New Mail Services Director Makes Improvements

Posted: July 3, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Greg Guenthner

Bernie Brown was appointed the new Mail Services director for George Mason on April 1. Brown has 18 years of experience in mail operations, and previously worked as a mail services manager at ExxonMobil and a superintendent of postal operations for the U.S. Postal Service.

Since coming to George Mason, Brown has focused his efforts on cross-training Mail Services employees to make more workers skilled in different operations. “We’re also trying to better educate our clients so we can help them meet their mailing needs,” he says.

More changes are expected in the near future. In August, retail stamp sales are moving to the Johnson Center, a more central location that will make retail stamp sales easily accessible to the entire university.

“We also need to start getting ready for the growth of the student population on the Fairfax Campus,” says Brown. With the construction of the new student residence halls, Mail Services will have to expand. To do this, the department is considering setting up a central site–most likely at an administrative building at one of the student housing areas–to accommodate the growing number of student mailboxes.

George Mason’s Mail Services Center currently receives more than 240,000 pieces of U.S. mail per month and distributes more than 80,000 pieces of intercampus mail. The department mails 45,000 first-class pieces per month and 35,000 pieces of other classifications.

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