Veteran services

USPS veteran Cheri Haider hired as Victorville’s new postmaster

Cheri Haider was recently named postmaster of the Victorville Post Office, a role that oversees USPS services in the city, as well as the Spring Valley Lake and Oro Grande communities.

Haider, who replaces Postmaster Oscar Gonzalez, will oversee 135 employees and oversee retail services and daily mail distribution across 59 delivery routes and to more than 3,000 post office boxes at his facility.

Haider is a 16-year Postal Service veteran who began his career as a mail carrier and most recently served as the manager of a postal facility in San Bernardino.

“I am delighted to take on this very important role,” Haider said in a written statement. “My goals are to provide exceptional service to the communities we serve, a good place to work for my employees, and to contribute to the overall success of the organization.

“As outlined in the USPS Delivering for America plan, we are continually modernizing and adapting to the changing needs of priority customers, whether they are located in the largest cities or in small communities,” Haider added.

“I want to express my gratitude to my peers and former postmasters for their support and assistance in my development, and to the leadership team at the USPS San Diego District Office for believing in me and m ‘to have given this opportunity,’ concluded Haider.

Haider’s hobbies include sewing, camping and reading, the USPS said.

The Postal Service generally does not receive taxpayer dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations, postal officials said.

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