Monday, September 25, 2017

Florida Keys Hurricane Recovery

Key West devastation
Marathon Retail Associate Alison Rohaley sorts packages in a mobile tent.
Miami Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) maintenance employees Michael Thompson II (left) and Arnaldo Zayas (right) help remove debris at the Big Pine Key Post Office.

Postal Support Employee (PSE) Calvin Villalobos gets ready to sort mail inside the Marathon Post Office tent.

A 'Dog' Day Afternoon in Greenacres

On a sweltering hot afternoon, Greenacres employees were treated to hot dogs and sodas for their outstanding customer service in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Florida Keys Hurricane Recovery

Assistant Inspector In Charge Delany De Leon-Colon of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Miami Division (left) and Los Angeles Postal Inspector Team Leader David Focht (right) discuss restoration near a tent at the Marathon Post Office.

A Letter Carrier travels along Overseas Highway in Big Pine Key.


The Southernmost Point Buoy is an anchored concrete buoy in Key West, marking the southernmost point in the continental United States. It is 18 feet above sea level. The large painted buoy was established as a tourist attraction in 1983 by the city at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street. Today it is one of the most visited and photographed attractions in the United States. Above is a photo captured as Hurricane Irma hit Key West.
South Florida District Letter Carriers traveled in a postal van to Key West to help deliver the mail while employees, who had evacuated, returned to the Florida Keys.

Under the leadership of Postmaster Eduardo (Eddy) Suarez, "Team Key Largo" reported for duty the day after the hurricane.

 
Islamorada Rural Carrier Aida Geronimmo delivers Priority Mail products to her residential and business customers following the hurricane.




Saturday, September 23, 2017

Postal Employees Relief Fund


You can help USPS colleagues whose homes have been damaged by the recent Hurricanes Harvey or Irma by making a donation to the Postal Employees Relief Fund (PERF).

This special solicitation is outside the Combined Federal Campaign.

Online, you can make a one-time credit or debit card donation at www.postalrelief.com.

Or you may mail a check to:

Postal Employees Relief Fund
PO Box 7630
Woodbridge, VA 22195

Florida Keys Hurricane Recovery


From left, Key West Main Office Supervisor, Customer Services Tiffany Lewicki; Officer In Charge Che Pearson and A/Supervisor, Customer Services Jennifer Wolf are pleased to be back at work.

At the Key West Main Office, Retail Associate Omayra Cruz assists Chester Kalb, a customer who recently returned to his home.  
Miami Letter Carrier Cesar Gonzalez sorts mail at the Key West Main Office.
 


  Mail and supplies from the mainland arrive in Key West. 

 


Marathon Letter Carrier John Schaefer (left) delivers mail to Customer Annie Wilson (right).
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service Miami Division and U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General worked together in the Lower Keys. From left, Postal Inspector Daniel Borja, OIG Special Agent Raymond Hamed, Postal Inspector Blanca Alvarez, Postal Police Captain Donald Martin, and Postal Inspector Anthony Arena.
 

A customer purchased a book of stamps at the mobile retail unit set up in the parking lot of the Big Pine Key, FL, Post Office. The mobile retail unit is open for business Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. In the background, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Associated donated items, including diapers, canned goods, water, and other essentials, for distribution to residents.

Additional photos will be posted over the next few days.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Relocated? Let Us Know You're Safe

Although it is uncertain how Hurricane Irma will impact South Florida, take the time now to add the National Employee Emergency Hotline --- 888-363-7462   --- to your cell phone directory.

The National Employee Emergency Hotline (888-EMERGNC or 888-363-7462) is the official source of information for weather issues, work schedule changes, and facility status.

When calling the National Employee Emergency Hotline, remember to enter the first three digits of the ZIP Code of your workplace location. Also, if you evacuate and relocate due to an emergency, call the hotline number, and then press “5” after entering your facility ZIP Code. You will be routed to an individual who can take your information and relay it to District and Area leadership whose priorities are your safety and well-being.

If you use Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), call a Florida TRS toll-free number, and the TRS operator will interact with the hotline application on your behalf. Through the use of highly-trained operators, calls can be made 24/7, 365 days a year, allowing Florida residents who are in need of services to connect and communicate with anyone at any time. The simplest way to access the variety of Florida Relay services available is to dial 7-1-1. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Evacuating? Let Us Know You're Safe


Although it is uncertain if Hurricane Irma will impact South Florida, take the time now to add the National Employee Emergency Hotline --- 888-363-7462 --- to your cell phone directory.

The National Employee Emergency Hotline (888-EMERGNC or 888-363-7462) is the official source of information for weather issues, work schedule changes, and facility status.

When calling the National Employee Emergency Hotline, remember to enter the first three digits of the ZIP Code of your workplace location. Also, if you evacuate and relocate due to an emergency, call the hotline number, and then press “5” after entering your facility ZIP Code. You will be routed to an individual who can take your information and relay it to District and Area leadership whose priorities are your safety and well-being.

If you use Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), call a Florida TRS toll-free number, and the TRS operator will interact with the hotline application on your behalf. Through the use of highly-trained operators, calls can be made 24/7, 365 days a year, allowing Florida residents who are in need of services to connect and communicate with anyone at any time. The simplest way to access the variety of Florida Relay services available is to dial 7-1-1.