The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will hold a public field hearing in
The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA) requires the Commission to report to the President and Congress by December 19, 2008, on universal postal service and the postal monopoly in the United States, including the monopoly on mail delivery and access to mailboxes. In addition to consulting with the Postal Service and other federal agencies, the Commission is directed to hear from commercial mailers, postal service competitors, and the general public. Congress mandates that the report focus on: geographic scope; product offerings; access to facilities and services; the frequency of delivery, rates and affordability, and quality of services.
Congress tasked the Commission with providing a comprehensive review of the universal service obligation and the postal monopoly. Our hearings will elicit views of the publics expectations for the American postal system, said Dan G. Blair, chairman of the Commission. We expect our hearings to build on the record established by our witnesses testimony at the
All hearing testimony, hearing transcriptions, and replies to the Commissions notice for public comment will be available on the Commissions website at www.prc.gov, under Docket No. PI2008-3.
The following witnesses are scheduled to testify at the St. Paul hearing: John Joachim, Manager, Material Services, Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN; Mike Larson, Postmaster, St. Paul, MN; Dennis ONeill, Postmaster, Chokio, MN; T. Scott Mitchell, CEO, Mackay/Mitchell Envelope Company, Minneapolis, MN; Irene Auginaush, District Representative, White Earth Tribal Council, White Earth Reservation, MN; Vicki Updike, VP, Merchandising and Marketing, Miles Kimball Co, Oshkosh, WI; George White, President and COO, Up with Paper, Mason, OH; and Lyle Puppe, Retired Postmaster, St. Paul, MN.