A Request For Input From the Public
As the primary regulator of the U.S. Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission’s core responsibility is to ensure transparency and accountability of Postal Service operations that have a nationwide impact on service.
On August 23, 2012, the Commission issued its Advisory Opinion on the Postal Service’s Post Office Structure Plan (POStPlan), an initiative to match post office retail hours with workload, Docket N2012-2.
The Commission acknowledges that under POStPlan more than 13,000 post offices nationwide may experience a reduction in retail service and customer convenience related to decreases in weekday hours of operation.
The Commission based its Opinion of POStPlan on public policy and in support of the Postal Service’s option to alleviate the likelihood of having to completely shutter community post offices. To enhance the implementation of POStPlan, the Commission’s Advisory Opinion provided recommendations concerning accessibility, community input, revenue and staffing.
While I am pleased that the Postal Service has initiated a process for soliciting community involvement through surveys and town hall meetings, and is keeping the community abreast of its efforts to stabilize the Service’s financial outlook, I feel the Commission should keep abreast of consumers’ experiences with the implementation of POStPlan.
To submit comments to the Commission about POStPlan implementation, please contact our office of Public Affairs and Government Relations at:
We look forward to receiving your feedback.
Ruth Y. Goldway
Monthly Meeting of the Commission
The next public monthly meeting of the Commission will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commission's Hearing Room, 901 New York Ave., NW, Suite 200. The public is invited to attend.
Recordings of past Commission meetings are available here:
Archive of Monthly Commission Meetings
Schedule for Regular and Predictable Price Changes
On January 27, 2013, the Postal Service implemented a price increase on all market-dominant classes equal, on average, to the applicable price cap limitation. The Postal Service expects that, in each subsequent year, price changes for all of the market-dominant classes will equal, on average, the price cap limitation applicable in that year.
Postal Service price increases for market-dominant products are subject to a statutory, CPI-based price cap. The price cap for future increases will not be finalized until the Postal Service files a Notice of Rate Adjustment with the Commission.
Click here to view recent trend data showing 12-month average change in CPI-U for planning purposes and explanation of how CPI-U is calculated.
Francitas, TX Post Office 77961
Complaint of Brooklyn NY Local and Consumers Regarding Consolidation AMP for June 2013
Complaint of APWU Helena Local 649 and Consumers of USPS
Complaint of Tyler TX Local #1477 and Consumers of USPS
Complaint of Greater East Texas Area Local and Consumers of USPS
Complaint of Red Bank Area Local and Consumers of USPS
Complaint of Bakersfield Area Local and Consumers of USPS
Complaint of Mid-Hudson Area Local and Consumers of USPS
Complaint of Gamefly, Inc.
Competitive Product Prices Global Reseller Expedited Package Contracts 2 (MC2013-51) Negotiated Service Agreement
Competitive Product Prices Express Mail Contract 15 (MC2013-50) Negotiated Service Agreement
Competitive Product Prices Global Expedited Package Services 3 (MC2010-28) Negotiated Service Agreement
Competitive Product Prices Express Mail Contract 13 (MC2013-32) Negotiated Service Agreement
Competitive Product Prices Global Reseller Expedited Package Contracts Negotiated Service Agreements
Competitive Product Prices Express Mail Express Mail Contract 15
Modification of Mail Classification Schedule Regarding Philatelic Sales and Officially Licensed Retail Products
Section 407 Inquiry
Investigation of Suspended Post Offices
Notice of Market-Dominant Price Adjustment
Notice of Price Adjustment (Technology Credit Promotion)
Rate Adjustment Due to Extraordinary or Exceptional Circumstances
Amendments to Part 3002
Review of Commission's Price Cap Rules
Amendments to Rules of Practice and Procedure
Modern Rules of Procedure for the Issuance of Advisory Opinions in Nature of Service Proceedings
Mail Classification Schedule
Priorities for Future Data Collection and Analytical Work Relating to Periodic Reporting
Calculation of Unused Rate Adjustment Authority
Information for Postal Consumers
The Postal Service is a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by their government.
Through its oversight of the Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission promotes that goal
and strives to ensure that every consumer receives appropriate and effective postal services. The
following links provide quick and convenient access to basic consumer information and tools that
may assist consumers in obtaining the best possible service from both the Commission and the Postal