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Kubayanda confirmed to Postal Regulatory Commission

On Dec. 7, the Senate unanimously confirmed Michael Kubayanda to serve as a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Kubayanda, who has served as the chairman of the commission since Jan. 2021, was renominated by President Biden and has been a member of the PRC since 2019. His new term will expire on Nov. 26, 2026.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to continue to work alongside my fellow commissioners and the talented staff of the commission,” Chairman Kubayada said. “The commission’s work is fundamental at a time of great challenge and opportunity for the nation’s mail system.”

Prior to his service on the PRC, Kubayanda served as a board member and privacy officer for a digital health startup. He also previously worked with the USPS Office of Inspector General and as counsel to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The PRC is the independent body that exercises regulatory oversight over the Postal Service. Its responsibilities include preventing anticompetitive practices, promoting accountability, adjudicating complaints, setting postal rates and helping oversee delivery service standards. The PRC has five commissioners, who are nominated by the president for six-year terms and confirmed by the Senate.

“NALC congratulates Michael Kubayanda on this important confirmation,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We look forward to his continued leadership at the Postal Regulatory Commission.”

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