Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster to Host 'Touching' Stamp Tribute Aug. 12

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (above) is looking forward to officiating a Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp dedication on Saturday, August 12.

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney will dedicate an enlargement of the Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamps to the Broward County Main Library and the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association Saturday, August 12. Employees are invited to the 1 p.m. dedication at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Participation is an off-the-clock activity.
On June 20, the U.S. Postal Service dedicated the first-of-its-kind Forever stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the Moon from the heat of a finger. These Forever stamps commemorate the upcoming August 21 eclipse.
 
Tens of millions of people in the United States hope to view this rare event, which has not been seen on the U.S. mainland since 1979. The eclipse will travel a narrow path across the entire country for the first time since 1918. 
A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon completely blocks the visible solar disk from view, casting a shadow on Earth. The 70-mile-wide shadow path of the eclipse, known as the “path of totality,” will traverse the country diagonally, appearing first in Oregon (mid-morning local time) and exiting some 2,500 miles east and 90 minutes later off the coast of South Carolina (mid-afternoon local time) passing through portions of 14 states --- but not Florida.

A total solar eclipse provides us with the only chance to see the Sun’s corona — its extended outer atmosphere — without specialized instruments. During the total phase of an eclipse the corona appears as a gossamer white halo around the black disk of the Moon, resembling the petals of a flower reaching out into space.

The Wonder of Sharks (Stamps)

 The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the wonder of sharks by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters — the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and whale sharks.

The July 26 First-Day-Of-Issue ceremony will take place at the Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY.


Possibly no other creatures are as mythologized — or as misunderstood — as sharks. Blockbuster thrillers and sensationalized media have fueled the belief that sharks are monsters: unthinking, bloodthirsty, vengeful and primitive. While they are ancient creatures, having emerged long before the first dinosaurs, after 400 million years the 500 or so known shark species have adapted to their ecological role.

Sharks' adaptions including light, flexible skeletons of cartilage, teeth replaced without limit and skin covered by a hydrodynamic surface of tiny tooth-like structures. Their keen sense include one that detects electrical signals given off by prey and enables navigation by Earth's magnetic field. Their nervous systems also are adapted to sense miniscule water movements, such as the struggles of a far-off fish.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

District Seeks Employees with 'Drive'



The South Florida District is seeking career postal employees who are interested in becoming a Tractor Trailer Operator PS-8 at the Miami P&DC, Royal Palm P&DC or the West Palm Beach P&DC.

A TTO regularly operates a heavy duty tractor trailer either over the road service, city shuttle service or trailer spotting operations. 

Applicants must hold a valid CDL Class A License; have one year of unsupervised driving experience of seven-ton or larger truck, tractor trailer, or a 16 passenger or larger bus; at a minimum, six months of driving experience must be in a tractor trailer, supported by prior employer; and at the time of consideration, must have a current DOT Medical Certificate.

If you qualify on Exam 230 and are awarded a position, you will be required to complete the driver safety certification in a tractor trailer. This is a hands-on performance evaluation that is approximately eight hours.   

Those who qualify will be placed on an In-Service register, and as approved vacancies are available, those eligible will be contacted by score order and the suitability process will commence. You also may apply in eReassign via LiteBlue for consideration.

Interested? Complete the Applicant Data Collection Sheet distributed with an email announcement earlier this week and return it by Close of Business (COB) Monday, July 24, 2017.  Mail or fax to:

USPS-Local Services
Attn: Tractor Trailer Operator
2200 NW 72 Ave
Miami, FL 33152-9421

FAX: 305-470-0504

Questions? Contact Human Resources Specialist Debra Falzarano at 305-470-0539 or debra.a.falzarano@usps.gov
 

Mailing Requirements Clerk Reels in the Revenue at Fort Lauderdale BME


From left, Fort Lauderdale Supervisor, Business Mail Entry Anne Diego; South Florida District Manager, Business Mail Entry Joycelynn King; and Fort Lauderdale Mailing Requirement Clerks Jany Dalrymple and Pat O Brady. Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Recently, Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Relations Cliff Rucker sent a commendatory letter for a job well done to Fort Lauderdale Mailing Requirements Clerk Jany Dalrymple.

