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Welcome to 2015

The year ahead will bring new PMG, other milestones

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The new year will bring leadership changes and other milestones for the Postal Service.

PMG Pat Donahoe will retire Feb. 1 after 39 years with USPS. He’ll be succeeded by COO Megan Brennan, who’ll become the 74th Postmaster General — and the first woman to hold the position.

“The organization has a lot of momentum right now, and we’re doing a lot to innovate and improve the way we serve the public and our customers,” Donahoe said in November, when he announced his retirement.

“The nature of delivery is changing dramatically and the Postal Service will continue to be an important part of those changes.”

USPS will dedicate several stamps in 2015, including the Battle of New Orleans, the final entry in the War of 1812 series. Also planned: new Music Icons, Legends of Hollywood and Black Heritage stamps.

The 2015 National Postal Forum, the mailing industry’s largest annual meeting, will be held May 17-20 in Anaheim, CA. Other major events will include National Postal Customer Council (PCC) Week from Sept. 21-25.

Another date to remember: July 26, the Postal Service’s 240th anniversary.

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