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):
                                 March 17, 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 5.02 - Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Principal Officers

(d)      On March 17, 2005, the Board of Directors of United Parcel Service,
Inc. appointed Ben Verwaayen to serve as a Director. Mr. Verwaayen is the Chief
Executive Officer of BT Group plc, one of the world's leading providers of
communications solutions, with operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia
Pacific. Mr. Verwaayen was appointed to serve on the Audit Committee of the
Board of Directors. Mr. Verwaayen 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:  March 22, 2005                   By: /s/ D. Scott Davis
                                            Name:  D. Scott Davis
                                            Title:  Senior Vice President,
                                                    Treasurer and Chief
                                                    Financial Officer