President Obama re-nominates former Aide of GOP Congressman To PRC
Robert G. Taub, Nominee for Commissioner, and upon appointment designated Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission
Robert G. Taub was Special Assistant to Secretary of the Army John McHugh from 2009 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Taub spent time serving as Chief of Staff to then-Congressman McHugh from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Taub was a senior staff member on the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee from 1995 to 2007 and worked as Staff Director on the Subcommittee on the Postal Service from 1998 to 2001. He also served as a staff member for three different Members of Congress, and state and county officials in upstate New York.
Taub has extensive expertise with postal policy and was instrumental in developing the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), which modernized America’s postal laws for the first time since 1970.
In addition, he was a senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1987 to 1994.
Taub has served as the Acting Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) since 2014 and has been a Commissioner of the PRC since 2011.
During his time at the agency, the PRC has seen a large increase in its work, issuing decisions in three major cases regarding changes to post offices and overnight delivery standards, reviewing an extensive number of post office appeals, evaluating a major negotiated service agreement, adjudicating several complaint cases, and completing work on a wide array of rate and classification cases as well as annual compliance determinations.
A native of Gloversville, New York, Commissioner Taub earned both a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from American University in Washington, D.C.
source: White House and Postal Regulatory Commission