It’s not every day USPS honors a retiring employee with a flag presentation, but Arizona District “service czar” Clyde Jones received such an honor last week.
During a ceremony in front of the Phoenix Main Post Office and Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC), Jones lowered the flag, which Western Area VP Greg Graves helped him fold and place in a glass case.
The case was presented to Jones at the end of the ceremony.
“I appreciate everything the Postal Service has done for me,” Jones said. “I do believe I have established a legacy of service and that our employees will continue that legacy to take care of our customers.”
Jones worked for USPS for 33 years, including the past eight as the P&DC’s senior plant manager. He was known by fellow managers for his commitment to customer service, earning him the “service czar” designation.
During the recent peak season, Jones oversaw on-time processing and delivery of record holiday mail volumes.
Said Graves: “He is going out on top.”