The United States Postal Service and the Central Missouri Postal Customer Council Invite you to attend our
Mail Crawl 2015 on March 12, 2015
Details for The Crawl:
Tour the Columbia Processing Facility. This facility is located at the Postal Service’s Columbia airport location at:
Address: 11450 S Airport Road
Tour Begins at 10:00 a.m
This seminar is designed for ALL MAILERS.
The mailing industry is changing the way it’s doing business. Now is your opportunity to find out the changes that are occurring and how it will affect the way you do business with the US Postal Service. Linda Bergeland, Manager of Business Mail for the Gateway District will be giving an overview of how mail will be entered, verified, and postage assessed.
Courtyard Marriott, 3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
When: February 12, 2015
One session 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast is included in your registration.
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.