Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles, and Strategy


The Mission of the Postal Regulatory Commission is to:

Ensure Transparency and accountability

Vision Statement

To be an independent regulator respected for effectively engaging postal stakeholders to promote a robust universal mail system through objective, accurate, and timely regulatory analyses and decisions.

We will look to achieve our vision by:

  • Taking a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to work
  • Monitoring the environment and anticipating changes to enhance agility
  • Utilizing rigorous evaluative methods
  • Optimizing stakeholder engagement through an appropriate and clearly-defined   public involvement process
  • Developing staff expertise to ensure that the Commission is a center for excellence in postal regulatory matters
  • Ensuring that the Commission is an employer of choice
  • Ensuring efficient stewardship of resources

Guiding Principles

The Commission is committed to and operates by the principles of:

  • Openness
    - Public Participation
  • Integrity
    - Fairness and impartiality
    - Timely and rigorous analysis

  • Merit
    - Commitment to excellence
    - Collegiality and multi-disciplinary approaches

  • Adaptability
    - Proactive response to the rapidly changing postal environment

Key Strategic Goals

The Strategic Goals describe the primary focus areas that will enable the Commission to meet its five-year vision. Both internal and external priorities are described.

Strategic Goal 1 - Deliver accurate and objective analyses and decisions to ensure transparency and accountability of the Postal Service.
Strategic Goal 2 - Actively engage with Congress and stakeholders in support of a dynamic postal system.
Strategic Goal 3 - Provide an optimal internal infrastructure to support management of priorities, workload, and emerging requirements.
Strategic Goal 4 - Recruit, develop, and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce.