WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                                February 9, 2005

                           United Parcel Service, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    Delaware                         001-15451                  58-2480149
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(State or other                     (Commission               (IRS Employer
 jurisdiction                       File Number)          Identification Number)
of incorporation)

               55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E.
                  Atlanta, Georgia                                30328
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      (Address of principal executive offices)                  (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 828-6000

                                 Not applicable
          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On February 9, 2005, the Compensation Committee recommended and the Board of 
Directors approved the following compensation for our non-management directors 
to be effective for the period of service beginning January 1, 2005:

Annual Retainer......................$75,000
Annual Committee Chair Fee...........$10,000

Each non-management director also will receive an annual restricted stock grant
of UPS Class A common stock in the amount of $85,000. Typically, these grants 
are to be made in May of each year. Upon joining the Board, a new non-management
director will receive a restricted stock grant of UPS Class A common stock in 
the amount of $25,000.

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Principal Officers

(b) As reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 29, 2004, Calvin
Darden announced on November 22, 2004 that he would retire as Senior Vice
President, U.S. Operations and as a Director of United Parcel Service, Inc.
("UPS") in early 2005. On February 9, 2005, Mr. Darden advised UPS that he will
retire from all positions with UPS on March 31, 2005.

(d) On February 9, 2005, the Board of Directors appointed John Beystehner,
UPS's chief operating officer and president of UPS Airlines, to serve as a
Director. He was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board.
Mr. Beystehner will stand for election at the annual meeting of shareowners in
May 2005.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                    UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.

Date:  February 14, 2005            By: /s/ D. Scott Davis     
                                    Name:   D. Scott Davis
                                    Title:  Senior Vice President, Treasurer
                                            and Chief Financial Officer