Newsroom - Press Releases

  • 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.

  • 8/29/14

    Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued final regulations that establish new procedures concerning requests from the Postal Service to conduct market tests of experimental products. The regulations balance the Commission's oversight authority over market tests with the Postal Service's need for flexibility to test new product ideas. The regulations also reflect the lessons learned from past market tests.

  • 8/25/14

    Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission has established Docket No.PI2014-1, to invite public comments on the meaning of “other public services or activities” by the Postal Service under 39 U.S.C.3651(b)(1)(C) for cost reporting in its Annual Report to the President and Congress.

  • 8/22/14

    Washington, DC – Representatives of the Postal Regulatory Commission and the United States Postal Service met on June 24th and again on August 20th to share information of interest concerning the operations of both organizations.

  • 7/7/14

    Washington, DC – In a report released today, the Postal Regulatory Commission evaluates the Fiscal Year 2013 performance goals and Fiscal Year 2014 performance plans of the United States Postal Service. The Commission had in previous years provided this analysis in its Annual Compliance Determination report. However, the Commission has determined that issuing its analysis in a separate report allows the Commission to provide a more in-depth review of the Postal Service’s goals and plans than in previous years.