Policy LunchApril 3, 2019
Comparable to a corporation’s Board of Directors, the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors directs and controls the expenditures and reviews the practices and policies of the Postal Service. The governors’ work is essential to help provide strategic direction and guidance to the Postal Service.
From December 2016 to August 2018, the Postal Service had no outside governors. In August 2018, the U.S. Senate confirmed David Williams and Robert Duncan to become governors, the first such confirmations since 2010.
David Williams served as Inspector General of the Postal Service from 2013-16 and was responsible for a staff or more than 1,100. The last five Presidents have appointed Mr. Williams to important positions.
The Board of Governors will continue to have a major role in addressing current challenges and facilitating postal reform.