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Postal Regulatory Commission To Consider Changes In Its Advisory Opinion Process

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The Commission is required by law to issue Advisory Opinions on Postal Service proposals for “a change in the nature of postal services which will generally affect service on a nationwide, or substantially nationwide basis…” [39 U.S.C. 3661(b)]. Since 2009, the Commission has received four proposals including the elimination of Saturday mail delivery, the closure of hundreds of stations and branches, the closure of thousands of rural post offices, and the elimination of overnight delivery service. From 1970 to 2008, the Postal Service filed only six such proposals.

“Considering the ongoing changes in communication technology and the serious financial challenges the Postal Service now faces, the frequency and complexity of its requests is likely to continue,” said Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway. “The Postal Service has expressed a desire for more expeditious responses from the Commission, and both the public and stakeholders have asked that our Advisory Opinions have greater relevance to the Postal Service’s planning process. The Commission welcomes input as to how best to expedite the process, while ensuring due process for participants and a meaningful outcome.”

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 10th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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