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Information for the Mailing Community

Monthly Meeting of the Commission


Upcoming Schedule


The next public monthly meeting of the Commission to be announced.  The public is invited to attend.   


Recordings of past Commission meetings are available here:

Archive of Monthly Commission Meetings


Schedule for Regular and Predictable Price Changes



On January 27, 2013, the Postal Service implemented a price increase on all market-dominant classes equal, on average, to the applicable price cap limitation.  The Postal Service expects that, in each subsequent year, price changes for all of the market-dominant classes will equal, on average, the price cap limitation applicable in that year.


Postal Service price increases for market-dominant products are subject to a statutory, CPI-based price cap.  The price cap for future increases will not be finalized until the Postal Service files a Notice of Rate Adjustment with the Commission.


Click here to view recent trend data showing 12-month average change in CPI-U for planning purposes and explanation of how CPI-U is calculated.





      Information for Postal Consumers

      The Postal Service is a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by their government. Through its oversight of the Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission promotes that goal and strives to ensure that every consumer receives appropriate and effective postal services. The following links provide quick and convenient access to basic consumer information and tools that may assist consumers in obtaining the best possible service from both the Commission and the Postal Service.