Senate Causes Crisis for US Postal Service: A Call to Action
A great article by Mark Fallon on the Berkshire Company Blog. A short introduction to the article and link to read it in full is below:
Last year, I wrote a letter to my United States Senators(Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey) about the need for the Senate to confirm President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) Board of Governors. Senator Warren’s staff didn’t think that my letter warranted a response. One of Senator Markey’s aidescalled my office to share the senator’s support for this issue. He believed that some of the nominees would be confirmed during the “lame duck” session after the elections.
Back row (left to right): Allen Aven, Tracey Dunlap, Shawneen Betha, Miles French, Michael Waskover, David Martin, Cindy Bolles, Dr. Joshua Colin, Glenn Sollenberger, Lyle Gaines, Carrie Frankenfield, Bob Fehnel, Jason Hirschvogel, David Mastroianni; Front row (left to right): Julie Gosdin, Yulonda Francis-Love, Jagdeep Grewal, Roxanne Hosein, Cathy Rupard, Judith Antisdel, Cheryl Hudson, Karen Brondel, Art Gerckens
On August 5th, 2015 the U.S. Postal Service recognized 24 Postal Customer Councils (PCCs) – in eight award categories – for their achievements and creativity in communication, leadership, membership growth, innovation and educational program offerings.
As part of the festivities, the award finalists assembled at Postal Headquarters where they participated in roundtable discussions with other awards finalists, the Postmaster General (PMG), Deputy Postmaster General (DPMG), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and other officers. They shared key strategies and best practices for education, communication, collaboration and outreach.
The awards presentation followed the roundtable discussion where the PMG, DPMG, and COO presented the awards.
With more than 150 active PCCs across the country, achieving this level of recognition is commendable.
The 2015 National PCC Leadership Award winners are:
|PCC of the Year Large Market||PCC of the Year Small Market||Innovation of the Year|
|Greater Dallas - Gold||Central Missouri - Gold||Fairfield County, CT - Gold|
|Greater Portland, OR - Silver||Capitol City, MO - Silver||Greater Dallas - Silver|
|Sacramento - Bronze||Lehigh Valley, PA - Bronze||Harrisburg, PA Capital - Bronze|
|Communications Excellence||Education Excellence||Industry Member of the Year|
|Greater Dallas - Gold||Fairfield County, CT - Gold||Cathy Rupard - Gold|
|Greater Portland, OR - Silver||Greater Dallas - Silver||Judith Antisdel - Silver|
|Greater New York - Bronze||Greater Portland, OR - Bronze||John Millet - Bronze|
|Postal Member of the Year||District Manager of the Year|
|Lisa Landone - Gold||David Mastroianni - Gold|
|Cheryl Hudson - Silver||Julie Gosdin - Silver|
|Joshua D. Collins - Bronze||David Martin - Bronze|
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of everyone at the Central Missouri PCC
The Central Missouri PCC is one of three PCC's being considered for Small Market - PCC of the Year Award for 2015. In addition, our own Cathy Rupard is one of three finalist for Industry Member of the Year Award for 2015 as well.
The final announcement will be made August 5th, 2015.