The postal service has new staff working at its top regional positions, and an internal audit of area post offices is expected to wrap up next month.
Lora McLucas is the new acting district manager for Maryland, and Eric Gilbert, who recently served as the Baltimore postmaster, is the postmaster again.
U.S. Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D) announced the new leadership last week, calling it “welcome news” in a statement.
Ruppersberger said in the statement that McLucas is “known for her no-nonsense approach and focus on the fundamentals,” and that he expects Gilbert to “hit the ground running.”
Gilbert, the new postmaster, replaced Ed Williamson, who was named as the new Washington, D.C. postmaster on the same day, according to Freda Sauter, a regional spokesperson for the United States Postal Service. The new district manager, McLucas, is replacing Le Gretta Goodwin, who was named as the manager for the postal service’s Kentucky and West Virginia district on the same day.
But as mail issues continue in southeast Baltimore County, the postal service’s inspector general’s office is auditing the poor service from the post offices in Dundalk, Essex, Rosedale, Parkville, Middle River and Loch Raven at Ruppersberger’s request.
In the statement, Ruppersberger said the inspector general’s report, complete with a diagnosis of issues at the post office and recommendations, is expected to be complete next month.