Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 50

When Will the USPS be Closed in 2017? – Losing sight of the US Postal Service’s holiday closures is the easiest way to delay your bulk mail campaigns. An important detail to note about postal holidays in 2017 is that seven of the ten days that the U.S. Post Office is closed are on Mondays. These …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 49

Post Office’s Governing Board Is Empty – Nobody is in charge at the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors after December 7th when the last Senate-confirmed governor’s term expires, leaving Postmaster General Megan Brennan and Deputy Postmaster Ronald Stroman large and in charge, with no oversight.  Without the board, Brennan and Stroman can’t choose …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 47 & 48

Postal Reform Could Re-Emerge in the Lame Duck Congress – Lawmakers are preparing to bring renewed attention to Postal Service reform in the lame-duck session of Congress, though in a challenge that will sound all too familiar to advocates for change, scores of members from both parties are already sounding the alarm about their concerns …

U.S. Postal Service Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Results

November 15, 2016

  • Net loss of $5.6 billion, driven by mandated retiree health benefits expenses
    • Controllable income of $610 million
    • Continued double-digit growth in revenue and volume in the Shipping and Packages business
    • Enactment of postal reform legislation remains urgently needed

WASHINGTON — After accounting for a $5.8 billion retiree health benefit prefunding obligation, the U.S. Postal Service posted …

Key Notes – Volume 03 Number 42

USPS Requests Parcel Rates Increases for 2017 – The U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for Shipping Services products to take effect next year, following the end of the holiday mailing season.  The filing does not include any price increase for First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail …