The White House has recently announced three nominees for seats as USPS® Board of Governors. Below is the press release that was sent out:
White House Announces Nominees to USPS Board of Governors
Today, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as members of the US Postal Service Board of Governors:
- 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 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.”
Now that the nominees have been chosen, the process for Senate confirmation is the next step in the process. All nine positions on the Board of Governors are currently vacant, but technically only one needs to be seated in order to begin “business as usual” for the USPS. That is, once a Governor is seated, future postage prices could change, and new USPS promotions may be put into action. These new promotions would help defray the postage price increases that were recently announced, which are going into effect on January 21, 2018.
While BCC Software is appreciative of the recent Presidential nomination of potential Governors, we are hoping for a quick Senate confirmation. It is also worth noting that there are open positions at the Postal Regulatory Commission as well and the potential implications that could have. 2018 will be a telling year for the USPS and the industry overall.
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