PRC Remands 2015 Proposed Price Adjustments back to USPS

PostalActionAlertRR Donnelley Postal Blog | The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) returned the 2015 proposed rate adjustments for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services classes back to the Postal Service to allow for modifications that comply with applicable legal requirements.

The PRC stated in its release:

A Commission review of the Postal Service’s proposal to adjust rates for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services found that:

    1. In Standard Mail, certain unequal commercial and nonprofit discounts, certain workshare discounts, and the Postal Service’s methodology for calculating certain billing determinants do not comply with applicable legal requirements.
    2. The Commission was unable to make statutorily required findings to determine price cap compliance due to incorrect adjusted billing determinants relating to the Postal Service’s new FSS prices for Periodicals bundles, sacks, and pallets.
    3. The Commission was unable to make statutorily required findings to determine price cap compliance for Package Services products due to incorrect adjusted billing determinants and incorrect price cap calculations.

A copy of the order can be found on the PRC website –http://www.prc.gov/docs/91/91674/Order%20No.%202378.pdf

RR Donnelley will continue to provide you with important postal updates as they become available.

Please reach out to your RR Donnelley Account Representative to help you discover how this price increase will affect your business – as well as learn how best to take advantage of USPS promotions and workshare programs that may help to mitigate your postage increase in 2015.

Source: http://rrd1.typepad.com/postal/2015/03/prc-remands-2015-proposed-price-adjustments-back-to-usps.html

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