United Postmasters and Managers of America has state organizations called chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands. Forty-eight percent of members’ dues are returned to their chapters to support the organization’s grass roots activities at the state, district and area levels. Each chapter has elected and appointed officers who serve at that level, as well as on various committees, such as Postmaster Representation, Membership and Services.

The chapters conduct state conventions that are, in effect, mini-national conventions. Chapter officers are elected, proposed policy changes are debated, Postmaster training is conducted, scholarships are presented and there still are ample opportunities for fun, fellowship and entertainment.

The purpose of the UPMA of the State of Texas is advancing the United States Postal Service to a high standard of practical efficiency and economical operation in the interest of public welfare.  We pledge ourselves to aid and assist the United States Postal Service to bring about the best results and to work with a high purpose in view to promote and maintain an efficient postal service.

The object of this Chapter is to aid in the improvement of the Postal Service of the United States and for the mutual interchange of ideas of the members of the Association and officials of the United States Postal Service.

All Postmasters, PMR's, and EAS employees of USPS in Texas are eligible for membership in this Chapter and may become members upon payment of annual dues.  Completing and submitting Form 1187 for payroll deduction will be considered as payment of annual dues.  The minimum annual dues will be those set forth in the By-Laws of the United Postmasters and Managers of America as amended at its most recent National Convention.  Each annual membership fee is to include the benefits offered by the United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) and the Texas Chapter. 

Retired Postmasters, EAS employees, and any person who has service with the title of Postmasters during their postal career and has been honorably retired from said service, regardless of position held at the time of retirement, shall be eligible for membership in Postmasters Retired. Associate Members will also be part of UPMA Retired.  Retired EAS employees complete a Form 1187-R and Associate Members complete a Form 1187.  Dues are $5.00 per month, or $60 annually.

The Texas Chapter of UPMA was organized on November 1, 2016.  After the Transition Period ending October 31, 2017, new Bylaws were adopted at the 2017 UPMA State Convention.  These Bylaws and the newly elected state officers became effective November 1, 2017.