Fleet modernization

The Postal Service has named Ronnie J. Jarriel to a newly created vice president position to oversee fleet modernization and electrification strategy.

The new position reports to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who said in a recent memo that this move “will accelerate the acquisition and development of our new vehicle fleet.”

Jarriel’s team consists of Fleet Management, including the vehicle maintenance facilities; the next-generation delivery vehicle program; and the contracting teams responsible for vehicles and delivery.

The Delivery Industrial Equipment team will remain with Supply Management.

Prior to joining the Postal Service, Jarriel held senior leadership positions at XPO Logistics and New Breed Logistics.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time set aside to learn about the cultures and accomplishments of people of Asian, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian descent.

The observance officially began in 1978, when President Jimmy Carter signed into law a Congressional resolution requesting a weeklong celebration in the beginning of May. In 1990, the week was extended to a month by Congressional decree.

Several recent USPS postage stamps honor Asian Americans and their accomplishments.

The Chien-Shiung Wu stamp celebrates the nuclear physicist who worked on uranium enrichment and radiation detectors for the Manhattan Project, the scientific collaboration that produced the atomic bomb, which brought an end to World War II.

The Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII stamp, pays tribute to the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team composed primarily of second-generation Japanese Americans.

And the lunar new year stamps have proven so popular that USPS is on its third series. The first two series ran from 1992-2004 and from 2008-2019. The current lunar New Year stamp, Year of the Rabbit, was released Jan. 12.

Between 2000 and 2019, the Asian American population in the United States grew 81 percent, according to the Pew Research Center, making Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country.

The Library of Congress’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website has more information.

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot: A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 97.18 percent during the week ending April 28, down 0.08 percent from one week earlier.

The data was collected May 3.

WestPac led the four areas with a rating of 97.33 percent, while Southern ranked last with a 97.11 percent rating.

Among the 50 districts, Hawaii, part of WestPac, ranked first with a 98.23 percent rating, while Illinois 1, part of 94.88, ranked last with an 94.88 percent rating.

Scanning data allows customers to track their mail and packages, which helps USPS deliver excellent service, boost loyalty and drive revenue.

To see the latest data, go to the Informed Visibility website and select “Customer Experience,” followed by “DES 2 Scan Performance.” Postal Service employees must request Informed Visibility access through eAccess.

Delivery data. From April 1-21, the Postal Service delivered 91.6 percent of First-Class Mail on time when compared with the organization’s service standard, according to data released last week.

During the same period, USPS delivered 95.8 percent of Marketing Mail and 87.9 percent of Periodicals on time, the figures show.

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