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USPS Board of Governors Lacks a Quorum

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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