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, […]

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 […]