VP retires

Larry Munoz, vice president of Western regional processing operations, retired April 29 after 36 years with the Postal Service.

“Larry was instrumental in leading the organization through its restructuring, which helped us stabilize and improve service, focus on the core aspects of our business, and establish clearer lines of authority and accountability,” Postmaster General Louis DeJoy wrote in a memo announcing Munoz’s retirement.

Munoz was appointed to his most recent role in 2020. He oversaw 146 processing facilities and 56,000 employees in a geographical area spanning from the Great Lakes to the Pacific island territories.

Previously he served as Pacific Area vice president, where he managed 25 processing facilities and more than 67,000 employees.

His tenure in the role coincided with California’s most destructive wildfire, the Camp Fire, in 2018.

In 2019, he was a finalist for the National Engagement Leader of the Year award.

Munoz joined the organization in 1986 as a distribution clerk. He also worked as a senior plant manager; district manager for the San Diego, Santa Ana and Sierra Coastal districts; and as operations support manager for the Pacific Area.

Serving the nation

The Eagle magazine’s spring edition focuses on the Postal Service’s role in delivering COVID-19 test kits.

The organization has delivered hundreds of millions of tests — 90 percent within two days — which is seen as a testament to the expanded capacity and streamlined transportation developed under Delivering for America initiatives.

This issue also describes a new postal initiative to facilitate merchandise returns, a source of potential revenue growth for USPS.

The Postal Service mailed the magazine’s latest edition to employees’ home addresses this week.

The Eagle is also available on Newsroom, a USPS online news hub.

Mind, body and spirit

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar to learn how the connection between the mind, body and spirit can improve a person’s well-being.

The session, “Nourish Your Mind, Body and Spirit,” will be held Monday, May 16, at noon EDT.

Representatives from GEHA, a not-for-profit provider of health plans for federal employees, will discuss physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellness, as well as how kindness and gratitude affects people. Aromatherapy will also be covered.

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 an email with a link to an archived recording.

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.