Changes to Postal Regulatory Commission Administration in the Postal Service Reform Act of 2021 [June 2, 2021] [open pdf - 629KB]
From the Document: "The Postal Service Reform Act of 2021 (H.R. 3076 and the similar, but not identical, S. 1720) includes a number of provisions that would alter the authority and operations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Representative Carolyn Maloney, a co-sponsor of H.R. 3076, has described [hyperlink] the legislation as 'crucial to help the Postal Service get on a sustainable financial path for the future and ensure that the Postal Service is transparent with Congress and the American People.' Discussion of the legislation [hyperlink] has focused on the finances of USPS but has also highlighted other changes, such as the provision of paid leave for postal employees. This Insight discusses two provisions of the legislation that would affect the operations of the PRC and certain aspects of its relationship to USPS. The Insight begins with a brief summary of relevant aspects of the PRC's organization and authority and then proceeds to describe and analyze Sections 205 and 209 of the Postal Service Reform Act, as introduced in the House."
CRS Insight, IN11685
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/