Office of Accountability & Compliance (OAC)
The Office of Accountability & Compliance is responsible
for technical (as opposed to legal) analysis and the formulation of
policy recommendations for the Commission.
This office provides the analytic support to the Commission for reviewing
the record of rate and classification requests, post office closings
and other issues which come before the Commission. The functional areas
of expertise within this office are:
The economic analysis of the market for postal services including
the alternative sources for such services and the users of the service;
The analysis of the operational characteristics of the postal system
and its interface with various segments of the economy; and,
The analysis of the costs of operating the Postal Service and how
such costs are influenced by the operational characteristics.
These functional activities are combined in the evaluation of the revenue
requirements of the Postal Service under possible alternative operating
circumstances for the purpose of developing rate structures. They are
also used to evaluate the impact of various proposed changes to the Domestic
Mail Classification Schedule and the consequences of these changes upon
the mailers and upon the revenue requirements and rate structure of the
The office also collects, analyzes and periodically summarizes financial
and various other statistical information for use in its ongoing activities
and for the development of future methods, techniques and systems of
analysis and reporting.
[48 FR 13168, Mar. 30, 1983, as amended at 62 FR 45530, Aug. 28, 1997.
Redesignated at 64 FR 58337, Oct. 29, 1999]
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