“I am reaching out to you today because I have noticed your efforts to bring additional revenue to the Postal Service through your participation in Clerks Care. The lead you submitted for Perry Toys resulted in a sale in the amount of $85,000,” the letter read.

“We appreciate all that you do,” South Florida District Manager, Business Mail Entry Joycelynn King told Dalrymple in front of her peers, including Mailing Requirements Clerk Pat O Brady. “Keep up the great work!”

Dalrymple thanked King and Supervisor, BME Anne Diego for their support.

“I enjoy training and teaching people,” Dalrymple said. “I love my job!”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tavernier Passport Fair is Sat, July 22

Vacation plans? Remember the Passport Fair at the Tavernier Post Office on Saturday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Tavernier Post Office, located at 91220 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070, regularly is closed on Saturday, and only will be open for passport application transactions on this date. Walk ins welcome!

U.S. citizens must present a valid Passport Book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a Passport Book, Passport Card or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

How to Prepare for the Passport Application Process:
A completed application (form is available at usps.com/passport; but do not sign it until the passport clerk instructs you to do so).  

Remember that everyone, including newborn infants, is required to obtain a passport in his or her own name. For children under age 16, the consent of both parents/guardians is required. 

Proof of identity (a valid permanent state driver’s license, a government ID or military ID, previous passport, Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate)

Proof of U.S. citizenship (previous passport, original or certified birth certificate issued from the state with a raised, embossed, impressed, or multi-colored seal and registrar’s signature and date of certificate filing)

Two official passport photos (available at the Passport Fair for $15)

Social Security Number

The U.S. Department of State fees vary according to age and type. Fee(s) must be made by money order, check, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State; debit and credit card payment is not available. The Passport Book fee for under age 16 is $80; for age 16 and older is $110. The Passport Card fee for under age 16 is $15, and for age 16 and older is $30. In addition, all acceptance agencies, including the Postal Service, charge a processing fee of $25 per application. A debit or credit card may be used in addition to cash, money order, or check made payable to the Postal Service.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tamarac Lead SSA Earns 100% RCE

Tamarac Branch Manager, Customer Services Nelson Cortes (left) congratulated Lead Sales and Services Associate Fred Faber (right) who achieved a 100 percent score on a Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transaction.
 
“Thank you for what you do every day ... great job!” Cortes said.


Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Tavernier Passport Fair: Sat, July 22

Stressed out? Need a vacation? Take a trip to the Tavernier Post Office to submit your passport application on Saturday, July 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Tavernier Post Office, located at 91220 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070, regularly is closed on Saturday, and only will be open for passport application transactions on this date. No appointments are required.

U.S. citizens must present a valid Passport Book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a Passport Book, Passport Card or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

How to Prepare for the Passport Application Process:
·  A completed application (form is available at usps.com/passport; but do not sign it until the passport clerk instructs you to do so).  
·  Remember that everyone, including newborn infants, is required to obtain a passport in his or her own name. For children under age 16, the consent of both parents/guardians is required. 
·  Proof of identity (a valid permanent state driver’s license, a government ID or military ID, previous passport, Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate)
·  Proof of U.S. citizenship (previous passport, original or certified birth certificate issued from the state with a raised, embossed, impressed, or multi-colored seal and registrar’s signature and date of certificate filing)
·  Two official passport photos (available at the Passport Fair for $15)
·  Social Security Number
 
The U.S. Department of State fees vary according to age and type. The fee(s) must be made by money order, check, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State; debit and credit card payment is not available. The Passport Book fee for under age 16 is $80; for age 16 and older is $110. The Passport Card fee for under age 16 is $15, and for age 16 and older is $30. In addition, all acceptance agencies, including the Postal Service, charge a processing fee of $25 per application. A debit or credit card may be used in addition to cash, money order, or check made payable to the Postal Service.