Friday, January 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale to Host Stamp FDOI

For the second time in a few short months, the South Florida District has been selected to host a national First-Day-Of-Issue (FDOI) stamp dedication ceremony. In November, it was the Hanukkah stamp at Temple Beth El of  Boca Raton, and in February, Fort Lauderdale will host the Patriotic nonprofit stamp dedication ceremony at the city's War Memorial Auditorium.

The non-denominated Patriotic Nonprofit stamp will be dedicated during the American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) Winter Postage Stamp Show at the Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium at 800 NE 8 Street. Plans for the three-day event (February 10-12) are being finalized. The date and time of the dedication ceremony will be announced in the blog and in a Newsbreak.

The Patriotic Nonprofit stamp features the letters “USA” in blue, accompanied by a bright red star on a white background with a blue border. To create the new design, the 2016 USA stamp art was rendered slightly smaller to accommodate the blue border. Intended for bulk mailings by authorized nonprofit organizations, this stamp will be issued in coils of 10,000.

In 1950, the Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium opened its doors as a multi-purpose facility owned and operated by the city. Shortly after the auditorium opened, the city decided that it would be a living memorial to the veterans and fallen of World War II. The names of hard-fought WWII battles radiate from the seal on the lobby floor. The Korean and Vietnam Wars are also remembered, and in the mid 1970’s, the Gold Star Mothers donated a statue of a Vietnam solider which was placed in the lobby. In November 2009, the City honored our men and women who served in the armed forces with the rededication of the Korean War-era F-86 Sabre Jet. 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wellness Partners Ensure All is Well

Through Wellness Partners, USPS employees can help promote healthy practices.

Want to help your co-workers improve their overall wellbeing?

If so, USPS invites you to join Wellness Partners, a program that aims to “build a foundation of health and wellness within the Postal Service.”
Participants will act as liaisons between the Wellness team and employees who work across the nation.

The partners will promote four dimensions of wellness — health, financial, social and career — and help employees manage their wellbeing year round.
As a Wellness Partners participant, you may:
·         Expand your knowledge of Postal Service programs
·         Be one of the first to know about upcoming events and new programs
·         Network and collaborate with other employees
·         Play an important role in improving wellness within your unit

Nomination forms are available on the Wellness Blue page. 

Source: LINK


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Who's the 'MVP' at Your Workplace?

USPS is encouraging bargaining unit employees to nominate their peers for recognition through the new Engagement Most Valuable Player Program.
Do you know a co-worker who is always positive, enthusiastic and passionate about their work?
If so, USPS encourages you to nominate these individuals for a new recognition program: Engagement Most Valuable Player (EMVP).
“The Postal Service wants to recognize employees who are making positive contributions to their workplaces,” said Employee Engagement Executive Director Kelvin Williams. “Through this peer-to-peer program, we want to honor bargaining unit employees who consistently perform with high levels of energy and exhibit contagious smiles that reflect their upbeat, positive attitudes.”
The EMVP program is part of the Postal Service’s overall efforts to emphasize the value of engagement — including fostering employee enthusiasm, involvement and commitment — and its benefits to the organization.
Employees who are honored through the EMVP program will receive a certificate of appreciation, recognition in the Engage Weekly newsletter and opportunities to participate in engagement events.
You can nominate a bargaining unit employee in your work group for the program by completing a nomination form on LiteBlue. Nominations will be reviewed by local managers, who will provide concurrence on the final selections.
The Employee Engagement LiteBlue page has more information about engagement programs.
Source: LINK


Tuesday, January 17, 2017