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Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 17

The Coolest Packaging Innovation You Never Saw – Have you ever stressed out at a self-checkout station because you couldn’t scan the UPC code on the package?  Digimarc Corp. has come up with a way to make the entire surface of the package scannable, but in a way that’s invisible to the eye. Click here …

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Key notes Volume 03 Number 16

The Real Cost of Mail – Since passage of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) in 2006, the OIG found the Postal Service is doing better controlling its costs than sometimes is reported in the news.  The Postal Service has redesigned its network of processing plants, retail locations, delivery routes, and transportation systems, as …

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Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 15

USPS Ratemaking System to be Reviewed – The PRC is required to review the market-dominant regulatory system to determine whether it is achieving the statutory objectives mandated by Congress.  The obligation to conduct the review arises 10 years after enactment of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which occurs in December of this year.  To …

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Key Notes Volume 03 Number 14

USPS Board of Governors – President Obama has nominated Jeffrey Rosen to the Postal Service Board of Governors.  Rosen, a Virginia resident, is a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis, a Washington, DC, law firm.  His previous jobs include serving as general counsel and senior policy advisor for the White House Office of …

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Key Notes Volume 03 Number 13

PRC Reports “Failures in Overall Service Performance” from USPS – The PRC issued its statutorily mandated Annual Compliance Determination (ACD) assessing the Postal Service’s compliance with pricing and service performance standards in fiscal year (FY) 2015.  In an official statement about the ACD, the PRC commented: “The most pointed critiques identified in this year’s …