The US Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight over the United States Postal Service (USPS), has appointed commissioner Mark Acton as vice chairman from January 1, 2023, taking over from commissioner Ann Fisher.
Agency regulations require commissioners to elect a member to serve as vice chairman for a term of one year.
Acton was reappointed to the commission by President Barack Obama on December 12, 2016, for a third term of continued public service extending until October 14, 2022.
President George W. Bush first nominated Acton as a postal rate commissioner on November 7, 2005, and he was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2006. Prior to his appointments, Acton served as special assistant to the chairman of the Postal Rate Commission and assisted in managing all aspects of agency operations.
Commissioner Acton was the first member of PRC staff to join the panel of commissioners. On concluding his present term, Acton will have served at the PRC longer than any other commissioner. He is the sole sitting commissioner to have been appointed as a commissioner of both the former Postal Rate Commission and the Postal Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Acton has served previously as PRC vice chairman.