PRC 10-Year Review: Comments Due March 1

02/22/2018

Comments are due no later than March 1, 2018. Reply comments are due no later than March 30, 2018.

The Postal Regulatory Commission’s proposal would maintain a price-cap system, but with authority above CPI:

  • 2% Over CPI: Proposes a 2% rate authority over the CPI cap for five years
  • 1% Performance-Based Authority: Proposes an additional 1% performance-based rate authority. The PRC divided the 1% point of performance-based rate authority between an operational efficiency-based standard (0.75 percentage points), and service quality-related criteria (0.25 percentage points).
  • 2% Non-Compensatory: For products that do not cover costs, the PRC proposes price increases that are 2% higher than other elements of the class. That 30 days could extend longer. If it did move forward, there is an anticipated 45 – 90 day implementation period. This is a very fluid situation. It could be as early as June or push into 2019. Most expect the proposal will change and we won’t see implementation in 2018. Associations have shared templates to use as a starting point. If you would like a copy, contact Paula Stoskopf.

Visit the PRC website to create an account for comment submission.

Associations have shared templates to use as a starting point. If you would like a copy, contact Paula Stoskopf.

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