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USPS Request Move Update Price Change. The U.S. Postal Service on June 30, 2017, filed a request at the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for Move Update price and classification changes to take effect on January 21, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. The USPS proposes changing the Move Update postage assessment for non-compliance to $0.08, change the Move Update verification method, correct erroneous information subjecting USPS Marketing Mail parcels to the Move Update requirement, and extending Full-Service ACS to certain non-Full-Service mailpieces. The PRC on July 3, 2017, established Docket No. R2017-7 to consider the USPS’ request. Comments are due to the PRC by July 20, 2017.   PostCom Response.  USPS Rebuttal.

Idealliance Mail Survey Confirms Importance of Communication with USPS. Idealliance, the association for the Visual Communications and Media Industry, reports that results of its Second Annual Mail Industry Survey have underscored the importance participants throughout the mail supply chain place on effective communication with the U.S. Postal Service. 

USPS – Spendthrift Monopoly Opinion of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, MPA—The Association of Magazine Media, and PostCom—The Association for Postal Commerce. In the ongoing “Ten Year Review” of postal pricing, the Postal Regulatory Commission is considering whether to retain, loosen, or eliminate the CPI cap on price increases for market-dominant products. Our three associations have urged the Commission to keep the price cap unchanged. Remainder of the Article.


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Five Things You Need to Know

1. CBO assigns HR 756, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, favorable Score

2. USPS Files Request with the PRC for Move Update price and classification changes. 

3. Trump Administration Proposed Budget suggests USPS make cuts on Delivery and Retirement Benefits

4. NALC & USPS reach tentative Agreement on a National Labor Contract 

5. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) will replace Chaffetz as Oversight Chairman

Upcoming Events

July 18, 25, 2017, 1pm: Informed Delivery Webinar Series

August 22 - 24, 2017: Mailers Technical Advisory Committee. Washington, DC. 

October 24 - 25, 2017: PostCom Board of Directors Meetings.  Alexandria, VA

December 5 - 7, 2017: Mailers Technical Advisory CommitteeWashington, DC. 

Every Wednesday until August 30, 2017, 2pm EST, Move Update Industry Outreach Webinars.

ICYMI: All past USPS presentation are available on RIBBS.