THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Okinawa, Japan) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 22, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GEORGE A. OMAS AS A COMMISSIONER OF THE POSTAL RATE COMMISSION The President today nominated George A. Omas as Commissioner of the
Postal Rate Commission.
Mr. George A. Omas, of Biloxi, Mississippi, was initially confirmed by the Senate to serve as a Commissioner on the Postal Rate Commission in July, 1997, and is presently serving as Vice Chair of the Commission. Formerly, Mr. Omas was a staff member of the Sergeant at Arms Office in the House of Representatives. He has served as Staff Director for the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service and the Sub-Committee on Census, Statistics, and Postal Personnel.
Mr. Omas received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Mississippi.
The Postal Rate Commission (PRC) is responsible for recommending postal rates and mail classifications for adoption by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. The PRC may promulgate rules and regulations, establish procedures and take any other action it deems necessary to carry out its functions and obligations. Additionally, the PRC has appellate jurisdiction to review Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate small post offices.