Postal Service exploring possible redesign of uniforms

From USPS News Link:

The Postal Service is testing redesigned uniforms with a focus on evaluating the performance, functionality and safety features of various winter gear.

Approximately 2,000 employees are participating in cold-weather apparel tests in Boston, Houston, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. USPS hopes to test warm-weather apparel in other cities in the spring.

“Uniforms are a marker of personal, professional and brand identity,” said Brand Marketing Executive Director Betty Su. “Postal Service letter carriers are particularly proud to wear their uniforms, and we’re eager to work closely with our workforce and other stakeholders to explore the possibility of modernizing employee apparel.”

The National Joint Labor-Management Uniform Control Committee, consisting of USPS and National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) members, is overseeing these apparel tests.

Other groups involved include Brand Marketing, Labor Relations, Operations and Corporate Communications.

  • golferjoe

    The polo shirt for clerks is one of the worst looking uniforms. It is an embarrassment to see these shirts worn at the retail counters. They should be redesigned to look professional for business.

  • donna

    They look like pajamas!!!

  • HiThere

    I miss the old professional look I used to see on carriers but I do want them to be comfortable and safe from heat strokes. People, couldn’t you at least tuck in your shirt, ensure your uniform is in good shape and pressed?

  • Glad u quit

    This looks like a task that can only be handled by appointing several more execs and Vice Presidents.

  • Sue

    The uniform in pic above is FUGLY! As a carrier, I want practical clothing that looks professional — that bold blue with the stupid red stripe looks like European football uniforms.

  • Carla Victor

    I thought we didn’t have any money. We’re buying new vehicles and redesigning uniforms. I’ve got an idea….let’s redo the Eagle too. It’s been a while since we did that money waster.

  • VP of Uniforms

    And I’m here to do that.

  • DMA

    That big fat stripe across the chest is hideous! Navy looks better than royal blue.