President Trump has argued in recent days that the U.S. Postal Service has lost a fortune delivering Amazon packages at a discount.
However, some of the agency's problems might lie with the president. The top planning and oversight board at the Postal Service has been unable to meet and consider matters such as the agency's long-term relationship with Amazon, because the president has failed to appoint any of the nine governors to the 11-member Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service.
In October, Trump nominated three candidates who still await Senate confirmation. The board needs at least four new members to have a quorum for meetings, which prompted concerns from a bipartisan group of senators late last year.
"Without a quorum, the Postal Service cannot make key operational decisions or provide accountability for operational deficiencies, such as intentional mail delays, drug trafficking through the Postal Service's network, and dramatically falling mail volumes and revenue," according to a November letter to President Trump from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.