The Postal Service opens Round 3 in the fight over the exigent rate increase

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Yesterday the Postal Service filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, arguing that the Postal Regulatory Commission was wrong in its most recent ruling on the exigent rate increase. The Postal Service wants the case remanded to the Commission for further review so that it can renew its arguments for an extension of the 4.3 … Read More

Get it while you can: The PRC to rule on exigent rate case – How long will the surcharge go on?

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UPDATE: A few hours after this post was published, the Postal Regulatory Commission released its order on the exigent increase.   As predicted in the post, the Commission determined that the Postal Service was entitled to another $1.191 billion in additional contribution as an exigent rate adjustment, which translates to $1.396 billion in revenue.   That means the surcharge will … Read More

Next round in the exigent case: USPS seeks five-year extension of surcharge; the mailers say enough is enough

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Today was the deadline for submitting initial comments to the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning the exigent rate increase after the case was remanded by the US Court of Appeals in its June 5th ruling.  Judging by the comments, this case is far from being settled.  The Postal Service is looking to extend the surcharge for almost five years, while the mailers want … Read More

USPS, APWU, and mailers respond to the court’s ruling on the exigent case

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This week the Postal Service, APWU, and several associations of mailers filed briefs with the Postal Regulatory Commission responding to the DC Court of Appeals’ June 5th ruling on the case of the exigent rate increase. On Monday the Postal Service filed a motion asking the Commission to suspend the removal of the exigent surcharge, which is due to occur sometime in August. … Read More

Court rules on exigent rate increase: Not forever, but for how long?

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This week the DC Court of Appeals issued its decision on the exigent rate case.  The court affirmed the most significant element of the ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission back in late 2013, namely, that the increase could not go on forever. But the court remanded another aspect of the Commission’s order, and it is now almost certain that … Read More