Eric Chavez has been appointed Northeast Area’s acting vice president, effective Feb. 2.
Northeast Area has 45 plants, 4,000 delivery and retail units and approximately 90,000 employees. The area includes New England, parts of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Chavez currently serves as Suncoast District manager. His previous assignments include Southern Area operations support manager; Gulf Atlantic District manager; senior plant manager in Tampa, FL; and Chicago Postmaster.
He joined the Postal Service in 1986 as a letter carrier in Jacksonville, FL.
Edward F. Phelan Jr., the current Northeast Area vice president, will retire Feb. 3 after 39 years with USPS.