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  • 6/2/21

    Washington, DC – Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its analysis of the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Annual Performance Report and FY 2021 Performance Plan. The Commission is statutorily required to review whether the Postal Service met its goals and may provide recommendations to the Postal Service related to the protection or promotion of public policy objectives. 39 U.S.C. § 3653(d).

  • 4/26/21

    Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) today released its Financial Analysis, an examination of the U.S. Postal Service’s (Postal Service) financial results and 10-K Statements for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Despite an increase in Competitive products revenue, the Commission’s overall analysis supports the conclusion that the Postal Service is on a highly unstable financial path.

  • 3/29/21

    Washington, DC – Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its 2020 Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) assessing the pricing and service performance of the Postal Service in fiscal year 2020 (39 U.S.C. Section 3653). The Commission is required to issue its ACD 90 days after the filing of the Postal Service’s Annual Compliance Report (ACR). Key issues identified in the ACD include:

  • 3/24/21

    The Postal Service announced a 10-year strategic plan on March 23, 2021. Prior to implementation, some parts of the plan require the Postal Service to request an advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission). The law requires the Postal Service to seek such an opinion for changes that generally affect service on a nationwide or substantially nationwide basis.

  • 1/26/21

    Washington, DC – Today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) released its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) Annual Report to the President and Congress. The report provides a summary of the primary activities undertaken by the Commission throughout the year.

  • 1/25/21

    Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has designated Commissioner Michael M. Kubayanda chairman of the Commission, succeeding Robert G. Taub.

  • 1/4/21

    Washington, DC – Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Robert G. Taub announced that Commissioner Ashley E. Poling has been unanimously elected as Vice Chairwoman of the Commission, succeeding Vice Chairman Michael Kubayanda. PRC regulations state that the Commission elect a member to serve as Vice Chairman for a term of one year.

  • 11/30/20

    Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued Order No. 5763 adopting rules to modify the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) required the Commission to review the existing Market Dominant rate and classification system 10 years after the enactment of the PAEA to determine if the system achieved the PAEA’s nine objectives, considering the 14 factors established by Congress.

  • 11/30/20

  • 9/3/20

    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.