On March 7, 2011, the Postal Service filed under seal a list of suspended post offices, stations, and branches. The list was provided in response to PRC Chairman’s Information Request. The Postal Service indicated that,despite its efforts, the “list may still contain errors.” It contends “that the list should remain confidential, citing data quality problems, changes to its discontinuance process, and the possibility for public confusion. In addition, in its application for non-public treatment, the Postal Service contends that public disclosure may “complicate the deliberative process leading to changes in and development of future [retail facility] discontinuance procedures.” The Postal Service argues that public disclosure may lead to widespread public confusion concerning the status of the suspended retail facilities as occurred in connection with the release of the station and branch list in Docket No. N2009-1. Finally, the Postal Service contends that disclosure would “enable competitors to target certain locations for sales and marketing and other competitive purposes.” PRC disagreed and on March 28, 2011, the Commission released the list of supended post offices. (Postal Reporter, March 28, 2011)

PRC Releases List Of Suspended Post Offices

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