Ted Viray, who took over Feb. 27 as postmaster for Menlo Park, Atherton and Portola Valley, said he is looking at hiring more carrier assistants for Amazon package delivery on Sundays.
Mr. Viray, 49, has been with the Postal Service for 24 years, 19 of those in management. He was postmaster in Pacifica in 2013 and officer-in-charge at the Menlo Park branch for eight months before his promotion.
His predecessor in Menlo Park, Jeff Gaskill, is now a labor relations specialist in the San Francisco district of the Postal Service.
Mr. Viray, a resident of San Jose, works out the main Menlo Park post office at 3875 Bohannon Drive. The Menlo Park branch includes the post offices at 655 Oak Grove Ave. in downtown Menlo Park and at 2120 Avy Ave. in West Menlo Park. Portola Valley and Atherton do not have post offices within their boundaries, though Atherton has a "postal unit" inside City Hall.
The district includes 23,322 addresses served by 87 letter carriers who work 41 routes in Menlo Park and eight routes each in Atherton and Portola Valley, Mr. Viray said.
Mr. Viray is married and the father of three children. He studied zoology as an undergraduate at Far Eastern University in Manila (in the Philippines).