12/07/2017 - The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) just issued their long-awaited proposal to change how much the Postal Service can raise postage rates of market dominant products.
Postal Regulatory Rate System Review Underway
03/25/2017 - The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) submitted comments before the March 20 deadline to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for their ongoing “10 Year Rate System Review,” required by Congress in the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). The Commission is reviewing the effects of the current rate system, capped by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), to see how it impacts the Postal Service's ability to meet the objectives stated in the PAEA. The PRC requested comments from stakeholders, including the public, about the Postal Service’s rate setting system.
Make it a Matter of Record
12/23/2013 - Businesses, customers and APWU members who have complaints about delayed mail should be sure to let the Postal Regulatory Commission know, says Debby Szeredy, the union’s executive vice president.
12/03/2013 - In a ruling responding to a complaint filed by the APWU, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued an order on Nov. 27 giving the APWU two weeks to submit additional evidence that the Postal Service is regularly violating its own mandatory service standards.
09/05/2013 - The APWU filed a complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on Sept. 5 charging that the USPS is failing to comply with its own service standards and is depriving individuals, small businesses and organizations of the service they are entitled to by law.
10/02/2012 - In an advisory opinion on the Postal Service’s “Network Rationalization” plan issued Sept. 28, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) urged the Postal Service to preserve overnight mail delivery and concluded that ”there is a point in the Postal Service’s cost curve beyond which the additional savings captured are too small to justify the additional reduction of service that would result.”
09/12/2012 - The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has dismissed a complaint filed by the APWU alleging that the USPS violated federal law when it began implementing a plan to eliminate half of the nation’s mail processing plants before the PRC issued an Advisory Opinion on the plan.
06/29/2012 - The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has denied the APWU's request [PDF] for an emergency order to stop the Postal Service from implementing its latest plan to consolidate the mail processing network and reduce service standards until after the commission rules on the union’s underlying June 12 complaint.
06/15/2012 - The Postal Regulatory Commission will issue an expedited decision on a complaint filed by the APWU that seeks to stop the USPS from implementing its network consolidation plan on July 1, the panel has announced. The union filed a complaint on June 12 asserting that the USPS cannot implement the changes without first obtaining an advisory opinion from the commission
06/13/2012 - The APWU filed a complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission on June 12 seeking to stop the Postal Service from implementing Phase 1 of its consolidation plan, which calls for the USPS to consolidate 48 mail processing plants this summer and to lower service standards effective July 1.