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Biden nominates Thomas Day to Postal Regulatory Commission

Today, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Thomas Day to serve as a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Day retired from the Postal Service in 2019 after serving in multiple senior roles including vice president of engineering, senior vice president of government affairs, senior vice president of intelligent mail and chief sustainability officer. Additionally, he served as the chair of the standards board at the Universal Position Union, the U.N. agency that governs international mail exchange from 2007-11. Following his retirement from the Postal Service, Day worked at the International Post Corporation (IPC) in Brussels. He is an Army veteran and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Day’s nomination will now be considered by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC). If advanced by the committee, the next step is for his nomination to be approved by the full Senate.

If confirmed, Day would replace Mark Acton, the current vice chairman of the commission who has served on the PRC since 2006.

The PRC has five commissioners, who are nominated by the president for six-year terms and confirmed by the Senate. Last week, HSGAC held a hearing to consider the renomination of Commissioner Robert Taub.

NALC will keep letter carriers updated as Day and Taub move through the nomination process.

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