The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Stephen Crawford to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors.
Crawford was part of President Obama’s 2008 transition team for the U.S. Postal Service where he made recommendations on policy. Among them he suggested that the Post Office offer free PO boxes to citizens as a substitute for delivery to their homes and reduce frequency of mail delivery to 3 to 5 times a week.
The Board of Governors directs and controls postal service expenditures, reviews its practices and sets policy on all postal matters. It consists of 9 governors, appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
Crawford is currently a research professor at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University.
Previously, he served as Vice President for Policy and Research at the Corporation for Enterprise Development from 2009 to 2011, and Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution from 2008 to 2009.
Prior to that, Crawford was the Director of Social, Economic and Workforce Programs at the National Governors Association from 2002 to 2007 and Vice President, Treasurer, and Board Secretary of the National Policy Association from 2000 to 2002.
those expecting an appointment of a governor who will support the Post Office as a democratic institution, which will honor its mandate of providing affordable service to all its citizens, and good jobs for the country, may well be disappointed.