GPO’s mission statement is “Our Focus is
You”. Our goal is to serve all of our members, and to serve them well.
We will always recognize the rights of members because they are the
owners of the credit union.
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Back in 1931 when postal employees in Utica needed a place to bank, they
didn’t have many options. The Great Depression was paralyzing the
country. Banks weren’t always the safest option. So, a group of
forward-thinking postal employees got together and started the Utica, NY
Postal Credit Union.
The credit union originally served only the postal workers based in the
Federal Building in Utica. As time went by, other Federal employees
wanted to take advantage of the financial services offered by the credit
union. By 1967, membership topped 350 and the credit union was staffed
The credit union’s field of membership was constantly changing as more
employers opted to offer credit union membership to their workforce. In
1984, to better reflect a changing membership, the credit union’s name
was changed to GPO, an acronym for “Government, Postal and
Occupational.” Today, we like to think that our name stands for the
“Great People Organization,” because our 70+ dedicated staff members are
always eager to help.
Today, GPO is proud to be one of the area’s largest credit unions,
serving more than 25,000 members from Oneida, Herkimer, Madison Counties
and beyond. While many individuals have played a key role in our growth,
it truly is our members that have been the key to our success by
repeatedly using the credit union’s products and services and referring
their family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
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December 31, 1931
First Year of Operation
December 31, 1955
25th Year of
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50th Year of
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75th Year of
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