Archive for November 21st, 2013

Implementation of Full Service IMb Remanded by PRC

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PRC Approves Annual CPI-based Postage Rate Increase;

Concurrent Implementation of Full Service IMb Remanded

via 2013 Rate Increase Press Release_3396.pdf.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 21st, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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Full Service? Maybe NOT?

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ORDER ON PRICE ADJUSTMENTS FOR MARKET DOMINANT PRODUCTS AND RELATED MAIL CLASSIFICATION CHANGES

Excerpts:

However, as currently proposed, rates that include the Full Service IMb requirements would violate section 3622(d) in First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, and Periodicals. The Commission finds that the Full Service IMb requirements constitute a classification change with rate implications pursuant to 39 U.S.C. § 3622(d)(1)(A) and 39 C.F.R. § 3010.23(d).

Therefore, the Postal Service may not implement the Full Service IMb requirements contemporaneously with the rates proposed in this docket without first adjusting the rates to comply with the price cap.

If the Postal Service elects to not implement the Full Service IMb requirements in conjunction with the rate adjustments identified in this docket, it may implement those rate adjustments as planned, with the single exception identified above. Alternatively, the Postal Service may adjust the billing determinants for First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, and Periodicals in the manner it used to reflect the implementation of Full Service IMb requirements in Package Services and file amended rates. The Postal Service shall notify the Commission of its intentions and provide necessary supporting documentation, by November 27, 2013.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

November 21st, 2013 at 5:29 pm

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