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‘Driver of change’

Williamson to depart USPS

Chief Human Resources Officer Jeffrey Williamson
Chief Human Resources Officer Jeffrey Williamson testifies before a U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee in 2014. He’ll leave USPS on Jan. 11 after 14 years.

Chief Human Resources Officer Jeffrey Williamson will leave the Postal Service this week to return to the private sector.

Williamson has served in his current role since 2013, overseeing all aspects of human resources for USPS and its 640,000 employees. Under his leadership, the organization expanded workforce training, negotiated new labor agreements, renewed its focus on safety and introduced initiatives like HERO, an online learning portal.

In a memo last week announcing Williamson’s departure, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan praised his contributions.

“Jeff has been an outstanding leader and driver of change throughout the organization, and his commitment to his colleagues and the men and women of the Postal Service will be missed,” Brennan wrote. She added that his “leadership and influence has gone beyond his role mandate. He has helped position the Postal Service and our employees for long-term success.”

Williamson began his postal career 14 years ago. He served in several operations positions and as pricing vice president before becoming chief human resources officer.

Before joining USPS, Williamson was a management consultant with IBM. He will take a position with a private sector firm after he leaves the Postal Service on Jan. 11.

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