Linn’s Stamp News reports that the the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) “staged an unprecedented protest” at its September quarterly meeting, suspending the session, and sending a letter to the Postmaster General requesting a meeting. The actions come in the wake of tension between the committee and USPS stamp service management.
The committee, which is appointed by the PMG, has thirteen members, including a former Postmaster General and a former USPS Governor. Linn’s says that all of the members signed the letter.
The report, by Linn’s correspondent Bill McAllister, notes that while the letter did not name either USPS Marketing chief Nagisa Manabe or stamp services executive Susan McGovern, USPS sources told the magazine that “the committee is upset with both women, and what they see as a diminished role they have given CSAC in the stamp selection process.”
The CSAC protest follows last week’s news that an entire press run of stamps was to be destroyed for promoting unsafe activities for children, a decision which subjected both the USPS and the White House to ridicule; and the revelation that the USPS was paying celebrity futurist “Faith Popcorn” $1.5 million to predict the future of stamps.