Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Postmaster General John E. Potter to Retire

After nearly 10 years as U.S. Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service, John E. Potter today announced that he will retire on Dec. 3, after 32 years of service. The Governors of the Postal Service named Patrick R. Donahoe, shown here, currently Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed him.

Ed O'Keefe in his Federal Eye column in the Washington Post writes,"But it's unclear how Donohoe will be any different from Potter since he's spent the last five years in his shadow, implementing cost cuts and operational changes that both have touted as their solution to solving the Postal Service's financial woes."

Ed goes on to say, "And much like Potter, Donohoe eagerly wants Congress to back off and let postal executives manage USPS in a more nimble way."

Donohoe is quoted in the piece as saying, "Leave us alone. Providing access to the American public is a critical thing, we know that. I think that Congress should rest easy that everybody here - our board of governors or leaders in our organization - want to do the right things."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM