Improving the Business Relationship
The discussion focused on two ideas that would put the relationship between the postal service and its customers in line with how mailers deal with all other vendors.
The Postal Service's Action Plan
The discussion on the action plan noted that most of the actions that the Postal Service wants to take require action by Congress. Neither Jerry Cerasale nor Tony Conway expects Congress to act swiftly on what the Postal Service presented. They concluded that the Postal Service is left with two options.
Both Jerry Cerasale and Tony Conway stated that their organizations will challenge the legal basis for an exigent rate case and in particular whether a recession and electronic diversion represent "extraordinary or exceptional circumstances." Both agreed that the Postal Regulatory Commission's decision will be more based on political considerations than legal ones.