Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service

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The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service is an eleven-seat board comparable to a board of directors of a private corporation, except in service of the United States Postal Service. Nine members are appointed by the president of the United States, subject to confirmation by the Senate (and usually first deliberated in the Senate's Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs)[1]. The nine presidentially appointed governors choose the postmaster general, who also serves as a member of the board. These ten then choose a deputy postmaster general, who becomes the 11th member of the board. The postmaster general and deputy postmaster general serve at the pleasure of the governors.

Until 2007 each governor was appointed to a nine-year term or to the remainder of the unexpired term of a vacant seat. Terms of the ten governors are staggered to expire each year on December 8. A governor whose term has expired may continue to sit on the board for up to one year until a successor has been appointed. No more than five of the nine governors may be of the same political party. On December 20, 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act[2], which changed the terms of subsequently appointed governors from nine to seven years.

The board directs the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service, directs and controls its expenditures, reviews its practices, conducts long-range planning and sets policies on all postal matters. The board takes up matters such as service standards, capital investments and facilities projects exceeding $25 million. It also approves officer compensation.[3] The board generally meets once a month. Each January, the governors elect a chairman and a vice-chairman. Each governor receives $300 per day for not more than 42 days of meetings each year and travel expenses, in addition to an annual salary of $30,000. The governors employ a full-time corporate secretary who serves as the primary staff assistant to the board. The board has not been fully staffed since 2010.[4] By 2017 there were just two remaining members and nine vacancies.[1] In October 2017 President Donald Trump nominated three individuals to the board, the first such nominations since 2010.[5][1] On August 28, 2018, the Senate confirmed two of President Trump's nominations to the Board of Governors: Mike Duncan, as chairman, and former United States inspector general David C. Williams, as vice-chairman.[6] On August 1, 2019, the Senate confirmed three more nominations, allowing the board to reach a quorum for the first time since 2014.[7] The current board consists of six members. This is the minimum required to meet quorum on most items before the board.

Current Members

Name Title Political Party Term Begin Term Expiration Of Interest
Louis DeJoy Postmaster General (PMG) and CEO Republican June 15, 2020 No Term Limit 75th United States Postmaster General[8]
Robert M. Duncan Chairman of the Board of Governors Republican August 2018 December 8, 2025 Re-elected as chairman in November 2019[9]
Ron A. Bloom Governor Democratic[10] August 20, 2019 December 8, 2020 Chair of Strategy and Innovation Committee[11]
Roman Martinez IV Governor Republican[12] August 1, 2019 December 8, 2024 Chair of Audit and Finance Committee[13]
John McLeod Barger Governor Republican[14] August 1, 2019 December 8, 2021 Chair of Compensation and Governance Committee[15]
Donald L. Moak Governor[16] Democrat[17] June 18, 2020 December 8, 2022 Replacing Alan C. Kessler[18]
William D. Zollars Governor[19] Republican[20] June 18, 2020 December 8, 2022 Replacing James H. Bilbray[21]

Former Members

Name Title Dates in Office Notes
David C. Williams Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors October 30, 2017[22] - April 30, 2020[23] Term expired on December 8, 2019; Board approved up to an additional year; Williams resigned on April 30, 2020
Ronald A. Stroman Deputy Postmaster General April 4, 2011[24] - June 1, 2020[25] Gave resignation notice on May 13, 2020 effective June 1, 2020.

References

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  2. ^ Pub.L. 109–435
  3. ^ "About the Board of Governors". about.usps.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Who is running the Postal Service? Why is there only one person on the board?". Newsweek. June 17, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  5. ^ U.S. Senate. "Nominations in Committees (Civilian)". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "USPS Board of Governors activity in Senate and White House"; National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC); Aug 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "USPS board finally reaches quorum as 10-year business plan comes into focus". Federal News Network. August 2, 2019. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation's 75th Postmaster General - Newsroom - About.usps.com". about.usps.com. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "Chairman, USPS Board of Governors Robert M. Duncan - Who we are/Leadership - About.usps.com". about.usps.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  10. ^ "Senate committee advances BOG nomination of John Barger". National Association of Letter Carriers. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  11. ^ "USPS Board of Governors Ron A. Bloom - Who we are/Leadership - About.usps.com". about.usps.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  12. ^ Katz, Eric. "USPS Regains a Functioning Governing Board for the First Time in Five Years". Government Executive. Government Media Executive Group LLC. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  13. ^ "USPS Board of Governors Roman Martinez IV - Who we are/Leadership - About.usps.com". about.usps.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  14. ^ "Senate committee advances BOG nomination of John Barger". National Association of Letter Carriers. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  15. ^ "USPS Board of Governors John M. Barger - Who we are/Leadership - About.usps.com". about.usps.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  16. ^ "USPS Board of Governors Donald L. Moak - Who we are/Leadership - About.usps.com". about.usps.com. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  17. ^ "Individual Contributions". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  18. ^ "Moak and Zollars Confirmed to Postal Board of Governors". National Association of Letter Carriers. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  19. ^ "USPS Board of Governors William D. Zollars - Who we are/Leadership - About.usps.com". about.usps.com. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  20. ^ "Zollars, William D." ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  21. ^ "Moak and Zollars Confirmed to Postal Board of Governors". National Association of Letter Carriers. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  22. ^ Corbett, Joseph (November 14, 2017). USPS-2017.09.30-10-K (PDF) (Report). p. 40. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  23. ^ Marshall, Thomas J. (May 4, 2020). USPS Form 8-K (PDF) (Report). Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  24. ^ "Deputy Postmaster General List - Who We Are - USPS". about.usps.com. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  25. ^ Heckman, Jory (May 13, 2020). "USPS board set to lose quorum as deputy postmaster general resigns". Federal News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2020.

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