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New Postmaster General selected following Postal Governor resignation

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors (BOG) announced the selection of Louis DeJoy to serve as the next Postmaster General (PMG) today, succeeding current PMG Megan Brennan who announced her intent to resign back in October 2019, but remained in her role while the search for a new PMG continued.

DeJoy, a North Carolina resident and businessman who currently serves as the lead fundraiser for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, is expected to begin serving in his new role effective June 15th and is the first PMG in over 20 years to not rise through the ranks of Postal Service. In addition to his fundraising efforts, DeJoy is a member of the Board of Trustees at Elon University and was the CEO and board member of XPO Logistics, a transportation and logistics company based in Connecticut.

The selection of the new PMG followed the unexpected resignation of BOG Vice-Chairman David Williams on April 30. Williams’ term as governor expired in December, though governors may continue to serve on the board for an additional holdover year if they are not immediately replaced. With Williams resignation, the Board now has 3 Republican governors and 1 Democratic governor remaining. With the PMG and Deputy PMG, the board continues to have a quorum to operate.

USPS needs financial assistance from Congress to survive the revenue loss driven by the COVID-19 crisis and the associated economic downturn. To support our continued efforts, letter carriers should continue contacting their members of Congress to urge support for funding in the next stimulus package.

Let Congress know that there is overwhelming voter support for funding (link to poll here).

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