The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued a notice and order on November 17 granting the Alliance’s Motion for Acceptance of Comments on the USPS Proposed Flats Plan, which is a requirement of the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. The Alliance filed comments on October 16 and requested the PRC to reject the Flats plan. The Commission agreed with the Alliance that the USPS plan lacks details and analytical support. In addition, the USPS plan does not provide a clear timeframe for implementation. The PRC will ask questions of USPS and the Chairman has already filed the first Information Request. The Alliance plans to submit additional comments, which are due January 5.
Holly Lubart is Vice President, Government Affairs at the News/Media Alliance. Previously, she served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the PA NewsMedia Association and started her career as a journalist. Lubart has over 20 years of political and communications experience.