New Book Released By The Only Female Deputy Postmaster General

“Jackie Strange joined the Post Office Department as a temporary clerk in 1946 while still in college. She worked her way up through the system, often as the first women in her managerial positions. Rising from work as a temporary clerk, she was promoted to postmaster, then acting manager of mail operations, followed by a number of regional and district management positions, as assistant postmaster general in procurement and supply, regional postmaster general for the southern region, and finally, as deputy postmaster general in 1985. As deputy postmaster general, she served in the “No. 2 job in the U.S. Postal Service,”1 from 1985 until her retirement in 1987, “managing the world’s largest non-civilian workforce of 800,000 and a $32 billion budget.” from Postal Museum: Women in the U.S. Postal System History

Jackie StrangePittsboro, NC (Vocus) August 28, 2010 – She was the only woman, as of 2010, who rose from a clerk in the Georgia Southern College Post Office to Deputy Postmaster General in the United States Postal Service. In an inspiring memoir, MS. DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL, author Jackie A. Strange shares with readers her remarkable achievements and how trusted leadership, courage, and innovations impacted the postal service.

Under physical and mental duress, she achieved unprecedented records and saved billions of dollars for the postal service—the largest non-military job in the world with 800,000 employees and a $32 billion (in 1983 dollars) budget—through innovative programs. Because of her achievements, the Australian Post asked her to come to Australia to help hire women managers. The program was so successful that it spread throughout the Australian government.

In this notable memoir, readers will learn and be motivated by her firm principles – those that helped her weather the storms in life and reach her position. Upon her retirement, she received the highest honor, The Benjamin Franklin Award and $10,000 as the Postmaster General’s Award for Excellence. Furthermore, in an unprecedented move, all postal employees and labor leaders celebrated “Jackie A. Strange Day” on her retirement date.

A celebrated tribute of dedication, determination, and hard work, MS. DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL appeals to a wide audience—inspiring managers and employees, business persons, the reading public and those interested in reaching the apex of one’s career. For more information on this book, log on to

How Trusted Leadership, Courage, & Innovations Impacted The Postal Service
Publication Date: August 25, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 243 pages; 978-1-4535-3056-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 243 pages; 978-1-4535-3057-3
eBook; $9.991; 978-1-4535-3058-0

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