August 7, 1992 |
Members of the American Postal Workers Union, holding their annual convention here, said Thursday night that they support the postmaster general's anticipated proposal to cut management jobs by 25% and that there are more supervisors than necessary to run the nation's post offices. Even so, some postal workers said they are skeptical that Postmaster General Marvin T. Runyon is serious about his reported plans and are concerned that the layoffs eventually will cut into their own ranks.
January 22, 1998 |
Marvin Runyon resigned as postmaster general Wednesday after six years during which he put the U.S. Postal Service in the black for the first time since 1989--even as mail delivery was competing with faxes and overnight service. Runyon, 73, who said he was leaving because he's ready for a change, plans to stay until May 15 to allow for a smooth transition for his successor. He said he is proud of the Postal Service's recent profits--$1.77 billion in 1995, $1.57 billion in 1996 and $1.
August 8, 1992 |
Postal workers praised Postmaster General Marvin Runyon's restructuring plans to cut positions from management ranks, but some employees worried Friday that the move would eventually lead to cuts in their jobs. Runyon's plans were announced in Washington Friday at the same time that 10,000 workers were meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center for the closing day of the American Postal Workers Union biennial convention.
January 17, 1997 |
Postmaster General Marvin Runyon said he is being investigated by the Justice Department for possible conflict of interest in connection with a Post Office vending machine proposal. Under the proposal discussed last year, the Postal Service would allow Coca-Cola Co. to place its vending machines in post offices around the country.
October 31, 1997 |
The Justice Department ended its conflict-of-interest investigation of Postmaster General Marvin T. Runyon Jr. without filing criminal charges. But Runyon paid $27,550 as part of what the government called a "voluntary civil settlement." The actions conclude a probe begun in September 1996 into whether Runyon violated any laws in having discussions about putting Coca-Cola machines in the nation's 40,000 post offices. He owned Coke stock at the time.
July 29, 1994 |
Angry members of Congress berated Postmaster General Marvin T. Runyon Jr. Thursday for allowing the quality of mail service to deteriorate, citing reports of millions of pieces of mail found stashed in trucks and letters arriving weeks or months late in the nation's capital. "You have focused on cutting overhead and may have left the Postal Service in a state of unpreparedness," Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) told Runyon in one of several heated exchanges at a House subcommittee hearing.