President Obama has nominated Jeffrey Rosen to the Postal Service Board of Governors.
Rosen, a Virginia resident, is a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis, a Washington, DC, law firm. His previous jobs include serving as general counsel and senior policy advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget during President George W. Bush’s second term.
The White House announced the nomination last month. The Senate must confirm nominees before they join the board.
The board directs and controls USPS expenditures, reviews its practices, conducts long-range planning and sets policies, among other duties.
The board is comprised of nine governors and the Postmaster General and Deputy Postmaster General.
There are eight open seats on the board, and six nominations are pending in the Senate. These nominations include two former governors.
Without a legally required quorum, the board is conducting official business as a temporary emergency committee created in 2014.