Postmaster General to Salute Postal Customer Council's 50th Year

Sep 16, 2011, 14:38 ET from U.S. Postal Service

Will Address Group During National Postal Customer Council Day

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Tampa, FL, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Donahoe will salute more than 80,000 members of the Postal Customer Council (PCC) on the organization's golden anniversary. The PCC was formed 50 years ago to help build cooperation and communication between the Postal Service and business mailers.

At 12 noon, ET, more than 160 PCC organizations across the country will host local events to tune in and hear Donahoe's remarks — live by satellite. Participants also will hear about new postal products and services and the revamped Postal Service website, — all designed to make it easier for customers to do business with USPS.

A much-anticipated highlight of the annual event will be the awards presentation, which will recognize outstanding achievements of PCCs around the country in categories including Industry Member of the Year, Education Program Excellence and the new Business Partner of the Year.

For additional information about PCCs, or to locate the closest National PCC Day event, customers can visit, or contact their local postmaster.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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SOURCE U.S. Postal Service