The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has ordered a public review of various aspects of the U.S. Postal Service’s ten-year overhaul plan, including consolidation of sorting and delivery operations into regional centers, opening up a period of public input on the impact of the changes.
The review is being called for based on feedback from unnamed “stakeholders” concerned about the impact of the plan on postal operations and costs, and the need for more of a forum to address different components. In particular, concerns were raised in an April report to the PRC about costs and processing changes for so-called “flats” or large envelope mailers at new regional sortation and delivery centers. The first one opened in Athens, GA in November.