US Postmaster General retires

US Postmaster General Megan J Brennan retired last week, ending her five year tenure there. She was the first woman to serve in the role. Her primary focus was on the quality of service the US Postal Service (USPS) provided.

“As Postmaster General, Megan Brennan has been an inspiration to her colleagues in the Postal Service. Her leadership skills helped guide the institution through exceptionally challenging circumstances, and her vision helped speed the pace of innovation and deliver process improvements throughout the organisation,” said Robert M. “Mike” Duncan, chairman of the USPS Board of Governors.

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan addressed her colleagues in a farewell message on the USPS website: “After a 34-year career with the Postal Service, I am retiring June 12 with a tremendous sense of pride in all we do for the nation and in how we do it — by focusing on our mission of service and by coming together and supporting one another as colleagues and friends. I am filled with gratitude and humility to have had the honour of leading our organisation as the 74th Postmaster General over the past five years.

“I am especially grateful for the widespread support the men and women of the Postal Service continue to earn from people all across the country. This outpouring of heartfelt sentiment is reflected in recent opinion surveys that find that we are the most favoured government agency in America (Pew Research Centre in October 2019), we are more trusted than any brand in America (Morning Consult in January) and we have the best reputation among all brands amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Harris Poll in June).

“This recognition of the important work that we do on behalf of our nation is a testament to the commitment of our employees in every community in America, to our indispensable mission of public service, and to the spirit we embrace of continually adapting and innovating to fulfil our ongoing responsibilities as a part of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

“It has been a privilege to work collaboratively with so many of you to drive progress in our organisation and to advance our brand and our business. Together, we have tackled complex and important issues, competed effectively across our marketplace and increased the value we deliver to the American public.”