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Year began with new leadership, Postal Pulse launch

PMG Megan J. Brennan
PMG Megan J. Brennan takes the oath at her March 6 installation ceremony.

The Postal Service began 2015 with an historic leadership transition.

Megan J. Brennan became the 74th Postmaster General and the first woman to serve in the role Feb. 1.

In her opening message to employees, Brennan discussed the Postal Service’s need to invest in employee training and infrastructure, speed the pace of innovation, give employees more flexibility to better serve customers, and continue building an efficient network.

Brennan also named her Executive Leadership Team, including appointing David E. Williams to succeed her as chief operating officer.

Later in February, the Postal Service invited prospective suppliers to submit information for an ongoing initiative to replace as many as 180,000 delivery vehicles with newer models.

The following month, USPS introduced the Postal Pulse employee survey, which became a cornerstone of the organization’s efforts to foster more enthusiasm and involvement among its workforce.

The Postal Service also kept the mail moving throughout the winter months. This was especially challenging in the Northeast, where some areas received several feet of snow in January and February.

Coming next: Link’s four-part review of 2015 continues with postage for a poet, a forum for innovation and more.

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