Two nominees to the U.S. Postal Service board of governors pledged to protect the agency as a public entity while avoiding service cuts for customers, though both conceded they had a steep learning curve ahead of them to familiarize themselves on postal issues.
Lee Moak and Bill Zollars, both nominated by President Trump to fill two of the five current USPS board vacancies, told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee they had little familiarity with the intricacies of the Postal Service. They repeatedly pledged to learn and engage in research when asked questions from lawmakers about what prescriptions they had to improve the cash-strapped agency’s financial standing.
“I am not a postal expert and I am still only at the beginning stages of understanding the Postal Service’s current challenges,” Moak said, adding he would draw on his experience solving complex issues requiring engagement from stakeholders with different agendas