NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

January 09, 2018 Over the holidays, the president mentioned the Postal Service in the following tweet: While it is clear that the intended target was Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (who is also owner of The Washington Post), what is less clear is the reason for the sudden interest in the pricing of packages. It’s probably…

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Does the USPS even need a board of governors?

By Kevin Kosar – January 11, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors is supposed to have 11 members. It currently has three: one governor, the postmaster-general and the deputy postmaster-general. By law, the board cannot discharge its duties unless it has a quorum, which requires six members be present. The board has been…

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USPS: Board of Governors nominations – Obama selects Crawford, Miller for open seats

(March 17, 2015) President Obama has nominated Stephen Crawford and James Miller III to the Postal Service Board of Governors. Crawford is a research professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Miller, a senior advisor at law firm Husch Blackwell, previously served as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Miller served on…

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New postmaster general started as letter carrier in Lancaster

By Candy Woodall – January 30, 2015 Megan Brennan began her career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1986 as a letter carrier in Lancaster County. On Sunday, she will assume the organization’s top office as its 74th postmaster general, becoming the first woman to hold the job. “I am deeply honored and humbled to…

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Given the loss of a quorum, Postal board creates emergency committee

The Hill - Opinion

(December 16, 2014) Facing the lack of a quorum, the U.S. Postal Service’s governing body has voted to allow itself to keep governing anyway. USPS’s board voted in November to create a temporary emergency committee composed of the active governors to take the helm of the agency if the board lost its quorum, according to…

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PRC Commissioner Goldway’s Letter to the Editor: An enduring record ignored by The Post

Regarding “President replaces postal regulator,” a Dec. 8 excerpt from the Federal Eye blog about my replacement as chair of the Postal Regulatory Commission: I cringed at the loaded and inflammatory language, but I was most concerned that there was no effort to hear my side of the story. Only my critics were quoted. No…

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USPS OIG: Semiannual Report to Congress

Apr. 1 – Sep. 30, 2014 (Updated December 1, 2014) The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line….

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