Today the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors has three members. It’s supposed to have eleven members. Currently the board is made up of one governor, the postmaster-general and the deputy postmaster-general.
The law dictates that six members must be present for a quorum. For more than a year the board has been short of the required six members.
- November 2014: Six governors
- December 2014: Five governors
- November 2015: Three governors
- December 2015: One governor
By law, the Board is supposed to:
- Represent Public Interest
- Direct & Control Expenditures
- Review USPS Practices & Policies
- Appoint Top USPS executives
- Name the Inspector-general
- Ensure Agency Meets its Statutory Obligations