President Obama re-nominates GOP creator of 2006 Postal Reform bill to PRC

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

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

11 thoughts on “President Obama re-nominates GOP creator of 2006 Postal Reform bill to PRC

  1. Why is this an issue? The pre funding ends on September 30th, and usps won’t make the payment and nothing will happen to them anyway. We have missed the last 4 or 5 payments and it’s no big deal so why all the fuss? We’re still making $ even with idiot politicians and idiot management so stop worrying over this. Focus your energies towards Rolando and the worthless contract we will get again. Make it known to him that we as a union deserve a decent raise, rather than him telling us all the things “we didn’t lose” instead of him fighting to get us something more.

  2. USPS personnel are viewed by the Washington,DC political establishment of both the Republican and the Democratic parties,as lowly humankinds;who are to be totally taking for granted. And the same goes for the executive branch(Obama). Thanks to mutual D.C. extreme arrogance,there is currently only one postal Board of Governors,when they should be have nine appointees.

    • scr,
      you’re on target. In addition to that the real game being played is how the federal retirees from the Postal Service (730,000) people . Non from the other federal sectors yet, until they perish the seniors with this Medicare Integration sponsored by Congress leaders namely Rep. Cummings, Rep. Chaffetz, both supporting legislation that major aim is to hurt retired postal people. I’m so sure they know this because N.A.R.F.E. opposed the legislation as written and several other important issue, Government Pension Offset, and the Windfall Elimination Provision. What a mess we are about to be tossed into. Believe it or not the four Unions are on board with the medicare integration, but the issue is the bottom line for health plan owners. Then the bottom line is in agreement with our insurance companies, and carriers, Catch That Arrow. Please forward the message. Also fact check this if needed. Lot of confusing language riding on these issues.
      This time the light in the tunnel is a Train!!!!!

  3. “meet the new boss, same as the old boss”! The Who! just a marxist going about his evil business, nothing new under the sun.

  4. The line between the parties seems to get thinner all the time. I like Obama’s
    choice for education. He was the guy for charter schools. I think it don’t make
    much difference. The end results petty much the same. what ever special interest
    what,they get.

  5. With the medicare integration issues weighing heavily against federal postal retirees and this matter being served on a platter for this person of apparent notoriety to govern our important issues in favor of (get a grip) us, dream on, my fearless postal workers management and craft, working or retired that is the nail.
    We may not leave by through the same door, however, the results are and will hurt all of us the same.
    What appreciation for the jobs performed for and with the public, and being one where the customer will always be correct, I loved the performance of myself while employed there.

    Unity or we perish together postal retirees!!!!!!

  6. Why would President Obama re pick the man that came up with the Postal Dismantling Act? Because forcing the Postal Service, and only the Postal Service, has placed a huge burden on the Postal service and the employees! Nothing like supporting the employees that campaigned for him! The idea of having the Postal Service pre pay it’s health care costs, while every other organization doesn’t have to, is stupid. Why didn’t the President pick some one else that wants to destroy the Postal Service?

  7. Let’s see we have President Obama re-appointing the person who created a law that says the USPS must pre-fund benefits 75 years in advance. Who out there agrees, President Obama is no friend of the United States Postal Service when he nominates people who basically want to privatize the postal service. Soon to be Mr. Obama is no real friend to the American Worker.

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