1006) Regulates the time limit for appeals to the PRC from a determination of the Postal Service to close or consolidate any post office. Requires the PRC, as part of the regulations, to establish rules for workshare discounts (discounts provided to mailers for presorting, barcoding, etc.) As the Postal Service has worked to implement the Act… (Sec. Postal Service operates and conducts business. 710) Requires a study and report on options and strategies for the long-term structural and operational reforms of the Postal Service. Requires the Postal Service to notify the PRC whenever it requests to add a product or to transfer a product to a different category. (Sec. Prohibits a product that involves the carriage of letters, printed matter, or packages from being offered by the Postal Service unless it has been assigned to the market-dominant or competitive category of mail. 109-435; 120 Stat. Provides for a mechanism and an amortization schedule regarding the handling of any surplus or supplemental liability of the Postal Service regarding the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. 401) Establishes in the Treasury a revolving Postal Service Competitive Products Fund to be available to the Postal Service without fiscal year limitation for the payment of: (1) costs attributable to competitive products; and (2) all other costs incurred by the Postal Service, to the extent allocable to competitive products. (Sec. Title IX: Compensation for Work Injuries - (Sec. Requires the Postal Service to: (1) consider local zoning or land use regulations and building codes when constructing or altering buildings; and (2) represent itself in most legal proceedings (currently, representation is provided through the Department of Justice). 711) Requires a study and report on a specified provision of the Domestic Mail Manual to determine whether it contains adequate safeguards to protect against abuses of rates for nonprofit mail and deception of consumers. States that nothing in this Act shall restrict, expand, or otherwise affect any rights, privileges, or benefits under collective bargaining agreements. | Local News", "Susan Collins Engineered the USPS Disaster She's Now Protesting", "Congress Is Sabotaging Your Post Office: The Postal Service was once one of the world's most impressive institutions. Authorizes the PRC, following specified criteria, to change the lists of market-dominant products and competitive products by adding or removing products, or transferring products between lists. This version of the bill contained the precise dollar amounts: `` (3) (A) The United States Postal Service shall pay into Sets forth the term (six years) and qualifications of the five Commissioners. Requires the plan to include: (1) plans to expand and market retail access to postal services through the use of vending machines, the Internet, etc. Requires the PRC to review each nonpostal service offered by the Postal Service and determine whether that service shall continue and, if so, to designate whether the service shall be regulated as a market-dominant, competitive, or experimental product. Establishes in the Treasury the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, to be administered by OPM. 405) Makes the Secretary of State responsible for foreign policy related to international postal services and other international delivery services and and empowers such Secretary to conclude postal treaties, conventions, and amendments, subject to exception and limitation. (Sec. (Sec. 6407, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). [10] By the end of 2019, the USPS had $160.9 billion in debt, due to growth of the Internet, the Great Recession, and prepaying for employee benefits as stipulated in PAEA. 703) Requires a report from the Federal Trade Commission to the President, Congress, and the PRC identifying federal and state laws that apply differently to the Postal Service with respect to the competitive category of mail and to private companies providing similar products. (Sec. Makes OPM actuarial computations subject to PRC review. 404) Subjects all Postal Service: (1) activities to federal laws prohibiting the conduct of business in a fraudulent manner; and (2) conduct with respect to competitive products to federal antitrust laws and unfair competition standards. Requires the Postal Service to report to the PRC whenever it establishes a workshare discount rate. Array Here's how to make it thrive again", "Carper Plays Key Role in Postal Overhaul", "John Oliver on why the USPS is on 'the brink of collapse, "Postmaster general suggests ending Saturday delivery", "Right to open mail claimed: Bush assertion illegal, experts say", "The USPS needs a bailout. Tagged: Postal Accountability Enhancement Act of 2006 Post Haste: Why Reform of the US Postal Service is a Matter of Urgent National Concern May 19th, 2020 in Analysis , Budget & Appropriations , Federal Legislation , Legislative Oversight (Sec. (Sec. [6][7] It also mandated the USPS to deliver six days of the week. Section 603(b) of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), which became law on December 20, 2006, amended the Inspector General Act of 1978 to authorize –such sums as may be necessary— to be appropriated to OIG from the Postal Service Fund. 505) Requires a party wishing to terminate a collective bargaining agreement involving Postal Service employees to serve written notice to any other party to such agreement at least 90 days in advance. On December 7, 2006, HR 6407, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act was introduced to the House by Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA). [externalActionCode] => 17000 All Votes R epublicans D emocrats I ndependents; Aye 95 % 410 208 . Authorizes the Postal Service Board of Governors to establish reasonable and equitable classes of mail and rates of postage and fees. [externalActionCode] => 36000 There were three sponsors, two Democrats and one Republican. 20, 2006120 STAT. 3237. 503) Revises provisions concerning the private carriage of letters (letters carried outside of normal mail service by a private carrier) to allow such private carriage in three new circumstances: (1) when the amount paid to a private carrier is at least six times the rate then currently charged for the first ounce of a single-piece first-class letter; (2) when the letter weighs at least 12 and 1/2 ounces; or (3) when private carriage is within the scope of current Postal Service regulations that purport to permit private carriage by suspension of the operation of current law. [externalActionCode] => 28000 Title X: Miscellaneous - (Sec. ), Array On the eighth day of December in 2006, at 10:33 at night, the 2009th Congress passed H.R. Requires the PRC to make annual determinations of Postal Service compliance with regulatory requirements and to evaluate annually whether the Postal Service has met certain goals. (Sec. [2] [3] Besides giving the body its current name, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act significantly strengthened the Commission's authority to serve as a counterbalance to new flexibility granted to the USPS in setting … 1 . The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-435) enacted on December 20, 2006, made several changes to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Requires that the Postal Service file with the PRC certain audit and funding reports required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 22 (109th): Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Jul 26, 2005 at 9:54 p.m. (Sec. [11] Mail volume decreased from 97 billion to 68 billion items from 2006 to 2012. 1010) Revises procedures concerning the reimbursement to a mailer of fees determined to be unlawful. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Taking full advantage of an errant legislative move nearly 7 years ago before things collapsed completely, Congress brought us the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 … 102) Removes provisions empowering the Postal Service to provide nonpostal services, except that the Postal Service may provide nonpostal services which were offered as of January 1, 2006, subject to a specified review by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) (formerly the Postal Rate Commission, see section 601). Requires the Postal Service to develop and submit to Congress a plan for meeting such standards. Passed by a Republican-led Congress and signed into law by President George … 506) Authorizes the Postal Service to establish one or more programs to provide bonuses and other rewards to Postal Service officers and employees. [10] The COVID-19 pandemic further reduced income due to decreased demand in 2020. 1009) Requires the Postal Service to: (1) assign a single ZIP code to serve each of Auburn Township, Ohio; Hanahan, South Carolina; and Bradbury and Discovery Bay, California; and (2) revert window service hours in the Fairport Harbor Branch of the post office in Painesville, Ohio, to those in effect on a specified date. ET. Postal Service for the future, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 instead is killing our mail system. Title III: Modern Service Standards - (Sec. Title IV: Provisions Relating to Fair Competition - (Sec. [externalActionCode] => 8000 [description] => Passed Senate This has caused massive reductions in … ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Under any such program, the Postal Service may award a bonus or other reward in excess of the limitation set forth in the last sentence of section 1003(a), if such program has been approved under paragraph (2). (Sec. 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