About this Episode:
Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night will keep the U.S Postal Service from doing what it does best — delivering billions of pieces of mail and packages during its busiest holiday season to date!!
Predicting another double-digit increase in package volume this year, the Postal Service expects to deliver about 750 million packages for a total of 16 billion pieces of mail and packages (that’s billion with a B) — processing more than 611 million pieces of mail on December 19, the busiest mailing day of the year and delivering more than 30 million packages on December 22, the busiest delivery day
So what does that mean for us this holiday? How can we be sure our packages will make it where they need to go on time? What is the Postal Service doing to make it easy to ship gifts and fun to send holiday greetings?
About Megan J. Brennan:
Megan J. Brennan is the 74th and the first female Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization.
Appointed by the Governors of the Postal Service, Brennan began her tenure as Postmaster General in February 2015. In the prior four years, Brennan served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Postal Service, and held prior roles as Vice President of both the Eastern Area and Northeast Area Operations. Brennan began her 29-year Postal Service career as a Letter Carrier in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Brennan earned a master of business administration degree as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also an alumna of Immaculata College in Pennsylvania.