An Omen of Things to Come
When the comments of an organization’s top executive to its board of directors are published in a press release after they’ve met, it’s likely that such a statement is less intended to report on the meeting’s proceedings than to provide curated information for public and media consumption. Any candid discussions among the organization’s leadership are kept confidential.
For example, when the Postal Service’s Board of Governors convened November 9 and 10 at USPS Headquarters, the first day’s session was closed – i.e., it’s where frank discussions occurred – while the second day’s session was public and Board members offered carefully crafted official comments. Among those was a prepared statement by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.