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Postal Affairs with Bob Schimek: PRC 10 year rate review | February 9th, 2017
Things are starting to get interesting with the PRC 10-year Rate Review:
Industry filed two separate (but similar) motions to change the procedural schedule
o Asking that Phase 1 is purely focused on if the current system is failing to achieve the 9 objectives and 14 factors
o Once that is determined, then Phase 2 can be focused on what changes should be considered
USPS went on record, opposing the motions filed by industry.
At the heart of the issue:
o Industry believes the current system is working and wants to retain the CPI Cap.
o USPS wants to break the cap and have more ability to raise postage prices.
Several industry associations then responded to the USPS opposing motion
o Noting the request is a practical one, not a legal one.
9 by 14 matrix of craziness…
USPS Published Address Quality Census Method and Assessment Process:
Currently out on USPS PostalPro site
Will be published in the Federal Register to allow for industry feedback & comments
o Initially published in Dec of 2014, they received extensive industry feedback
o In July 2016 the USPS published a revised set of proposed rules (which also received extensive comments)
o Based on feedback, it has now published a 2nd revised set of proposed rules
Still need to do a detailed read, but a few items are already jumping out:
o eDoc Submitter still being held accountable for Move Update compliance, not the Mail Owner
eDoc Submitter will have access to data showing source of errors by Mail Owner
o Even if you pass on the Mailer’s Scorecard, the Inspection Service can still go after individual Mail Owners
o Size of the Penalty for failure is still unknown (speculation is saying somewhere around 7 cents per piece)
When asked about changes to the currently proposed 0.5% threshold
o The USPS noted that they are committed to providing at least 90-days notice.
USPS Posts a new version of Publication 6850: Streamlined Mail Acceptance for Letters and Flats
Similar to Move Update, it will be published in the Federal Register for Industry to comment
Can find it now posted out on USPS PostalPro website.
USPS received over 200 comment last time around.
Pub 6850 is 128 pages long