The postmaster general is the second-highest-paid federal employee
The postmaster general serves as CEO of the United States Postal Service, overseeing all operations and ensuring it can “fulfill its public service mission and maintain financial sustainability well into the future.”
The position has a storied history, beginning with Benjamin Franklin in 1775. Franklin served as the country’s first postmaster general after he was appointed by the Continental Congress.
The postmaster general is the second-highest-paid federal employee — and other weird facts about the USPS leader
The role of the postmaster general has evolved since it was first held by Benjamin Franklin in 1775, but it’s always held quite a bit of gravitas.