Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 5, 2007–Hispanic Business magazine named the U.S. Postal Service one of the best companies for Hispanics. The Postal Service is the only federal agency included in the magazine’s DIVERSITY ELITE 60 list, an annual directory of the best companies for Hispanics determined by more than 30 variables that measure companies’ commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.
In an article that accompanies the ranking in the September issue, Hispanic Business notes that the Postal Service is not only delivering the nation’s mail, “but also a commitment to diversity within the huge organization, with suppliers and throughout the communities it serves.”
“We see ourselves as a microcosm of America,” said Anthony Vegliante in the article. Vegliante, chief human resources officer and executive vice president for the Postal Service, says the agency’s talent acquisition and retention strategy reflects continually changing demographics and targets all Postal Service positions, including its many corporate positions in engineering, legal, financial and other professional fields.
The Postal Service is committed to fostering a business culture that provides an inclusive work environment for all employees. The diversity of its employees, their backgrounds, education, perspectives, talents, and skills, is key to the organization’s success in providing excellent customer service to diverse markets.
An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits every address in the nation, 146 million homes and businesses, six days a week. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses, not tax dollars. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $73 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail.