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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery ServicesAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number34361
Original Establishment Date10/1/2007Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date11/15/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Foreign Affairs Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter11/15/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joseph
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameP.
Specific Termination AuthorityPAEA (P.L. 109-435, Section 405). See below.Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Murphy
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (P.L. 109-435, Section 405)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 663-3017
Effective Date Of Authority*12/20/2006Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 663-3194
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*murphyjp@state.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate Required 
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Committee members provide viewpoints and share information relevant to the Department of State’s formulation, coordination and oversight of foreign policy related to international postal and delivery services. The Committee may also make specific or general policy recommendations.
How is membership balanced?*Approximately twenty-five percent full-time regular government employees, seventy-five percent representatives of particular interest groups comprising international mailers and providers of international delivery services.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*On average, meetings are held twice a year. The specific agenda items change meeting to meeting but are typically related to policy issues being considered in the Universal Postal Union. The Department of State considers the meetings to be relevant to its work, since they provide a venue to discuss the views and concerns of mailers, delivery service providers, and other stakeholders.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Required by specific statutory language found in Section 405 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PL 109-435)
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThis Advisory Committee produces no formal reports but serves as a vehicle to engage key stakeholders on relevant and timely international postal policy issues before the Department.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentAlthough the Committee made no recommendations in FY 2018, the State Department has, in the past, adjusted the positions of the U.S. delegation to UPU meetings in light of the advice developed by the Advisory Committee.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*38Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee has produced 38 informal recommendations to date regarding U.S. policy towards international postal and delivery services that have been considered for adoption by the Department of State and other U.S. Government stakeholders. These include advice on issues taken up by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the context of the 2008, 2012, and 2016 UPU Congresses. These concerned advice on the formulation of the U.S. Strategic Plan for the Universal Postal Union; six proposals submitted by the U.S. delegation to the 2008 and 2012 Congress and a proposal submitted by the U.S. delegation to the 2016 UPU Congress in Istanbul on establishing a principle of nondiscrimination in the customs treatment of mail.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*41.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSome recommendations of the Committee were pursued at the UPU but not adopted by its bodies. Most recommendations, not requiring UPU action have been adopted.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentRecommendations of the Committee, adopted at its September, 2015, meeting on principles to guide U.S. engagement in the 2016 Universal Postal Congress were applied in so far as they were practicable and relevant to the proceedings. The U.S. proposal on the customs treatment of mail was rejected by the Istanbul Congress.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Commenthttp://www.state.gov/p/io/ipp/c25478.htm
Agency Feedback CommentThe Department of State and other agencies provide feedback to Advisory Committee members in subsequent Committee meetings, as well as though written and email communications and through teleconferences. The other agencies also submit agenda suggestions and provide briefings to the members during meetings.Narrative Description*The Advisory Committee enhances the Department of State’s leadership role in seeking to create a more secure and prosperous world by supporting policy formulation to facilitate international communication and commerce through secure, competitive and affordable postal and private sector delivery services.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$18,241.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$18,241.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$2,100.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,800.00
Total Costs$20,341.00Est. Total Next FY*$22,041.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

 
ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032390Terminal Dues Subcommittee2018
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001462Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2017
 COM-002817Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2016
 COM-003698Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2015
 COM-004733Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2014
 COM-005856Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2013
 COM-006965Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2012
 COM-008016Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2011
 COM-009053Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2010
 COM-009902Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2009
 COM-011157Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services2008