Senate takes 5 years to approve 5 USPS Board of Governors nominees – FOUR more still needed

June 16, 2015 Today, David Shapira’s nomination to the USPS Board of Governors was approved by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. David. Shapira is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Giant Eagle, Inc, a $10 billion company with nearly 40,000 employees. Shapira and 4 other nominees must now await confirmation by the […]

Senate considers nomination of David Shapira for USPS Board of Governors

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the hearing, “Nomination of Peter V. Neffenger to be Assistant Secretary (Transportation Security Administration), U.S. Department of Homeland Security and David S. Shapira to be a Governor, United States Postal Service Board of Governors” Below is the opening statement of Ranking […]

Senate Committee confirms four nominees to USPS Board of Governors

Senate Committee Confirms Four Nominees to USPS Board of Governors – Full Senate Hearing To Follow May 6, 2015 The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs held a business meeting  on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Four nominees for the United States Postal Service Board of Governors were approved at the business meeting. […]

USPS delays implementation of price changes scheduled for April 26

Postal Service Delays April 2015 Price Change The USPS Board of Governors decided today to delay the implementation of new market-dominant and competitive rates and classification changes until all of our proposed market-dominant changes are approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (“PRC”). This decision was primarily motivated by a desire to eliminate potential adverse impacts […]

President Obama re-nominates five of six for USPS Board of Governors

Victoria Kennedy  is not on the list of re-nominations for USPS Board of Governors. 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 […]

U. S. Senate in no hurry to fill 6 vacancies on USPS Board of Governors

In December 2014 ,Senator Tom Carper urged his colleagues to confirm the nominations of Mickey D. Barnett, David Michael Bennett, Stephen Crawford, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, James C. Miller III to the USPS Board of Governors. But the Senate remained gridlocked and only certain nominees were confirmed by the end of 113th Congress.  On December 17, […]

Postal Service 1st quarter financial results release date announced

Postal Service 1st quarter financial results release date announced January 23, 2015 -Mark your calendars: The Postal Service will report its first fiscal quarter results (the period from Oct. 2014 through Dec. 2014) on Friday Feb. 6. The Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors session in Washington, DC, will begin at 8:30 a.m. […]

USPS Board of Governors Temporary Emergency Committee changed January 7th meeting

Temporary Emergency Committee formerly known as USPS Board of Governors On January 6, 2015, members of the Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service met in Washington, DC, via teleconference, and voted unanimously to move their previously announced January 7, 2015, meeting to January 6, 2015. In addition, […]

USPS Board of Governors aka ‘Temporary Emergency Committee’ to hold teleconference January 7th

The USPS Board of Governors aka ‘USPS Temporary Emergency Committee’ is moving right along with handling the Postal Service’s business. Last week the USPS Temporary Emergency Committee (via Federal Register) announced that it had adopted a resolution.   effective November 14, 2014. The resolution grants remaining 3 appointed board members (James Bilbray, Ellen Williams and Louis J. […]

Senator Carper says Postal Reform should be a Top Priority for 114th Congress

12.22.14 WASHINGTON- As the 113th Congress ends, Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, renewed his call for Congressional action on comprehensive postal reform and called on the incoming 114th Congress to make the issue a top priority: “More than 200 years after its founding, the Postal Service remains […]