Peak push

Mary Hitchcock, a Williamston, MI, rural carrier, is helping USPS deliver an estimated 750 million packages this holiday season.

USPS employees are working hard to deliver the holidays for customers, PMG Megan J. Brennan told radio listeners across the nation last week.

In a series of interviews, the PMG said the Postal Service is on track to deliver about 16 billion mailpieces during the holidays — including more than 750 million packages.

“Our primary responsibility is to deliver service to the American public, and nobody does it better than the dedicated men and women of the United States Postal Service,” Brennan told WGVU-FM in Grand Rapids, MI.

The PMG also discussed the Postal Service’s preparations for the holiday season. The organization has added new equipment in plants and hired more than 35,000 seasonal employees, and it’s offering Sunday package deliveries in select markets.

Additionally, Brennan touted this year’s selection of seasonal stamps and the services available at, where customers can order free Priority Mail boxes, print shipping labels, track packages and schedule pickups.

Rodger Nichols, a host on KLCK-AM in Portland, OR, told Brennan he’s continually impressed with USPS.

“Those of us who depend on it regularly are amazed at the quality and the people,” Nichols said.

The PMG also expressed her pride in employees.

“I have tremendous respect for the men and women of the Postal Service who serve the American public on a daily basis,” she said.