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United States Postal Service
Over the past 400 years the way that people connect with one another has evolved from telegrams, telegraphs, letters, telephones, e-mail, and even social media websites. Although all of these changes have taken place, one thing still remains the same, the need for the United States Postal Service. In the early 1600’s colonies relied on friends, merchants, Native Americans, and even slaves to deliver their messages from town to town. In 1639 the first postal organization came to town. Local authorities operated these postal routes throughout the colonies, with taverns and other places of businesses serving as repositories. It wasn’t until the late 1600’s that the first Postal office was established. Over 100 years later on July 26th 1775 members of the Second Continental Congress saw the need for a post master and official office to serve for all of the colonies. Several regions had post offices and power went through many different hands before landing in the hands of the most influential postmaster to date, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, who had previously served as postmaster of Philadelphia was elected as the first postmaster general and then became the first postmaster of the United States when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 creating the United States. The Declaration of Independence turned his role into not only postmaster general, but now postmaster general of the United States Postal Service. The United States Postal service is now one of the oldest departments of the United States.
USPS structure consists of five levels: Headquarters, areas, districts, processing and distribution centers, and Post Offices. Employee Resource Management within Human Resources at Headquarters has overall responsibility for the control of organizational structures and staffing for the Postal Service. Their responsibility…...

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