Principal Stephen Siwek testifies before the Postal Rate Commission.

Stephen E. Siwek submitted testimony to the Postal Rate Commission concerning the U.S. Postal Service’s request for higher postage rates for mailing newspapers. He examined the Postal Service’s cost studies and found numerous flaws in its data collection and analysis. He concluded that the Postal Service could not support its claim of a large increase in the cost of handling newspapers and other periodicals that pay “Within County” postal rates. Thus, the Commission would be well justified in rejecting the proposed rate increase. His testimony was presented by the National Newspaper Association.