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Virginia employee becomes U.S. citizen

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Midlothian, VA, Rural Carrier Virginia Genao worked in human resources in her native Dominican Republic.

Virginia Genao recently achieved one of her major goals: She became a U.S. citizen.

“The process was hard, but I was determined,” said Genao, a Midlothian, VA, rural carrier. “Citizenship was the only way for me to have a secure future.”

Co-workers celebrated with Genao, who was previously a human resources manager in her native Dominican Republic.

“She always does a great job, and all of her co-workers were happy for her,” said Acting Postmaster Bruce Babbs.

Genao relocated to Virginia eight years ago, then joined the Postal Service in 2014.

“Few federal agencies hire legal residents, so I was thankful that USPS was there for me,” she said.

Now that she is a citizen, Genao, who holds a master’s degree in human resources, sees a bright future with the organization.

“I enjoy helping people, so I intend to use my education and experience to give back to USPS through a human resources path,” she said. “I’m just getting started.”

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