Wednesday, May 18, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Delivering for America: Opportunities and Challenges for the US Postal Service in the Digital Age
Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for a virtual conversation with Anton Hajjar, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, formerly General Counsel of the American Postal Workers Union. This conversation will be moderated by DC LERA Board Member Mindy C. Reiser. Topics to be discussed include: postal service standards, election mail, postal banking, electrification of new delivery vehicles, the recent passage of postal reform legislation, challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service, and the 10 year Delivering for America plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence.
Mindy C. Reiser is a senior social scientist with extensive experience in research, communications, training and evaluation working with government agencies, the corporate sector, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and foundations. Her areas of focus encompass education, health/human services, economic development and peacebuilding/conflict resolution. She has rich and diverse experience with non-governmental organizations – co-founder and Vice President of Global Peace Services USA, Recording Secretary of DCLERA, Vice President of the Jewish Study Center (Washington, DC), and has just completed two terms on the Steering Committee of the Coalition for Science and Human Rights of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mindy holds a Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, an M.S. in Journalism and an M.I.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has taught sociology at Regis College and Northeastern University and gave a seminar at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
Anton G. Hajjar was appointed to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Joseph R. Biden and was confirmed by the Senate on May 28, 2021. Hajjar’s term will expire on December 8, 2023. On January 12, 2022, he was unanimously elected by his fellow Governors to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Board’s Compensation and Governance and Operations Committees. Hajjar previously served as the general counsel of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO. Before this position, he represented unions and workers while serving as counsel at Murphy Anderson PLLC and as a principal at O’Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, PC. Hajjar has also served as an advisor and pro bono attorney in employment discrimination cases, including those of Arab-and Muslim- Americans following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He continues to serve as a legal advisor to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He was elected to the governing board of the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2010 and was an Advisor to the ALI’s Employment Law Project. Hajjar is a graduate of Fordham University and Tulane University Law School. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
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