DMA Appeals Postal Regulatory Commission Exigency Decision

Direct Marketing Association
Post Date: January 23, 2014

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) on Thursday joined with partners representing nearly the entire mailing community in filing an appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, seeking relief from the recent Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) decision to allow an exigent postal increase set to take effect on January 26.

In December 2013, the PRC announced that it would grant the United States Postal Service (USPS) request for an exigent postage increase of 4.3 percent (Order No. 1926 in Docket R2013-11). The 4.3 percent exigent rate is scheduled to be implemented simultaneously with an inflation-based rate adjustment of 1.7 percent approved earlier by the PRC.  Thus, mailers are facing a total price increase averaging 6.0 percent. Read more.