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HOUSE COMMITTEE RELEASE DISCUSSION DRAFT. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform release discussion draft of a bipartisan postal reform bill. The full draft is available, as well as a summary. Interested parties have until June 29 to provide comments to the committee staff.

USPS FILES REQUESTED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN FY15 ACD. The Postal Service has filed its second response to the Postal Regulatory Commission in the FY2015 Annual Compliance Determination (ACD). The response provided requested additional information regarding several matters within ninety days. Items covered include 1) Inbound Letter Post, 2) IMTS-Outbound and IMTS-Inbound Products, 3) Inbound Parcel Post (at UPY rates) Products, 4) International Ancillary Services, 5) EPG Agreement, 6) Service Performance – FCM Single Piece Letters/Postcards. 

PRESIDENT OBAMA NOMINATES COMMISSIONER ACTON TO REMAIN ON PRC. White HousePresident Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: Mark Acton, Nominee for Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission. Mark Acton is a Commissioner on the Postal Regulatory Commission, a position he has held since 2006.  Mr. Acton served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Postal Rate Commission from 2002 to 2006 and as Staff Director for the Republican National Committee Counsel's Office from 1996 to 2002.  Mr. Acton received a B.A. from the University of Louisville and an M.B.A from the University of Maryland.

Hear ye! Hear ye! The latest PostCom postal podcast on some of the issues that will be a part of the Postal Regulatory Commission review of the PAEA rates process has been posted on the PostCom web site. 


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