New PMG Should Be Selected on Qualifications Not Gender

Share this article:
Robert B. Swick urges the Postal Board of Governors to "include gender on an equal plane with the other major issues" in selecting the next postmaster general ("Why Can't a Woman Fill Runyon's Shoes at USPS?, April 27).


Since when should the fact that a person is male or female have equal bearing on that person's ability to mediate labor/management issues or achieve new standards in customer service, which Swick identifies as major issues facing the new postmaster?


Would it not be best for the postal service and its customers to have the board simply select the best person for the job? And if that person happens to be a female, then great! No one should ever be denied consideration or employment on the basis of gender, but elevating that characteristic to be considered as a qualification is just wrong.


Robert E. Coffey,


President,


Copy Direct Inc.


Blair, NE
Share this article:
close

Next Article in Direct Mail

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in Direct Mail

Ricoh Strikes a Blow for Multichannel on a Small Scale

Ricoh Strikes a Blow for Multichannel on a ...

The company introduces a creative service to help print shops augment direct mail with email and pURL landing pages.

Delivered: Insurance Mailers

Delivered: Insurance Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Insurance mailers. See which ones cover all their bases—and which ones, not so much.

Marketing Challenge: Defending Direct

Marketing Challenge: Defending Direct

The new CEO wants to cut direct mail because of postal increases—even though DM is great for ROI. What would you do? Email your answers to ginger.conlon@dmnews.com by June 30 ...