The Postal Services Commission (PostCom) is an independent regulatory authority in the postal market and was established by the new Postal Services Act on October1, 2012. PostCom consists of seven members appointed by the Federal Council; the President is Dr. Hans Hollenstein. PostCom also has a secretariat that prepares items of business, conduct inspections and carries out the necessary procedural rulings.
In making its decisions, PostCom is not subject to directives from the Federal Council or the administrative authorities.
PostCom monitors the Swiss postal market and universal services, and oversees quality control. PostCom also orders the independent conciliation authority.