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  • 1/12/17

    Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) released its Annual Report to the President and Congress providing an account of the activities undertaken by the Commission during 2016. Under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA), the Commission is required to address in its report information concerning the operations of the Commission, including the extent to which regulations are achieving the rate setting objectives of the PAEA.

  • 12/20/16

    Washington, DC – Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) begins its review of the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products that was first established in 2006. The law requires that the Commission begin its review of the current rate system ten years after the date of enactment of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, to determine whether it’s achieving the objectives established by Congress.

  • 12/19/16

    Washington, DC –President Obama reappointed Robert G. Taub and Mark Acton as Commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) for new terms that expire October 14, 2022. Both Commissioners were confirmed by the United States Senate on December 10, 2016. The President also designated Taub as Chairman of the Commission; he has led the Commission as Acting Chairman since December 4, 2014. Following a unanimous vote of the Commissioners at its public meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Acton will be designated as Vice Chairman for calendar year 2017.

  • 11/14/16

    Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today made its recommendations to the President and Congress to address the volatile financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service. The Commission is required every five years under Section 701 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) to issue a report that evaluates how well the PAEA is operating and makes recommendations for legislation or other measures necessary to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Nation’s postal laws.

  • 10/12/16

    Washington, DC – In its 2015 Annual Compliance Determination(ACD), the Postal Regulatory Commission identified components of the Postal Service’s Flats mail flow that appear to represent pinch points that significantly impact Flats’ cost and service. As a result, the Commission asked that the Postal Service provide a complete response to the chapter 6 directive in the ACD.

    WHAT:           Technical Conference

  • 9/23/16

    Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission introduced a new Strategic Plan that will guide the Commission in its planning, activities, and initiatives over the next five years. The Plan outlines the agency’s vision to promote a robust universal mail system through objective, accurate, and timely regulatory analyses and decisions.

    The Strategic Plan was developed following a vigorous and inclusive process which incorporated input from all Commission employees.

  • 9/1/16

    Washington, DC – At today’s quarterly public meeting of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission), the Commission outlined its plans for the upcoming review of the existing ratemaking system. The Commission is notifying the public now so that all interested parties may prepare to fully participate in the review that will start after December 20, 2016. 

  • 8/11/16

    Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission will host an off-the-record technical conference on August 26, 2016, at 10:00 am in the hearing room at Commission offices, 901 New York Ave. NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20268, to discuss data represented in the Postal Service’s first two quarterly reports on its service performance measurement systems proposals for Market Dominant products. Representatives from the Postal Service will discuss the quarterly service performance reports and be available to answer questions relating to the data.

  • 5/11/16

    Washington, DC – Acting Chairman Robert G. Taub testified before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing on May 11, 2016, titled “Reforming the Postal Service: Finding a Viable Solution.” During his testimony, Taub outlined the Commission’s analysis of the various challenges that contribute to the Postal Service’s current financial condition. The Acting Chairman concluded his presentation by asking, “Where can we look for answers? I would argue that the starting point is to look at ourselves.

  • 5/4/16

    Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its analysis of the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) fiscal year (FY) 2015 Annual Performance Report and fiscal year 2016 Performance Plan. The Commission is statutorily required to review the Postal Service’s goals and make findings as to whether the Postal Service has met those goals and offer any recommendations regarding the protection or promotion of public policy objectives.

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