On January 15, the United States Postal Service (USPS) filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) a Market Dominant price change based on a Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap authority of 1.966%. All of the proposed price changes are based on CPI prices, plus the Exigent Surcharge.
If approved, the proposed changes will go into effect on April 26, 2015. The Court of Appeals has yet to rule on the Exigent Rollback Appeal, still leaving 2015 rates in flux. If denied, the Exigent will fall off. However, if the Appeal is overturned, the Exigent will stick. Below, we have provided, by class, the estimated rates for 2015 changes – the first column shows rates if the April 26 CPI price increase is approved and the second, rates if and when the exigent is removed.
Additional highlights from the CPI filing include:
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