PRC wants to know why USPS ignored exigency revenue reporting requirements

The Postal Regulatory Commission has been getting tough with the postal service lately, rejecting a negotiated service agreement with Discover that didn’t make financial sense, and twice returning USPS requests for rate adjustments that the PRC said were “riddled with errors”.

Now the PRC wants to know why the USPS hasn’t bothered to file a report on revenue from the exigency rate adjustment that was due over a month ago:

prcThe Postal Service has not filed the report that was due February 16, 2015, and as of today it is 36 days late.

The Commission is concerned about the Postal Service’s failure to comply with Order No. 2075, failure to inform the Commission and mailers when its report will be filed, and failure to explain the circumstances that gave rise to the omission… The Postal Service’s delays to date, especially the most recent delay in providing this information, cause the Commission to question the Postal Service’s ability to submit necessary reports on the exigent surcharge revenue collection in the future.

Therefore, the Commission orders the Postal Service to: comply with Order No. 2075 by filing the quarterly surcharge revenue collection update as soon as practicable, but no later than March 27, 2015; explain, as soon as practicable, but no later than March 27, 2015, the circumstances giving rise to the delay; and provide, as soon as practicable, but no later than April 3, 2015, its plan to ensure that future submissions, including the quarterly reports and the future bi-weekly estimates, will be timely and in compliance with Order Nos. 2075 and 2319.

Document Details | Postal Regulatory Commission.