WASHINGTON, DC The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet in Washington, DC, at Postal Service Headquarters, 475 LEnfant Plaza, SW, on May 6-7, 2008. The public is welcome to observe the Boards open session, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 7 in the Ben Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:


Wednesday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m.


  1. Minutes of the previous meetings, April 1-2 and April 14, 2008.
  2. Remarks of the Chairman of the Board (Alan Kessler).
  3. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO (John Potter).
  4. Committee reports.
  5. Quarterly Report on Service Performance (Delores Killette, Consumer Advocate and Vice President).
  6. Quarterly Report on Financial Performance (Glen Walker, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President).
  7. Capital investments.
    1. Richmond, VA, Processing and Distribution Center (Tom Samra, Vice President, Facilities).
    2. New York, NY, International Service Center/John F. Kennedy Air Mail Center New Lease Ground and Building (Mr. Samra).
  8. Tentative agenda for the July 29-30, 2008, meeting in Washington, DC.

An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits every address in the nation 146 million homes and businesses. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses, not tax dollars. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $75 billion and delivers nearly half the worlds mail.