The Administration finally nominated three candidates for the USPS® Board of Governors. The USPS has been operating without a Board of Governors since December 2016. The USPS Board of Governors is comprised of 11 positions: nine presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed Governor positions, which also includes the Postmaster General and Deputy Postmaster General.
The nominations include:
- Calvin R. Tucker of Pennsylvania for the remainder of a term expiring December 8, 2023.
- Robert M. Duncan of Kentucky for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring December 8, 2018 and an additional term expiring December 8, 2025.
- David Williams of Illinois for the remainder of a seven-year term expiring December 8, 2019.
The three nominations have to be approved by the Senate committee to go to the Senate floor for a full vote. Read more about why this is important. Having a Board is important for many reasons including:
- It provides the USPS with oversight and guidance in how it should make capital investments and run its operations from a Board that has real world experience with large organizations.
- With a Board, the USPS will be able to file USPS Promotions for 2018, which require Board approval. If promotions don’t get filed, there might be a slight drop in mail volume in 2018 due to budgets already in place for 2018.
The USPS said, “We are pleased that the Administration intends to nominate candidates for the United States Postal Service’s Board of Governors. The public interest and the Postal Service are best served by a fully constituted Board made up of well-qualified individuals with diverse perspectives & experience. We urge the Senate to confirm Governors to fill the current vacancies.”