Latest News and Highlights
PRC ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR 10-YEAR REVIEW OF SYSTEM OF REGULATING RATES AND CLASSES FOR MARKET DOMINANT PRODUCTS. PRC:
Washington, DC – At today’s quarterly public meeting of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission), the Commission outlined its plans for the upcoming review of the existing ratemaking system. The Commission is notifying the public now so that all interested parties may prepare to fully participate in the review that will start after December 20, 2016.
On December 20, 2006, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) was signed into law and created a modern system of regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products. The PAEA also mandated that the Commission review this system 10 years later to determine if it is achieving the objectives established by Congress. December 20, 2016 is the ten-year anniversary of the PAEA, and also will mark the beginning of the Commission’s required review of the system of regulation established by 39 U.S.C. § 3622.
Although additional specific information will be provided by the Commission in its December Order, the Commission offers the following preliminary information:
The Commission will provide updates to the public of the review process through its website, www.prc.gov.
POSTAL SERVICE POSTS IMPORTANT UPDATES TO RIBBS/POSTALPRO:
Five Things You Need to Know
1.) USPS seeks proposals for automated delivery unit sorter (ADUS).
2.) PRC authorizes extension of Customized Delivery market test.
3.) GAO reports on Designed Postal Operator and Universal service in selected countries.
4.) PRC publishes strategic plan outlining five-year vision.
5.) USPS publishes "The Household Diary Study, Mail Use and Attitudes in FY2015."
Every Wednesday and Friday, 2PM ET through Oct 2016: USPS Full Service Mail Quality Assessments and Mailer Scorecard Hotline Webinar. Dial-in: (855) 860-7461. Conference ID: 988 014 5406
October 4, 11am ET: USPS Shipping Information Systems - Webinar Series - IMpb Compliance Quality Metrics
October 17: PostCom Executive Committee Meeting
October 18: PostCom PostOps/Study Day: Registration now open!
October 19: PostCom Board Meeting
October 21: PRC Technical Conference on USPS' ACR "pinch points" for flats.
ICYMI: All past USPS presentation are available on RIBBS.