This last week the Postal Service published a regulation in the Federal Register that would require mailers and mail service providers handling carrier route mailings to update their mailing list on a more frequent basis. (Federal Register)
Click on headline to read more. Published September 25, 2020.
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the temporary price increases for commercial domestic parcel products that USPS proposed last month. Retail prices for parcel products are unaffected.
Click on headline to read more. Published September 11, 2020.
Attached is a statement (Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Statement) that the Postmaster General released today announcing that certain planned changes at the Postal Service will, be postponed until after the election. The statement also includes a public commitment to help “deliver the Nation’s election mail on time and within our well established service standards”.
Click on headline to read more. Published August 18, 2020.
Over the past few weeks I have had a number of people reaching out to me asking for my “best guesses” on what to expect with regard to next year’s postal rate adjustment and promotions.
Click on headline to read more. Published August 12, 2020.
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the EDDM retail promotion that gives EDDM retail mail pieces entered between August 1 and September 30, 2020 a 10% reduction off the current permanent rate of $.191 per piece. (This is still a rate higher than EDDM commercial that is drop shipped.)
Click on the headline to read more. Published July 6, 2020.
It has been a challenging few days. My office is in downtown Minneapolis where the recent police arrest and homicide of George Floyd has sparked days of civil unrest, lootings, and arson. One of the most compelling, and anguish inducing, pieces of news coverage was the arson that occurred at two Postal Stations resulting in their complete destruction. When consumers stand in tears talking about how they loved their local mail carrier, you realize that the Postal Service is a treasured part of America’s infrastructure. Something we often take for granted. Our office tower has been boarded for a few days, accessible only to tenants. We have been subject to city curfews. It has been a strange and frightening time.
There have been some important Postal Service updates that I wanted to share. Here they are:
Click on the headline to read more. Published June 2, 2020.
The USPS Board of Governors recently adopted a mission statement — the first in the Postal Service’s history — as part of the governors’ work to conduct long-range planning and set strategic policy for the organization. The mission statement describes the organization’s history, its duties and its status as an essential part of the federal government.
Click on the headline to read more. Published May 22, 2020.