION

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission introduced a new Strategic Plan that will guide the Commission in its planning, activities, and initiatives over the next five years. The Plan outlines the agency’s vision to promote a robust universal mail system through objective, accurate, and timely regulatory analyses and decisions. The Strategic Plan was developed following […]

President Obama re-nominates GOP creator of 2006 Postal Reform bill to PRC

President Obama  re-nominates former Aide of GOP Congressman To PRC Robert G. Taub, Nominee for Commissioner, and upon appointment designated Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission Robert G. Taub was Special Assistant to Secretary of the Army John McHugh from 2009 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Taub spent time serving  as Chief of Staff to then-Congressman […]

House Subcommittee to PRC: USPS forced to deliver international packages below cost

On June 16,2015, the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing entitled: “Fair Competition in International Shipping.’” During the course of this hearing, several Members and witnesses expressed concerns about the growing inequities of the current terminal dues system that governs the international exchange of letters and small packages that can unfairly disadvantage American firms […]