Wednesday, September 28, 2016

EEO Team Praised: 'Job Well Done!'


Pictured L to R: Manager, EEO Compliance Jeff Slye; Manager, EEO Dispute Resolution, Southern Area Nancy Falanga; Manager, EEO Dispute Resolution Nancy Duarte; and EEO Dispute Resolution Specialists Maria Franquez, Vanessa Brown, and Ranard McPhaul. Photo: Jann Miller

The South Florida EEO Team of Vanessa Brown, Maria Franquez, Ranard McPhaul, and Ann Strickland were celebrated for their performance and for their commitment to Employee Engagement. 
 
"Team members truly care about each other and the USPS employees and their families," said Nancy Falanga, Manager, EEO Dispute Resolution, Southern Area. "To celebrate their successes, their managers came to South Florida to review their annual performance and to recognize them for a job well done." 

Don't Get Hooked: Avoid Phishing

The CyberSafe at USPS Team advises employees to be mindful of potential phishing scams.
 

Employees who fail to identify or send phishing emails pose serious threats to the Postal Service’s information security, the CyberSafe at USPS team warns.

Phishing occurs when hackers use fraudulent emails to steal online passwords and other personal information. The emails can appear to come from a legitimate source, such as a financial institution, business or government agency.

The team advises employees to never share passwords or USPS credentials. Other tips:
  • Be wary of emails from senders you don’t know.
  • Be cautious of emails or calls requiring immediate action.
  • Think before clicking links or opening attachments.
  • Be on the lookout for misspellings or incorrect grammar use.
  • If an email doesn’t seem right, verify it.
The team also advises employees to be aware of insider threats — current or former employees who misuse authorized access to the organization’s network.

Report suspicious activity and phishing emails to the CyberSecurity Operations Center. The CyberSafe at USPS LiteBlue site has additional information.

Source: LINK

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Boca Raton to Host Hanukkah FDOI


The U.S. Postal Service will host a First-Day-Of-Issue dedication for the 2016 Hanukkah Forever Stamp at Temple Beth El, 333 SW 4 Ave, Boca Raton, Florida, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1. This will be an off-the-clock activity for employees who choose to attend this national event.

The menorah is viewed as if from inside a room, looking through a window to the outside. The candles --- one for each of the eight nights and days of Hanukkah, and the ninth, the shamash or "servant," used to light the other candles --- are a creamy white and have all been lit. The white window trim is visible through the branches of the menorah, which echo the tangle of snow-covered tree branches beyond the glass. The artist added visual interest to the scene by highlighting the contrast between the hot candle flames and the cool snow, the vertical candles and the horizontal window frame, and the dark menorah with the brightly lit candles.

Watch for Newsbreaks with additional information in coming weeks.

Monday, September 26, 2016

North Miami Carrier Attains 50 Years


South Florida District Manager Jeffery Taylor, NALC Branch 1071 President Mike Gil, North Miami Branch Letter Carrier/NALC Shop Steward Darrin Taylor, North Miami Branch Letter Carrier Lewis Bradshaw, North Miami Branch Manager, Customer Services Brian Goldstein, and Miami Postmaster Enrique Suarez celebrated Bradshaw’s 50 years of service. Photo: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte
 
 
On August 25, Miami Postmaster Enrique Suarez, presented North Miami Branch Letter Carrier Lewis  Bradshaw with his 50-year Service Award and Pin. Postmaster General/CEO Megan Brennan signed the award certificate. Miami Customer Service presented Bradshaw with a small token of appreciation for his dedication to the Postal Service throughout the years.

On August 24, Bradshaw was inducted into the National Safety Council's Million Mile Safe Driver Club. He was recognized for having driven more than  30 years without incurring a preventable motor vehicle accident. Suarez congratulated and thanked Bradshaw on maintaining a safe driving records for so many years.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Help Military Members Vote by Mail


Helping military service members around the world participate in the U.S. electoral process by voting this election season is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service.  
To ensure absentee ballots are delivered in time, the Postal Service recommends that ballots be mailed no later than the mailing dates given in the table below. The table shows locations requiring 14 mailing days or more. A complete list of countries and mailing dates can be found at usps.com/election-mail/2016-americans-overseas-ballot-mailing-deadlines.pdf.

