PRC Examines USPS 2015 Performance Goals and 2016 Performance Plan

Report offers recommendations for meeting goals in the future Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its analysis of the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) fiscal year (FY) 2015 Annual Performance Report and fiscal year 2016 Performance Plan. The Commission is statutorily required to review the Postal Service’s goals and make […]

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

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 […]

APWU: PRC Ruling Undermines Postal Service – 2-Cent Postage Cut is ‘Bad News’

04/14/2016 – A ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that required the Postal Service to lower postage rates from 49 to 47 cents will “disrupt service and undermine a great national treasure,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The decision is bad news for customers, workers and the Postal Service,” he said. The price reduction, […]

USPS Failed to Meet Service Targets in 2015, PRC Report Says

03/31/2016 – According to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) Annual Compliance Determination Report (ACD), the Postal Service failed to meet the majority of service performance targets in fiscal year 2015. Service performance remains “substantially below their targets,” the March 28 report found. The Postal Service lowered service standards in January 2015 – but failed to […]

USPS says FY2015 turnover rate for non-career postal employees was nearly 40%

2/19/2016 According to documents submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC): The Postal Service stated its FY 2015 performance target for average annual turnover rate of non-career employees was 20 per cent, and its FY 2015 performance target for average annual turnover rate of external hires was 4.5 per cent. However, the average annual turnover […]

PRC Issues Annual Report to the President and Congress

1/12/16  Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report to the President and Congress that highlights its various activities performed throughout the year. By law, the Commission is required to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress concerning the operations of the Commission, including the extent to which regulations […]

PRC Seeks Public Comment On Its Role In Post Office Closings

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission has established Docket No. PI2016-2 to solicit public comment on the scope of its authority over Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate post offices. Title 39 of United States Code 404(d) sets forth the requirements for the Postal Service to follow when it closes or consolidates a […]

GAO: USPS, PRC Needs to Make Mail Delivery Performance Information More Complete, Useful, and Transparent

PRC says USPS OIG is mandated under PAEA – – not the Commission to audit data collection systems U.S. Postal Service (USPS) measurement of on-time delivery performance has expanded greatly over the past 9 years, but remains incomplete because only 55 percent of market-dominant mail (primarily First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services) is […]