PRC Hosts Technical Conference to Consider UPS Petition on Proposed Changes to USPS Costing Models

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission will host a technical conference to consider a United Parcel Service (UPS) petition to change how the Postal Service determines incremental costs and how it accounts for peak-season costs in its periodic reports.

WHAT:       The Commission has scheduled a Video Technical Conference to assist in its review of the petition.

WHO:         UPS and the Postal Service will present material addressing current costing methodologies and potential improvements.  

WHEN:       September 29 at 11:00 a.m. Interested parties who wish to participate must file a notice of intent to participate no later than September 14, 2020, as provided in
 Order No. 5586 — Notice and Order Establishing Docket to Obtain Information Regarding Proposed Changes to Cost Methodologies and Scheduling Technical Conference.  

WHERE:     The Technical Conference will be broadcast via Webex. Additional information including a Webex link, a conference schedule, and procedures will be sent to those who sign up.
A recording of the Webex in its entirety will also be available on the Commission’s website, www.prc.gov.

All files related to this matter are located on the Commission’s website under Docket No. RM2020-9.


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