Newsroom - Press Releases

  • 3/17/15

    Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission will host an off-the-record technical conference on March 18, 2015, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Commission offices at 901 New York Ave. NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20268. The conference is open to all persons interested in the Postal Service’s service performance measurement systems proposals. The Postal Service will outline the proposals contained within its plan, and be available to answer questions.

  • 3/10/15

    Washington, DC – Representatives of the Postal Regulatory Commission met with the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) and Foundation leadership at Commission offices on March 10, 2015. The EMA provided a briefing to Commission members on industry and future trends in the area of national and global paper-based communications. Pending (or anticipated) postal matters before the Commission were not discussed, nor did deliberations or decisional discussions take place during this session.



  • 3/6/15

    Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission returned proposed rate adjustments for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services classes to the Postal Service to allow for modifications that comply with applicable legal requirements. The rate increases are proposed to be implemented April 26, 2015.

  • 2/25/15

    Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today approved a proposal by the Postal Service to increase the postage rates for certain Competitive products and related classification changes.

  • 2/24/15

    Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 2365­­­­­­ on Price Adjustments for First-Class Mail finding the Postal Service pricing proposals to be consistent with the Consumer Price Index based price cap under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, 39 U.S.C. 3622(d)(1)(A). The new prices will take effect April 26, 2015.

  • 2/2/15

    Washington, DC Today the Postal Regulatory Commission unveiled its new website designed to provide an engaging user experience and improve accessibility and transparency of Commission documents and activities.

  • 1/5/15

    Washington, DC- Effective January 1, 2015, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) voted recently to designate Commissioner Tony Hammond as Vice Chairman of the PRC, succeeding Commissioner Mark Acton. PRC regulations provide that the Commissioners elect a member to serve as Vice Chairman for a term of one year.

  • 1/5/15

    Washington, DC- Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued its 2014 Annual Report to the President and Congress. It describes Commission activities of the last fiscal year and the extent to which regulations are achieving the objectives set forth by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006.

  • 12/11/14

    Washington, DC – Today Tony Hammond and Nanci E. Langley were sworn in as Commissioners at the Postal Regulatory Commission by Acting Chairman Robert G. Taub. They return to the Commission after having first been appointed in 2002 and 2008, respectively.

    “It is a great pleasure to welcome Commissioners Hammond and Langley back to the agency,” said Acting Chairman Taub. “Their invaluable knowledge of postal matters and devotion to the Commission’s work has been missed.”

  • 12/4/14

    Washington, DC – President Barack Obama today formally designated Commissioner Robert G. Taub as Acting Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission), effective immediately. He succeeds Ruth Y. Goldway who has served as Chairman since August 2009.

    Chairman Taub was sworn in as Commissioner in October 2011, following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the United States Senate. The Commission elected him Vice Chairman for calendar year 2013.