President Trump has nominated three individuals to the Postal Service Board of Governors:
• Calvin R. Tucker, a Pennsylvania resident, for the remainder of a term expiring Dec. 8, 2023
• Robert M. Duncan, a Kentucky resident, for the remainder of a term expiring Dec. 8, 2018, and an additional term expiring Dec. 8, 2025
• David Williams, an Illinois resident, for the remainder of a term expiring Dec. 8, 2019
The White House sent the nominations to the U.S. Senate this week. Once nominated, the Senate must confirm nominees before they join the board.
The USPS Board of Governors acts much like a board of directors, conducting long-range planning and setting strategic policies, among other duties.
Under current law, the board is intended to be comprised of nine governors and the Postmaster General and Deputy Postmaster General.
Currently, there are nine open seats on the board. Without a legally required quorum, the board is conducting those functions of the board necessary for continuity of operations through a temporary emergency committee that was created by the board in 2014.
“We are pleased that the administration has announced the nomination of candidates for the United States Postal Service’s Board of Governors,” said PMG Megan J. Brennan. “The public interest and the Postal Service are best served by a fully constituted board made up of well-qualified individuals with diverse perspectives and experience. We urge the Senate to confirm governors to fill the current vacancies.”