Change the Postal Board of Governors
Greater Seattle Area Local
Whereas, the Postal Board of Governors 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;
Whereas, the Board of Governors takes up matters such as service standards, capital investments and facilities projects exceeding $25 million and approves officer compensation;
Whereas, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006 changed the qualifications to serve as a member of the Board to favor managers of organizations and corporations with at least 50,000 employees and experience in public service, law or accounting;
Whereas, the management of the Postal Service has failed to fulfill its basic function to provide prompt, reliable and efficient services to patrons in all areas and to render postal services to all communities;
Whereas, the current Postal Board of Governors must be held responsible for the failure of the management of the Postal Service to fulfill its mandate; therefore be it
Resolved that the APWU officially go on record to call for the criteria for serving on the Postal Board of Governors be expanded to include two (2) representatives of labor organizations that represent postal employees, and two (2) representatives of organizations with at least 50,000 members that represent postal patrons who depend upon the Postal Services and live in communities (including urban and rural) throughout the nation.