Friday, March 16th, 2012...11:12 am
Stopping the USPS PO Box Enhancements
This is the first significant step in getting the Post Office to cease its predatory and unfair enhancement of the PO Box service.
We have presented a logical, reasonable, and legal argument against the USPS’ subterfuge to close down the family businesses that make up the retail shipping community. We expect the USPS to bring down the full power and resources on us to defeat this complaint, but with your help we are confident we will win.
The following organizations have joined the Complaint:
ASSOCIATED MAIL AND PARCEL CENTERS
PARCEL PLUS/KWIK COPY BUSINESS CENTERS
RETAIL SHIPPING ASSOCIATES
THE INDEPENDENT COALITION OF FRANCHISE OWNERS
THE MAIL BOX STORES
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF RETAIL SHIP CENTERS
TOTAL CHOICE SHIPPING
We will be asking you send comments to the PRC in support of the Complaint. A sample letter will be posted on www.fightformympc.com. If you plan on establishing a Permanent Account for online submittals, you should send the application in soon.
The PRC would like everybody to set up a Permanent Account. A Temporary Account is set up if you want to file a comment immediately. The PRC suggests strongly that you follow the Temporary Account up with a mailed in application for a Permanent Account. If you have trouble, they will walk you through it.
PRC Account Procedures
A temporary account can be obtained online immediately. It may only be used to file a notice of intervention or a comment that has been solicited by the Commission. It expires after 10 days. A temporary account holder who intends to participate in a proceeding on an ongoing basis is urged to apply for a permanent account as soon as possible.
Permanent Account (Principal & Agent)
A permanent account is required to submit most documents in Commission proceedings. It is also required if the applicant desires status as a Principal Account Holder or Agent Account Holder. A permanent account holder must confirm that he or she is authorized to represent the participant indicated on the document filed and must warrant that all documents filed under the account are authentic and accurate.
A completed application for a permanent account must be mailed or hand delivered to:
Secretary of the Commission
Attn: Docket Section
901 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20268
After acceptance by the Secretary, the applicant will receive an email with a username and a temporary password. Upon receipt, the applicant should immediately access the Filing Online Profile Page and select a permanent password. Users who are converting from temporary to permanent accounts will receive a message confirming the change in their account status. They should continue to use the username and password they initially selected.