PRC Hosts Technical Conference to Consider UPS Petition on Proposed Changes to USPS Costing Models
NO SHORTAGE OF IDEAS TO FIX USPS FINANCES
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the Postal Service’s financial problems, and the urgency for Congress to fix them. The Government Accountability Office and the USPS inspector general both say the first step to reform is redefining the agency’s universal service obligation to deliver mail to every address six days a week. The Postal Regulatory Commission has also suggested as much. For more, Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman spoke with the commission’s Chairman, Robert Taub.
ENSURING UNIVERSAL POSTAL SERVICE IS DELIVERED TO AMERICA
The ongoing pandemic is exacerbating the Postal Service’s longstanding financial problems, but under current law, its universal service mission is largely undefined. As confirmed by a new GAO report, Congress must consider how best to reassess and determine the level of universal postal service the nation requires. Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Robert G. Taub explains in an Op-Ed in today’s Morning Consult that clarity of mission for our national treasure of the Postal Service should be job one. https://morningconsult.com/opinions/ensuring-universal-postal-service-is-delivered-to-america/
Commission Operating Status
To ensure the continuity of the Commission’s mission and safety of its workforce, the Commission has temporarily suspended on-site operation due to the impact of COVID-19. The Commission is fully operational and conducting all business as normal from remote workstations.
Postal Regulatory Commission/ PostCom Meeting Notice
Washington, DC – Representatives of the Postal Regulatory Commission and PostCom met on a WebEx on September 23, 2020, to share information of interest concerning the operations of both organizations.
This session was limited to the sharing of information for the purpose of familiarizing each entity with the operations of the other organization, such as reporting on the status of major initiatives. Pending (or anticipated) postal matters before the Commission were not discussed, nor did deliberations or decisional matters take place during this session.