2016 Election Season Recommended Absentee Ballot Mailing Dates by APO/FPO

APO/FPO
AA/AE/AP
ZIP CODE
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
MAILING DAYS
(FROM ELECTION DATE)
RECOMMENDED MAILING DATE          (FROM ELECTION DATE)
APO
AE
09397
ETHIOPIA
30
OCT 09 2016
NAVY SHIP (DEPLOYED) FLEET POST OFFICE (FPO)
AA/AE/AP
DEPLOYED
ATLANTIC/ PACIFIC FLEETS
25
OCT 10 2016
APO
AE
09304
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09305
IRAQ
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09315
JORDAN
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09320
AFGHANISTAN
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09815
TURKEY
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09832
EGYPT
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09851
GAZIANTEP
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09861
NIGER
20
OCT 19 2016
APO
AE
09753
BULGARIA
17
OCT 22 2016
FPO
AE
09313
KUWAIT
15
OCT 24 2016
APO
AE
09720
PORTUGAL
15
OCT 24 2016
APO
AE
09340
KOSOVO
14
OCT 25 2016
APO
AE
09343
ISRAEL
14
OCT 25 2016
APO
AE
09365
QATAR
14
OCT 25 2016

The Postal Service works closely with the Federal Voting Assistance Program, Military Postal Service, Council of State Governments and Local Election Officials to enable end to end tracking of military ballots for active servicemen, serving overseas at APO/FPO addresses.
Military personnel with APO/FPO addresses can now return absentee ballots via Priority Mail Express using Label 11-DOD. “Waiver of Signature” and “Guaranteed by End of Day” endorsements are printed on the label, so ballots sent with Priority Mail Express are delivered on the day they arrive at the destination Post Office.
The Military Postal Service distributes the labels overseas. Postage is paid through a congressional appropriation.
The Priority Mail Express ballot label is only for absentee ballots mailed from Military Post Offices overseas by military members and their qualified dependents.  
The label may be used on any size ballot envelope. Always place the label in the upper-right corner. 
Voters can keep part of the tracking label and use the tracking number to track their ballots.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Security Requires Your Vigilance

Employees should be diligent when accepting packages.

















The U.S. Postal Service is reminding employees to remain vigilant at all times regarding the security of USPS facilities and vehicles.

Employees should take extra care when accepting mail at retail counters and when collecting or delivering mail. Report any suspicious mail items to the Postal Inspection Service and local law enforcement officers.

Employees must follow these security procedures at all USPS locations:
  • Exercise diligence when accepting mail at retail counters and follow all procedures to determine if packages contain hazardous materials.
  • Letter carriers who use satchel carts must keep the cart in view at all times.
  • Ensure all collection boxes, lobby mailboxes and collection receptacles have a current legible DDD-1 or DDD-3 customer notification labels.
  • Lock any vehicle that cannot be maintained in full, direct sight.
  • Immediately notify the Inspection Service, local Postal Police and the Vehicle Maintenance Facility manager of lost or missing vehicles and government license plates.
If you have security concerns, contact your facility’s Security Control Officer.

Source: LINK

Friday, September 23, 2016

Planets & Pluto Stamps at the Library


On Saturday, September 24, the Broward County Main Library at 100 S. Andrews Ave in Fort Lauderdale, invites the community to an out-of-this-world experience!

It’s the library’s “Creation Station and Space Day Celebration” from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and at 12:00 Noon, Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney will present enlargements of the Views of Our Planets and Pluto – Explored! stamps at a special dedication on the 6th floor. 

Employees are reminded that their participation is an off-the-clock activity.

Plan your day at the Broward County Main Library to take advantage of a day of Creation Station activities and planetary programs. Visit the Star Lab planetarium, take photos with the moon rock and life size astronauts, and do daytime solar viewing.


The Creation Station will show you its 3D printers and give you a chance to explore outer space with Virtual Reality. There will be giveaways for the children, and everyone may enter a drawing for a family four-pack of passes to the MODS Exhibits and IMAX Theatre. All events are free and open to the public.