81 FR 3482 - Postal Service Performance Report and Performance Plan

POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 13 (January 21, 2016)

Page Range3482-3483
FR Document2016-01086

On December 29, 2015, the Postal Service filed the FY 2015 Performance Report and FY 2016 Performance Plan with its FY 2014 Annual Compliance Report. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. ACR2015; Order No. 3027]


Postal Service Performance Report and Performance Plan

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On December 29, 2015, the Postal Service filed the FY 2015 
Performance Report and FY 2016 Performance Plan with its FY 2014 Annual 
Compliance Report. This notice informs the public of the filing, 
invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.

DATES: Comments are due: February 26, 2016. Reply Comments are due: 
March 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission's Filing 
Online system at http://www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments 
electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing 
alternatives.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 
202-789-6820.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Background
III. Request for Comments
IV. Ordering Paragraphs

I. Introduction

    Each fiscal year, the Postal Service prepares an annual performance 
plan and a report on program performance as required under 39 U.S.C. 
2803 and 2804. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3652(g), the Postal Service filed 
its FY 2015 Annual Report in Docket No. ACR2015.\1\ The FY 2015 Annual 
Report includes the FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and the FY 2016 
Annual Performance Plan. Annual Report at 11-28.
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    \1\ United States Postal Service 2015 Annual Report to Congress, 
Library Reference USPS-FY15-17, December 29, 2015 (FY 2015 Annual 
Report).
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    The Commission must evaluate whether the Postal Service met its 
performance goals in FY 2015. See 39 U.S.C. 3653(d). The Commission may 
also provide recommendations to the Postal Service ``related to the 
protection or promotion of public policy objectives set out in'' title 
39. Id.

II. Background

    Prior to Docket No. ACR2013, the Commission analyzed performance 
reports and performance plans as part of the Annual Compliance 
Determination (ACD). The Commission later determined that its 
obligations under 39 U.S.C. 3653(d) are distinguishable from its ACD 
obligations under 39 U.S.C. 3653(b). In Docket Nos. ACR2013 and 
ACR2014, the Commission issued separate reports analyzing the Postal 
Service's performance reports and performance plans.\2\ By issuing 
separate reports, the Commission provided more in-depth analysis of the 
Postal Service's performance goals.
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    \2\ Docket No. ACR2013, Postal Regulatory Commission, Review of 
Postal Service FY 2013 Performance Report and FY 2014 Performance 
Plan, July 7, 2014; Docket No. ACR2014, Postal Regulatory 
Commission, Analysis of the Postal Service's FY 2014 Program 
Performance Report and FY 2015 Performance Plan, July 7, 2015.
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    As it did in Docket Nos. ACR2013 and ACR2014, the Commission will 
issue its

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analysis of the FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and the FY 2016 
Annual Performance Plan separately from the FY 2015 ACD. To facilitate 
this review, the Commission is establishing a separate comment period 
and invites public comment to consider the following issues:
     Did the Postal Service meet its performance goals in FY 
2015?
     Do the FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and the FY 2016 
Annual Performance Plan meet applicable statutory requirements, 
including 39 U.S.C. 2803 and 2804?
     What recommendations should the Commission provide to the 
Postal Service that relate to protecting or promoting public policy 
objectives in title 39?
     What recommendations or observations should the Commission 
make concerning the Postal Service's strategic initiatives? \3\
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    \3\ See FY 2015 Annual Report at 64-65.
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     What other matters are relevant to the Commission's 
analysis of the FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and the FY 2016 
Annual Performance Plan under 39 U.S.C. 3653(d)?

III. Request for Comments

    Comments by interested persons are due no later than February 26, 
2016. Reply comments are due no later than March 7, 2016. Pursuant to 
39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya is appointed to serve as 
Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public 
in this docket with respect to issues related to the Commission's 
analysis of the FY 2015 Annual Performance Report and the FY 2016 
Annual Performance Plan.

IV. Ordering Paragraphs

    It is ordered:
    1. The Commission invites public comment on the Postal Service's FY 
2015 Annual Performance Report and FY 2016 Annual Performance Plan.
    2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. 
Bzhilyanskaya to serve as Public Representative to represent the 
interests of the general public in this proceeding with respect to 
issues related to the Commission's analysis of the FY 2015 Annual 
Performance Report and the FY 2016 Annual Performance Plan.
    3. Comments are due no later than February 26, 2016.
    4. Reply comments are due no later than March 7, 2016.
    5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the 
Federal Register.

    By the Commission.
Ruth Ann Abrams,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-01086 Filed 1-20-16; 8:45 am]
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DatesComments are due: February 26, 2016. Reply Comments are due: March 7, 2016.
ContactDavid A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202-789-6820.
FR Citation81 FR 3482 

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