PRC Seeks Public Comment for Its Annual Review of Postal Service Performance

The following is a press release from the Postal Regulatory Commission

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment in Docket No. ACR2010 to review the FY 2010 performance of the United States Postal Service and to determine its compliance with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA).

“The Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) is the keystone of Commission oversight to ensure the transparency and accountability of the Postal Service and to determine whether its financial management, service performance, pricing policies and strategic execution are consistent with the principles of the PAEA,” said Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway.

As mandated by the PAEA, the Commission is currently reviewing the Postal Service’s Annual Compliance Report (ACR), which was received on December 29, 2010, and will issue its findings within 90 days of that date.

The public is invited to review and comment on the ACR, which is posted in the Docket. Individuals can e-mail informal comments via the “Contact PRC” button on the Commission’s home page,, or send them by mail to the Secretary of the Commission, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20268-0001.

Persons wishing to file formal comments to be included online in the Docket must first register with the Commission. Initial written comments are due by February 2, 2011, and written reply comments are due by February 17, 2011. Instructions for filing formal comments are available on the Commission homepage under the “Filing Online” button. A link is also provided to the “Public Representative,” Emmett Rand Costich, who is assigned to the ACD.

“The ACD is the single most important opportunity for the Commission and the public to examine the Postal Service’s performance in detail and offer guidance to promote more effective and efficient mail service for the future. I encourage interested citizens to participate in the process,” Goldway said.