Postmaster General Delays Retirement While USPS Seeks Successor

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has agreed to temporarily delay her retirement while the agency looks for a successor to her position.

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has agreed to delay her planned retirement on January 31, 2020 as the agency seeks a successor for her position.

Brennan has held the position since 2015 and announced her retirement last October.

The Governors of the United States Postal Service are currently conducting a nationwide search for a successor, and Brennan agreed to delay retiring to help facilitate the search and transition process according to an announcement from the Postal Service. 9 of the 11 member Board are tasked with selecting the postmaster general position. The postmaster general and deputy postmaster general also serve on the Board.

The Postal Service did not specify a new retirement date for Brennan in its announcement about the delay.

The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said, “We are grateful to the Postmaster General for her continued commitment to the Postal Service, and share her confidence in the Postal Service’s strong leadership team members who will ensure that we continue to deliver for the American people.”

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