"Race and the United States Postal Service"

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Race and the United States Postal Service

Kim Avina

Axia College



Race and the United States Postal Service

Diversity in the workplace is a strong issue. There are many rules and regulations that must be followed. My workplace happens to be the United States Postal Service (USPS). The Postal Service is very diverse and has many ethnicities within its system. Are members of this work community the same? Is every person treated equally? Even though the percentage of minorities within the Postal Service still has a long ways to go, my work community is very diverse because the Postal Service has to abide by rules and regulations of the Federal government, and there are many advancement opportunities for all employees who would like to become supervisors.

In my community there are many differences in the members.

The majority of this community is White; roughly 53%. There is approximately 28% Black, 8% Hispanic, and 9% Asian. The other 2% is made up of all other races in the Postal Service. (United States Census Bureau, 2000) (Table 1)

Each group has its own way of looking the same and different. The White American has differences in hair, and eye color. The majority of the other races are the same in each group by color of skin, hair, and eyes. In the Postal Service is another type of grouping besides racial ethnicity and gender. This includes Career employees and Casual employees. Career employees are full-time employees who receive benefits such as: health insurance, life insurance, and higher pay. Casual employees are employees who work full-time but with no benefits.

The leaders within my community are a diverse group too. There is one MDO (Manager...