Postal Service sees chance to turn the page after tumultuous year
The president earlier this year appointed three people to fill existing vacancies on the board: former Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman, former American Postal Workers Union General Counsel Anton Hajjar and Amber McReynolds, CEO of the nonpartisan National Vote at Home Institute.
Experts noted the picks brought diversity to the board, but they were skeptical of the idea that DeJoy’s ouster was imminent. Instead, they suggested the board might look to implement changes such as the ones outlined in the bipartisan legislation and work with DeJoy before considering his removal.
McReynolds said in an interview that the agency is at a pivotal moment in its 50-year history, and she argued the pandemic should force the Postal Service to reimagine how it can best serve the public.
She suggested better collaboration with state and local elections officials would lead to smoother implementation of mail-in voting and ballot tracking, an area where she has extensive experience.