THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Cleveland, Ohio) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 2, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD J. GLEIMAN AS CHAIR AND COMMISSIONER AND DANA B. COVINGTON AS COMMISSIONER OF THE U.S. POSTAL RATE COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Edward J. Gleiman to serve as Chair and Commissioner and Dana B. Covington as Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission.
Mr. Edward J. Gleiman, of Colesville, Maryland, has served as the Chair of the Postal Rate Commission since 1994. From 1987 to 1993, he served as the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Federal Services, Post Office and Civil Service of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and served as a policy advisor to then Senator David Pryor (D-AR). From 1977 to 1986, he served on the staff and as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice and Agriculture of the House Committee on Government Operations. From 1974 to 1977, he served as Director of the Fair Information Practice Staff in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He began his career in public service in 1968 as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent Office. Mr. Gleiman received a B.S. degree from Loyola College and a J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore.
Mr. Dana B. Covington, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, is the Director of Communications, Planning and Policy at the U.S. Senate Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms. During 1997, Mr. Covington was a political consultant to the National Republican Congressional Committee and in 1996, he was a congressional candidate for the Second Congressional District in Mississippi. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Covington was employed by the Social Security Administration as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner, and Congressional Inquiries and Paralegal Specialist with SSA's Office of Hearings and Appeals. In these capacities, he communicated with beneficiaries and claimants, wrote decisions for adjudicated cases, and worked to provide workers' compensation packages. He was a staff assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy from 1988 to 1990. From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Covington was District Administrator for Congressman Webb Franklin of Mississippi. Mr. Covington received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree from the University of Mississippi.
The Postal Rate Commission is responsible for recommending postal rates and mail classifications for adoption by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. The Commission may promulgate rules and regulations, establish procedures and take any other action it deems necessary to carry out their functions and obligations. Additionally, the Commission has jurisdiction to review Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate small post offices.