USPS appeals PRC ruling on First Class Mail Parcels


The Postal Service has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, challenging the Postal Regulatory Commission’s ruling on the transfer of First Class Mail Parcels from the market-dominant list to the competitive list.

Last week, the Postal Service filed a Petition for Review asking the court to review the PRC’s denial of the transfer.  The petition doesn’t say much more, but one can anticipate the arguments the Postal Service will make by reviewing what it said while the Commission was reviewing the request. The Postal Service will undoubtedly make use of the dissenting opinion issued by Commissioners Taub and Hammond, who would have approved the transfer request.

A thorough review of the PRC’s ruling on the First Class Mail Parcels case and the background issues can be found in this previous post.