A Next-Generation Proactive Postal Regulatory System

To view the white paper click here. 


The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has many responsibilities to help ensure the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) functions efficiently and effectively. While these expanded significantly with enactment of the 2022 Postal Service Reform Act, the PRC has a yawning capacity gap relative to USPS. For starters, the PRC needs significantly more financial resources.

The PRC also needs to modernize, particularly with respect to information technology, so that data from USPS and the PRC is easier to access, study, and use by postal stakeholders, policymakers, and the public. These and other actions will enable the PRC to be nimbler, more responsive, and better serve all Americans.

Three prominent postal leaders discuss these issues in a white paper published today:

  • Michael Kubayanda, Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission;
  • Former Congressman Tom Davis, who chaired the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, with jurisdiction over USPS and the PRC; and
  • Dave Williams, former USPS Inspector General and a former member of the USPS Board of Governors.

As the authors note regarding the significant proposed changes, “This path builds on policies and practices put into place by both major political parties as well as nonpartisan entities. It should not depend on or be tied to any one chairman, appointee, or individual at the Commission or any other entity. This foundational work should be important to all of us.”

The white paper is here.

Indeed, this white paper should be central for the start of in-depth public policy discussions about the future of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

For more information please contact:
Paul Steidler
Senior Fellow – Consumer Postal Council

Michael Kubayanda, Tom Davis, and David Williams