New organization

The Postal Service has created a new organization to enable effective planning, coordination and management of facility and vehicle infrastructure projects.

The new Facilities and Fleet Management organization will be led by Ronnie Jarriel, who will serve as senior vice president, reporting directly to the postmaster general.

In this new, expanded role, Jarriel will direct the execution of the Postal Service’s stated strategies and initiatives to modernize all USPS facilities and the organization’s vehicle fleet.

Benjamin Kuo will continue to lead Facilities’ initiatives as facilities vice president and report to Jarriel.

“We continue to drive forward on our Delivering for America priorities of improving our service, reducing our costs, growing our business and making the Postal Service a great place to work for our employees. Aligning the organization for better focus and enhancing collaboration has been an ongoing initiative to accomplish these goals. This new group will have the capability and clarity of mission to execute on our strategies of investing in the modernization of our processing, delivery and logistics assets,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who announced the changes recently.

He noted that over the next five years, the Postal Service has major initiatives to upgrade most of its owned processing centers and larger delivery units, as well as to acquire 106,000 new delivery vehicles.

He also noted that the implementation of electric vehicle infrastructure across the nation will be required to support the 66,000 electric vehicles included in the five-year acquisition plans.

“We have a good strategy and need to align various parts of the organization to better execute on it,” DeJoy said.

The Eagle magazine’s summer edition has more information on network and transportation improvements under Delivering for America.

Medicare and retirement

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar on Medicare and retirement.

The session will be held Sept. 20 at noon Eastern.

The webinar, presented by Aetna, will provide tips for retirement planning, explore available benefits and offer specific information on Medicare parts A, B, C and D.

Participants must register beforehand on the webinar website. After signing up, directions will be emailed to each registrant.

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

For more information, email the USPS Wellness team or check out the Financial Wellness tab on the Wellness LiteBlue page.

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot. A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 95.40 percent during the week ending Sept. 8, down -0.61% from one week earlier.

The data was collected Sept. 13.

WestPac led the four areas with a rating of 96.37 percent, while Southern ranked last with a 94.79 percent rating.

Among the 50 districts, California 6, part of WestPac Area, ranked first with a 97.55 percent rating, while Illinois 1, part of Central Area, ranked last with an 87.87 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 July 1-Sept. 1, the Postal Service delivered 91.5 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 95.4 percent of Marketing Mail and 86.3 percent of Periodicals on time, the figures show.

Postal Bulletin. Postal Bulletin’s Sept. 7 edition features a cover story about helping older adults prepare for emergencies, along with the latest updates to USPS policies, procedures and forms.

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