On May 12, 2021, the USPS® announced Douglas Tulino as the new Deputy Postmaster General (DPMG), effective immediately. Deputy Postmaster General is the second-highest position in the Postal Service. Prior to assuming this position, Tulino had over four decades of USPS experience, most recently in the role of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, a role he will continue to serve in as DPMG.
In his new position, Tulino will oversee Labor Relations, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Compensation and Benefits, Learning and Development, Recruiting and Hiring, and human resources technology. He will also play an integral role in implementing Delivering for America, Postmaster General Louis Dejoy’s 10-year plan to restore service excellence and financial stability.
“As we have been sharing our vision for a more vibrant U.S. Postal Service, Doug has been a key player, providing thoughtful leadership as we have worked collaboratively with our stakeholders to advance our plans for growth, high performance, and financial sustainability,” Postmaster DeJoy said about the appointment.
Tulino holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and industrial relations from Kent State University in Ohio. He began his career with the USPS in 1980 in Chicago, IL. For 19 years, he worked in different positions in human resources, operations, and labor relations. In 2005, he was promoted to Vice President of Labor Relations. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing contract negotiation, collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration administration and consultation with management associations, compensation, and benefits for EAS employees, and maintaining organizational compliance with employment-related statutory and regulatory mandates.
In his tenure, Tulino has earned the trust and respect of the leadership of our unions and management associations as they worked together during difficult times to achieve positive solutions and mutual successes. He was recognized with vice president awards in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, the Board of Governors award in 2007, and the Postmaster General awards in 2014 and 2016.