WASHINGTON — The Postal Service Board of Governors today replaced Postmaster General Paul N. Carlin with former American Airlines Chairman Albert V. Casey, a Postal Service spokesman said.
An official announcement of Carlin's departure was scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Spokesman Ralph Stewart would not say if Carlin, who has been head of the quasi-governmental agency for a year, will stay with the Postal Service.
The board met in closed session at Postal Service headquarters to make the decision on Carlin's future.
Carlin has resisted the board's efforts to reduce the size of postal headquarters staff and the number of employees at regional and district offices.
He frequently said such changes would be "disruptive."
In a December issue, Van H. Seagraves, publisher of Business Mailers Review, a Washington-based newsletter, said Carlin had been criticized privately by board members for failing to master issues such as mechanization of mail sorting and for inability to make tough decisions.