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Postmaster general stepping down

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(CNN) — Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general of the struggling United States Postal Service, “has decided to retire” in February after serving 39 years at the agency, the USPS announced Friday. “Working for a brand that touches every citizen of this great country every day has been a tremendous honor,” stated Donahoe. “It’s always difficult to walk away from something you love and have a lot of passion for, but knowing that the organization is moving forward with a strong plan and lot of momentum makes it easier.” Postal Service launches Sunday delivery for the holidays Donahoe has been at the helm of the USPS since October 2010, coming on board amid a period of financially instability for the USPS.