Honoring Duncan

Two smiling men display plaque

Honoring Duncan. Robert M. Duncan, chairman of the USPS Board of Governors, was recently honored by his alma mater, the University of Kentucky.

Duncan received the Kentucky Public Service Hall of Fame Award from the university’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration during a Nov. 22 ceremony.

Duncan is a longtime public servant whose previous roles include serving as assistant director of the White House Office of Public Liaison under President George H.W. Bush and serving as chairman of Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors.

Employee awards. The Postal Service recently honored two consumer and industry contact managers, Melida Nealy and La Vanda Fondren-Copeland, for their efforts to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Nealy, who works in New York District, and Fondren-Copeland, who works in Northern Ohio District, each received a Chief FOIA Officer’s Award, a quarterly honor that recognizes postal employees who respond to requests in a timely manner and help USPS foster transparency.

Fondren-Copeland also received a Chief FOIA Officer’s Award in 2015.

FOIA is a 1966 law that allows individuals and organizations to request documents, emails and more from federal agencies.

The Freedom of Information Act Blue page has more information.

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