Christensen Associates Help Modernize the U.S. Postal Service's International Mail Reporting System
With Order 3377, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved changes to the U.S. Postal Service’s production system used to measure international mail traveling from the United States to foreign countries. Known as the System for International Revenue and Volume – Outbound (SIRVO), this system is used for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. SIRVO also supplies crucial data to settlement systems that the United States uses to negotiate with other countries. Christensen Associates played a key role in improving SIRVO. Christensen Associates’ Vice President Sam Cutting commented on the ruling: “The Postal Service’s SIRVO production system has been in place for over 20 years. It needed to be refined to provide more detailed country-level data and to be more user friendly for the Postal Service’s finance, pricing, and accounting units. It also needed to be modified to better utilize data from newly evolving census systems – systems that weren’t even around when SIRVO began. We’ve been working with Postal Service statisticians and analysts for over two years to modernize the SIRVO production process. I’m very pleased with what we have developed as a team.” The Postal Service expects to implement the redesigned SIRVO reporting process in the coming months.