Wednesday, October 27, 2010

PMG writes to employees

PMG Jack Potter, who announced his retirement date, wrote a letter to employees to accompany his public decision. You can find the whole text here, but there are a few noteworthy excerpts.

He writes not about himself -- but about postal employees.

"The progress we made together, despite enormous obstacles, has been simply amazing. Service, customer satisfaction, efficiency, cost management and our reputation for trust have never been stronger," he said. "We’ve come through some trying times and I’ve always known — whatever the situation — that we’d stand together, work through it and emerge more focused than ever. And we have."

He thanks fellow employees.

"The most rewarding part has been the people — the thousands of people I’ve had the chance to meet and work with, inside and outside the Postal Service. I have always been proud to be a member of the postal family." he said.

"My pride, based on your commitment to our customers and to our nation, has only grown in the years I’ve served as Postmaster General. That will not change — no matter where the future takes me — and I will remain a strong advocate for the Postal Service."

What do you think about his letter? Comment here.


grannybunny said...

I liked the letter to the point that it almost brought tears to my eyes. Potter is a class act. Moreover, he is one of us, having come up through the crafts, as has his successor, Donahoe. I wish them both the best.

Anonymous said...

I see many have posted wonderful things about Potter...go figure. I think just the opposite.
The U.S. Postal Service awarded 359 contracts without competition to employees who left the agency between October 2006 and September 2009. It covers 100 percent of senior executives' health premiums. And it could not say how many contracts it had awarded without competition, according to audits issued this month by the USPS inspector general.

"At a time when the Postal Service is pursuing significant rate increases and reducing service in response to its dire financial condition, these IG reports raise extremely troubling questions about the management abilities and core decisions of the Postal Service," said Sen. Susan Collins, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Collins requested the audits.

In regard to health premiums, the IG found that the agency contributes 79 percent for most employees but pays 100 percent for Postal Career Executive Service staff, members of the Senior Executive Service and directors of the office of inspector general.

There have bee some underhanded dealings with Mr. Potter & have you ever watched the Senate Hearings. Potter comes accross as obnoxious..just look at his face. he could not have cared less.