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 […]


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 […]

USPS seeks rate hike for first class mail parcels effective August 2016

May 17, 2016 USPS has filed  a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to establish the 2017 Promotional Program in addition to adjusting certain prices in the First-Class Mail Parcels product. The proposed price adjustment does not constitute the Postal Service’s annual, general Market-Dominant price adjustment, which is typically filed in the fall of […]

PRC Acting Chairman Taub Outlines USPS Challenges in Testimony to House Committee

5/11/16 Washington, DC – Acting Chairman Robert G. Taub testified before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing on May 11, 2016, titled “Reforming the Postal Service: Finding a Viable Solution.” During his testimony, Taub outlined the Commission’s analysis of the various challenges that contribute to the Postal Service’s current financial […]

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, […]