U.S. Postal Service

Audrey Dreifurst

Patrick R. Donahue

Patrick Donahue is the leader of the U.S. Postal Service. His official title is Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer.

Established: July 1, 1971

Why it was established

The post department was a cabinet-level department responsible for mail deliveries despite having no control over the operations. Congress decided to make the U.S. Postal Service and have it be an independent agency, because there needed to be reformed.


  • Deliver mail
  • Deliver small packages