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Fiscal Year 2022 Board of Governors' Expenditures


The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, as amended, established the Board of Governors (Board), which is comprised of nine governors appointed by the President of the United States, the postmaster general, and the deputy postmaster general. While some members of the Board changed during the year, there was a full Board throughout fiscal year (FY) 2022.

The Board reviews the U.S. Postal Service’s practices and policies and establishes objectives and goals in accordance with Title 39 of the U.S. Code. In FY 2022, the Board incurred $534,447 in salaries, travel, meeting fees, and professional service expenses.

What We Did

Our objective was to determine whether expenditures by the Board of Governors were properly supported and reasonable and complied with Postal Service and Board policies and procedures. We reviewed all payments made to governors for salaries and meeting fees, totaling $318,133, as well as 83 of 261 Board expenditures, totaling $162,960 of $216,314.

What We Found

All the salaries and fees paid to the governors were properly supported. The other Board expenditures reviewed, including meeting expenses, were reasonable, and controls over the use of the purchase card were operating effectively. The governors, Secretary of the Board, and Board personnel travel vouchers were properly supported and generally complied with policies. However, we did identify one duplicate payment made to a governor, resulting in an overpayment of $1,365. This issue was communicated to Postal Service management during the audit, and management plans to recover the overpayment through the governor’s next travel voucher.


Based upon the audit results, we did not make any recommendations.