NALC: We will vigorously participate in PRC’s new rate-making proceeding

12/1/17 PRC completes its review of the postage rate-setting system The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today posted its findings of the so-called 10-year review of the postage rate-making system established by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA). That law indexed the prices of so-called “market dominant” products (e.g., letter mail, periodicals and […]

PMG statement on PRC 10-year rate review findings

Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan statement on PRC 10-year rate review findings “The Postal Service agrees with the conclusion of the Postal Regulatory Commission that the current CPI price cap does not work and needs to be changed, because it does not enable us to achieve our mission of providing prompt, reliable, and […]

PRC proposes changes to postal ratemaking system

PRC CONCLUDES RATE SYSTEM HAS NOT ACHIEVED NECESSARY OBJECTIVES and ISSUES PROPOSED RULEMAKING TO ADDRESS SHORTCOMINGS: Would Retain Price Cap System 12/1/17 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its findings related to the statutorily mandated review of the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products that was first […]

PRC to Make Announcement on the Future of the Postal Ratemaking System

November 30, 2017 – Postal Regulatory Commission BACKGROUND: The Postal Regulatory Commission was required to initiate a review of the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products to determine if the ratemaking system has achieved the objectives of 39 U.S.C. 3622(b), taking into account the factors enumerated in 39 U.S.C. 3622(c). On […]

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 […]