Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Robert Taub will deliver keynote remarks at the upcoming PostalVision 2020/9.0 event, to be held June 5-7, 2019 at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City.
The President’s Task Force report issued in December 2018, United States Postal Service: A Sustainable Path Forward, said that “[I]n the United States, the USO is not clearly defined.” “For the USPS’s business model to achieve sustainability, the USO must be defined with greater specificity,” it said.
The PRC issues an Annual Report to The President and Congress each year, within which the PRC provides its annual estimates of the cost of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) and the value of the postal monopoly. In its Report on Universal Postal Service and the Postal Monopoly completed in 2008 as required by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), the Commission stated that the overarching USO of the Postal Service is set forth in 39 U.S.C. § 101(a), which states that the Postal Service must “provide postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people. It shall provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities.” The USO has seven principal attributes: (1) geographic scope, (2) product range, (3) access, (4) delivery, (5) pricing, (6) service quality, and (7) an enforcement mechanism, according to the PRC’s 2008 study.
In his Chairman’s Letter portion of the report, Chairman Taub noted that the Commission in 2018 “provided President Trump’s Task Force on the United States Postal System with extensive data and background as the task force worked to develop its administrative and legislative recommendations to return the Postal Service to a sustainable economic path.” “The Commission will continue working with Congress and the Administration to ensure that users of the postal system have a vibrant and efficient universal mail system for many years to come,” he said.
PRC Chairman Taub at the June 5-7, 2019 Postal Vision event will deliver keynote remarks focused on his views around the Universal Service Obligation (USO) as well as his thoughts on next steps needed to better define the USO.
Chairman Robert G. Taub is serving a second term on the Postal Regulatory Commission, having been twice confirmed by the United States Senate, following his respective nominations by the President. His current term expires on October 14, 2022. Before his designation by the President as Chairman, he was Acting Chairman from December 2014 to December 2016, and Vice Chairman for 2013. Chairman Taub has more than 30 years of experience in public service. When first appointed as a Commissioner in October 2011, Mr. Taub was the Special Assistant to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh. As an Army senior executive, he was one of the principal civilian advisors to Secretary McHugh, helping him lead a workforce of more than 1.2 million people, and manage an annual budget exceeding $200 billion. He was awarded the Army’s Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service.
Embracing “the USO” — Opportunities
for the Global Postal-Parcel Ecosystem
PostalVision 2020, partnering with Leaders in Logistics, the organizers of Europe’s leading Post & Parcel 2019 Europe conference, will bring together thought leaders from all over the global postal ecosystem to consider the meaning of “Universal Service Obligation” for their customers and for each other.
PostalVision 2020’s ninth annual conference, Embracing “the USO”– Opportunities for the Global Postal-Parcel Ecosystem, will engage key representatives of global posts, regulatory agencies, trade associations, consultancies, mailers and shippers, and transportation, logistics and delivery service providers throughout the world.
Special early bird registration pricing is still open — with Great Savings in effect now ! Complete pricing information can be found here ! Register NOW because prices go up on March 1, 2019!
For more information on the event theme, visit our PostalVision 2020 9.0 Event web page!
As those who have attended in the past know, PostalVision is designed as a highly conversational and interactive event. Contributions in the way of presentation content, session sponsorship, limited exhibition and active onsite delegate engagement are welcome. And prospective speakers are now invited to contact John Callan to suggest how they might like to contribute to topical discussions, and/or additional Opportunities for ecosystem excellence and advancement.
Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 event coming soon, but don’t wait to grab your seat at the low Early Bird registration price!
P.S. If you are interested in sponsoring part of the 2019 event, contact John Sasso.