Board elections

The USPS Board of Governors unanimously elected Roman Martinez IV and Anton G. Hajjar its chairman and vice chairman, respectively, Jan. 12.

Martinez will be the board’s 25th chairman. He succeeds Ron A. Bloom, whose term on the board expired in December.

Martinez joined the board in August 2019 and has served as vice chairman since February of last year.

After retiring from Lehman Brothers in 2003, he has served on the boards of numerous companies and nonprofits, including the International Rescue Committee, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Cigna Corp.

Hajjar has served on the board since last May. He was general counsel for the American Postal Workers Union and has represented unions and workers while in private practice.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy congratulated both men on their elections, adding that he has “benefited from Martinez’s broad experience and wise counsel throughout my tenure.”

DeJoy also said that Hajjar will serve the board well as vice chairman and that he “looks forward to continue working together to secure a vibrant public Postal Service for our country.”

Fitness facts

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar to learn habits that lead to healthy lifestyles.

The session, “Weight Loss Myths and Facts,” will be held Monday, Jan. 24, at noon EST.

Representatives from GEHA, a not-for-profit provider of health plans for federal employees, will share detailed information on weight loss.

Participants must register before the event on the webinar website. After signing up, directions for accessing the webinar will be emailed to each registrant.

Following the webinar, every registrant will receive a link to an archived recording of the webinar, along with the slides.

Participation is voluntary. Nonexempt employees may only participate off the clock or during authorized breaks.

For more information, email the USPS Health and Wellness team.