History of NAPS
On September 7, 1908, 50 postal supervisors from post offices in 13 states met in Louisville, KY to establish an association that comprised members dedicated to the welfare of supervisors within the then-United States Post Office Department. More than 100 years later, the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) continues to work toward this same goal.
Founding of Branch 526
In the 1970s, there were several NAPS branches in Northern Virginia: Falls Church, VA, Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA, Woodbridge, VA, Winchester, VA. After meeting with the NAPS National Administrative Vice President, Mo Twomey, Mr. Parks requested and got approval from the local executive boards to devise a plan to merge all the NAPS branches into one branch.
Present Day Branch 526
James E Parks Jr Virginia Branch 526 is now the largest in Virginia and supports over 350 members. Branch 526's purpose is to educate USPS EAS professionals and provide guidance that will make them more productive and successful.
James E. Parks Jr Virginia Branch 526 shall promote and improve its members' professional life through education, advocacy, and political action. We educate our members and provide guidance to make them more productive and successful. The branch seeks to foster harmonious connections and assist the professional development between supervisors, managers, and postmasters.