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Taub renominated to serve on Postal Regulatory Commission

On Jan. 3, President Biden sent dozens of nominations to Senate, including the renomination of Robert Taub to serve as a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Taub has been a PRC commissioner since 2011 and served as the committee’s chairman from Dec. 2014 until Jan. 2021. If confirmed by the Senate, Taub would serve a new term expiring on Oct. 14, 2028.

Prior to his service on the PRC, Taub served as a principal civilian advisor to the Secretary of the Army John McHugh. Before that, he served as former Rep. McHugh’s chief of staff. He also spent eight years working at the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The PRC is the independent body that exercises regulatory oversight over the Postal Service. Its responsibilities include preventing anticompetitive practices, promoting accountability, adjudicating complaints, setting postal rates and helping oversee delivery service standards. The PRC has five commissioners, who are nominated by the president for six-year terms and confirmed by the Senate.

Taub’s renomination must now be approved by the Senate. NALC will post updates as they are available.

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