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David WilliamsDavid E. Williams was named chief operating officer and executive vice president in February 2015. He leads the continuous improvement of the entire postal network operation as well as the allocations of people and resources. He reports to the Postmaster General.

Williams has responsibility for the day-to-day activities of 488,000 career employees working in more than 31,000 facilities supported by a fleet of over 200,000 vehicles. He is responsible for Post Offices, delivery and retail operations, facilities and the mail processing network. Reporting to Williams are the vice presidents of Delivery and Retail Operations, Facilities, Network Operations, and the seven vice presidents of Area Operations.

Previously, Williams served as vice president, Network Operations. This role encompassed responsibility for the national network of 318 mail processing and distribution centers and automation initiatives.

Before that, Williams served as vice president, Engineering and managed all engineering and development efforts focused on internal processes, including building and equipment maintenance programs and policies. He directed all engineering and acquisition support functions, including the design and development of new automation, material handling systems and vehicles.

Throughout his postal career, Williams has served in numerous field, area and headquarters positions, including manager, Processing Operations. In that role, he led his team to superior performance for several years. His incorporation of lean six sigma practices and deployment of “Closing the Gap Strategies” resulted in mail processing work-hour reductions never before experienced. Williams’ breakthrough work in using information to help drive and support the field’s record-setting service achievements is noteworthy.

Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.

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USPS National and North Carolina News

News from USPS National and USPS North Carolina region.
MESA, AZ — The U.S. Postal Service today issued the Let’s Celebrate! Forever stamp, giving customers a way to add extra fun and happiness to celebratory greeting cards, invitations, and gift-bearing envelopes and packages. News of the stamp is being shared using the hashtag #CelebrationStamp.
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GREENSBORO, NC — The Postal Service will observe Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is available 365 days a year.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $19.4 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 (October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019), a decrease of $363 million, or 1.8 percent, compared to the same quarter last year.
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CARY, NC To help customers prepare for their international travel, the Cary Post Office, located at 150 Wrenn Drive, will host a passport fair on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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WASHINGTON — As the nation prepares to observe Black History Month, the U.S. Postal Service today issued the 43rd Black Heritage stamp, honoring one of America’s most respected journalists, Gwen Ifill. The dedication ceremony was held at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, where she was a lifelong member.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Feb. 6, 2020, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:
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CHARLOTTE, NC — Love is celebrated with Made of Hearts, the latest stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Love series, available now.
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MEMPHIS, TN – Love is celebrated with Made of Hearts, the latest stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Love series, available now. This heart-filled design is just right for thank-you notes, get-well cards or any occasion when love is the perfect message. A dedication ceremony for the stamp was held today at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
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RALEIGH, NC — The U.S. Postal Service will relocate the Cameron Village Post Office to a yet-to-be-determined location as close as reasonably possible to the current site.
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GREENSBORO, NC – The Postal Service will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is available 365 days a year.
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Postal Pro News

News from the PostalPro website.
Includes release information for: PostalOne! System Release 50.1.0.0 Business Intelligence Database System (BIDS) Release 50.1.0.0 Enterprise Payment System (EPS) Release 3.11.1.0 Program Registration Release 21.1.0.0 Seamless Acceptance and Service Performance Release 27.1.0.0
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This document provides technical guidance for the implementation of the Intelligent Mail package barcode (IMpb) and file formats.
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