ACMA, MPA, PostCom Jointly Call For USPS Proposed Volume Variability Estimating of Labor Costs for Automated Flats

Dear Industry Member:

Today, the ACMA jointly filed comments with MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, and PostCom supporting the US Postal Service’s proposal for estimating the volume variability of labor costs associated with the automated distribution of letters and flats.

In the comments, the groups contend that it’s time “to abandon the assumption that most mail processing activities are nearly 100-percent volume variable. That assumption lacks empirical support.” Calling for the Postal Regulatory Commission to approve the USPS’s costing proposal, the groups also urge the Commission to look beyond it and to hold the Postal Service accountable for rightsizing its flats sorting operations in response to volume declines.

Paul Miller
VP & Deputy Director

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