Back to the future!
August 12-14, 2015 at Camden on the Lake Website: www.camdenonthelake.com Phone: 573-365-5620
Reservations are very limited and currently being accepted. Please make your reservations early due to the limited availability of rooms. Charge cards will not be charged until check in.
When making your reservation, please use promo code: CMPC0815. Conference rates will be offered on Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11. Based on availability, the conference rate might also be available on Sunday, August 9.
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Shelter Insurance of Columbia, MO has been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 Mail Technology Award.
The Postmaster General and Executive Leadership team will be recognizing significant industry achievements at a special awards ceremony being held at the Nation Postal Forum in Anaheim, CA on Monday 18th, at 4:30 pm; where this award will be presented.
The letter announcing the selection was received by Lisa Brock at Shelter Insurance and can be viewed here.
Congratulations to Shelter Insurance!
Proposes an Additional $0.9 Billion in Annualized Contributions
WASHINGTON ̶ On January 15, the Postal Service filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) a Market Dominant price change based on a Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap authority of 1.966%.
The Postal Service believes strongly in the value of mail and maintaining relevance for today’s customers, offering reasonable pricing, workshare incentives, and meeting its obligation to the American public to strengthen its financial condition.
All of the proposed price changes are based on CPI prices plus the Exigent Surcharge approved by the PRC in Docket Nos. R2013-10 and R2013-11.
Using the CPI, we estimate that this price change will generate an additional $0.9 billion in contribution on an annualized basis. If the PRC approves the filing, the proposed April 26 implementation of the prices will improve the FY 2015 financial outlook by $0.4 billion in contribution.
The key elements of the CPI case include the following:
- Above average price increases to address PRC concerns about underwater products
- Special Services simplification to reduce redundancy and improve customer ease of use
- Introduction of a separate Flats Sequencing System (FSS) pricing structure for Standard Mail and Periodicals
- Introduction of Carrier Route bundle and container pricing for non-FSS flats for Standard Mail and Periodicals
- Include four promotions (Earned Value Reply Mail, Color Transpromo, Emerging Technologies, Mail Drives Mobile)
Various industry webinars will be scheduled to offer depth and insight into the proposed changes.
In November, the Postal Service filed for the transfer of First-Class Mail Parcels to a competitive product and the elimination of Return Receipt for Merchandise as a special service. These matters are still pending with the PRC. For the purpose of this filing we are assuming that these products will remain in the Market Dominant category.
To PCC Representatives,
Great News…National PCC Week 2015 will be held September 21 – 25, 2015. Please mark your calendars now. We hope this early announcement will help you get off to a fast start with your planning activities for next year. The host PCC where the Postmaster General will deliver his keynote message is the Greater Portland PCC, Portland, OR.
In the meantime, we are confident that your National PCC Week 2014 events will be very successful. We sincerely appreciate your assistance and cooperation that you all provide.