Current Events


Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission has established Docket No. PI2016-2 to solicit public comment on the scope of its authority over Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate post offices. Title 39 of United States Code 404(d) sets forth the requirements for the Postal Service to follow when it closes or consolidates a post office and authorizes the Commission to review these closures and consolidations.

Initial written comments are due no later than February 5, 2016, and written reply comments are due no later than March 1, 2016. The Commission has appointed Lauren A. D’Agostino to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this docket.

Public Meetings Schedule

Today the Postal Regulatory Commission released the dates for its quarterly public meetings for calendar year 2016. The meetings allow the general public an opportunity to hear from Commission leadership about the activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year.

All portions of the public meetings that are open to the general public are held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on:

March 3, 2016
June 2, 2016
September 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Public meetings are held at Commission offices in the hearing room at:

Postal Regulatory Commission
901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20268-0001

Interested parties may also visit on the date and time of the hearings to listen in via webcast.