NALC: A bipartisan majority in the House backs six-day mail delivery

From the National Association of Letter Carriers: A bipartisan majority in the House backs six-day mail delivery: The NALC has learned that 218 House members from both parties—a majority—have now signed on as co-sponsors of H.Res. 137, the measure introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) that expresses the sense of the House that the USPS […]

USPS Challenges PRC Five-Day Analysis – Stands by $3.1 Billion Savings Estimate

WASHINGTON — In a report issued today and delivered to Congress, the U.S. Postal Service asserted that the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) based a recent advisory opinion on a questionable analysis of the potential cost savings that could be achieved by implementing a five-day delivery schedule to street addresses. The Postal Service has estimated that […]

PRC Chair: No Five-Day Postal Delivery Anytime Soon

“Five-day mail delivery, if it ever happens, is a few years down the road, according to the chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission. PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway commented on five-day delivery as a guest on an April 11 podcast with Gene Del Polito, the president of the Association for Postal Commerce. “It’s not likely Congress […]

PMG Comments On GAO Report on Five-Day Mail Delivery Readiness

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a thorough and comprehensive review of the Postal Service proposal to move to a five day per week delivery schedule. We are pleased to see they agree that the Postal Service is likely to achieve significant cost savings if this change were to be effected and that much […]

GAO: Ending Saturday Delivery Would Reduce Costs, but Comprehensive Restructuring Is Also Needed

The United States Government Accountability Office issued the following report today: USPS’s proposal to move to 5-day delivery by ending Saturday delivery would likely result in substantial savings; however, the extent to which it would achieve these savings depends on how effectively this proposal is implemented. USPS’s $3.1 billion net cost-savings estimate is primarily based […]

Senator Carper Reacts to PRC Opinion on Five-Day Delivery

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, released the following statement reacting to the advisory opinion on Postal Service delivery frequency released earlier today by the Postal Regulatory Commission: “While I have serious concerns about the length of time it took the Postal Regulatory Commission to […]

Senator Collins Issues Statement On PRC’s Five-Day Delivery Advisory Opinion

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today released an Advisory Opinion on the U.S. Postal Service five-day delivery plan. The Postal Service must obtain a Commission Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service it proposes. The Opinion found annual net savings to be an estimate is $1.7 billion versus the Postal Service’s savings […]

NALC: PRC Refuses to Endorse Five-Day Delivery Plan

Commission’s findings bolster the NALC campaign to save Saturday service March 24, 2011 — The Postal Regulatory Commission, an independent federal agency charged with overseeing USPS operations, issued an opinion today sharply critical of key aspects of the Postal Service’s proposal to eliminate Saturday delivery. The Commission embraced many of the criticisms of the plan […]

PRC Issues Advisory Opinion On Ending Saturday Delivery

Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today issued its Advisory Opinion in Docket N2010-1 on a Postal Service plan to end Saturday mail delivery, collection, and outbound mail processing. The Postal Service is required to ask the Commission for an Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service it proposes. The Postal Service advised […]

Goldway: PRC To Issue Ruling On Ending Saturday Delivery By End Of Year

The arrival of the holiday season brings with it thoughts of reflection, celebration and special times spent with family and friends.   Traditionally, the end of the year also brings with it an increase in commerce and mailing activity.  We are hopeful that will be true again this year as the economy and the Postal Service […]