David A. Trissell served seven years in the same role for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Direct mail marketers ultimately lost as Senators overwhelmingly agreed to push the Postal Reform bill to the full Senate.
Reworked Section 301 would leave annual rate cap at CPI and let Postal Regulatory Commission keep rate approval powers.
The new version of the Carper-Coburn Postal Reform Act would make the exigent increase rate the baseline for future increases. The proposed rate cap would be CPI plus 1%.
The co-sponsor of the Postal Reform Act, which still awaits markup, will leave the Senate next January.
Chairman Ruth Goldway says the Postal Regulatory Commission is serious about holding the Postal Service to $2.8 billion in exigent revenue and no more.
Standard mailings that hit postal facilities on Friday won't be delivered until Tuesday under the cost-saving plan.
The Post Office takes issue with the Commission's contention that IMb requirements constitute a price increase.
Exigency wasn't all; there also were clouds, drones, trolls, and travails of days in the postal news last year.
The PRC's ruling on the exigent rate request is expected soon. But the USPS intends to enforce new rates on January 27.
The coalition praises the Postal Regulatory Commission for helping protect mailers against USPS's "monopoly powers."
The Postal Service will incent direct mailers that use color, digital technology, and First Class.
Office retailer is the first participant in the Postal Service's Retail Partner Expansion Program.
$40 billion hole in 2013 can only be filled with action by Congress, CFO says.
Sen. Carper sees the future in Amazon's deal with USPS.
Service begins this week for Amazon Prime members in New York and Los Angeles; more cities roll out in 2014.
Major stakeholder concerns and an ill Sen. Coburn delay final markup on Senate bill.
Email and electronic banking just don't justify an exigent rate increase, Sen. Susan Collins tells the Postal Regulatory Commission.
Facing same competitive pressures as USPS, it will cut delivery days in half.
Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman says there's still a good chance that postal reform can be passed and exigency avoided. It will help, he adds, if mailers make some noise on Capitol Hill.
Whether or not the PRC's 90-day deadline on the exigent rate increase is extended matters not to mailers, who continue to press their case against it.
Unpaid installments to pre-fund retiree healthcare now tally $16.6 billion. Senators use the occasion to bang the drum for postal reform.
That was the loud and clear subtext of yesterday's postal reform hearings on Capitol Hill.
Excerpts from trade associations' official reactions to the Postal Board's exigency filing.
Healthcare pre-funding will be the center of the debate in the chamber's final hearing on the Postal Reform Act.
Senate hearings send message of no confidence to mailers, who fear the worst from the Postal Board of Governors' meeting next week.
In responding to a question from Sen. Tom Carper about price inelasticity of postal rates shown in a study by the office of the Postal Inspector General, PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway responded with a terse summation of the challenge facing Congress in crafting postal reform. We present it in its entirety.
The coauthor of the Postal Reform Act tells mailers that above-inflation increases are necessary for the U.S. Postal Service to stay competitive.
With an exigent rate increase looming, mailers, labor leaders, and postal officials testify for postal reform before a Senate committee today. Watch live at 10 a.m.
Blending direct mail with digital methods is the future, the Postmaster General tells the Postal Customer Council.
Direct mail industry officials are scheduled to testify. Proceedings can be viewed via live stream video.
Mailers are energized to stump for Congressional reform. Without it, a price increase could be as little as six months away.
What would an exigent rate increase mean to business mailers? Here's some illumination from interested parties.
The Postal Service's discounted Simple Samples returns today, but getting the discounts may not be so simple.
Rep. Darrell Issa's plan to save the Postal Service must overcome partisan battles and election year posturing to come to fruition. Still, direct mailers are heartened.
The USPS introduces Picture Permit Imprint Indicia, allowing companies to include corporate images to IMb automation letters and postcards.
Patrick Donahoe cautions the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and its Chairman Darrell Issa that "half measures" won't be able to save the U.S. Postal Service.
Small town Post Office closings may soon be followed by openings of a new retail store format from UPS.
USPS is an important national infrastructure that can and should endure, says Google Chief Innovation Officer Vint Cerf.
MyPost, an inbox that shows incoming postal mail, is currently being tested among a small group of around 300 consumers.
USPS CFO and EVP Joseph Corbett laid out the harrowing financial stakes the agency faces now and in the coming years.
There are four key challenges marketers must "embrace" to ensure the effectiveness of direct mail in a multichannel world.
Stuck in a government holding pattern, the USPS could be forced to look to bulk mailers for salvation by raising rates, says a postal regulator.
A survey released today by the USPS found that most Americans support the new mail delivery schedule.
Postal Service leaders defend cost-cutting plans and praise direct mail when reporting Q1 financial results.
Household names score high on privacy with consumers, who tell the Ponemon Institute they feel less in control of their personal information than ever.
The postal service announces a record loss along with hopes for a profitable future that includes direct mail
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