Saturday, January 20, 2018

Customer Sends Letter Praising Miami Beach Carrier to PMG

A Miami Beach customer wrote to Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer Megan J. Brennan to praise Letter Carrier Annie Burgains. Following are the customer’s letter and a response from the PMG/CEO’s Office:

Dear Mr. Gorin, 

On behalf of the Postmaster General, thank you so much for taking the time to compliment the exceptional service you receive from the Miami Beach Post Office. It is obvious from your comments that the staff at the Miami Beach Post Office is working to continue the tradition of providing good customer service.

Your kind remarks will be brought to the attention of the local postal officials who will notify the appropriate managers.

We are pleased that Annie Burgains has been of service to you.

Their performance enhances the image of the Postal Service and speaks well of the efforts we make every day to provide the finest service possible.

Again, thank you for writing.

N. Harris
Customer Relations Specialist
U.S. Postal Service

Miami Beach Letter Carrier Annie Burgains
Photo: Camille Moscola-Calvo
Dear Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan,

I can't allow another year to end without acknowledging my letter carrier, Annie Burgains.

Annie is an extraordinary individual. She always makes me smile and feel better when I see her. I am not alone in this observation. She has an inward joy that is infectious and spreads to all that she meets.

She has been my carrier here for the past 13 years and with that she completes her appointed rounds, in heat and storm without complaints or unhappiness. Her efficiency in her job and accuracy are to be commended.

I have told Annie that she is never permitted to retire, although in a few short years she will have earned that privilege and no one should deprive her of what she has truly earned.

I want to bring her work and esprit to your attention; she is a most valuable employee associate and an apt ambassador for the Postal Service.

I am, most sincerely yours,
Roy Gorin

Miami SSAs Earn Gold Star Awards

North Miami Branch Sales and Services Associate Virginia Jordan
Miami Shores Finance Unit Sales and Services Associate Marc Opper   
Uleta Finance Unit Sales and Services Associate Charlyne Hawkins
Photos: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte

Friday, January 19, 2018

Meyer Lemon Stamp Gives Its 2 Cents

The Postal Service will dedicate the 2-cent Meyer Lemons definitive stamp today at a First-Day-of-Issue ceremony during the 2018 Winter Stamp Fest and Postcard Show in Kenner, LA.

The Meyer Lemon is a citrus fruit thought to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange. The stamp design is new to the ongoing Fruit definitive series, which began almost exactly two years ago when the 10¢ Red Pears stamp was issued in a coil of 10,000. Other stamps depicting apples, grapes and strawberries, in various coils or in panes of 20, have been issued in this series. 

For more than a century, the Meyer lemon was known mostly for its looks. In its native China, it was primarily a decorative houseplant. The Meyer lemon might still be decorating homes today if it weren't for one man. In the early 1900s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent Frank N. Meyer, an agricultural explorer, on several trips to Asia with the mission of collecting new plant species. Among more than 2,500 plants that he introduced to the U.S., the Meyer lemon was named in his honor. Sadly, Meyer would never live to see the success of his namesake. He died on an expedition near Shanghai in 1918.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dedicating the Love Flourishes Stamp

Today the Postal Service dedicates the Love Flourishes stamp at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.
The stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love” written in cursive script. Hand-painted with opaque watercolors on papery by artist Anna Bond, the original art is whimsical and vibrant, at once retro and timeless. The flower garden includes stylized roses, peonies, and dahlias in pink, coral, and yellow, with pale blue-green berries and gold fronds and leaves. The word “Forever” appears in the lower right-hand corner of the stamp, and “USA” is on the lower left. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp using Bond’s original art.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Got Driving Skills?

Do you know someone with excellent driving skills and who needs a job? 

The Postal Service is seeking PSE Tractor Trailer Operators in Miami and Opa-locka, FL. Starting salary is $20 per hour. Employment for one year only. Apply online at through January 21.

Delray Beach Postmaster Praised

A/Manager, Post Office Operations Brian Frazier (right) presented Delray Beach Postmaster Joe Molfetto (left) with an award recognizing outstanding performance.

Sawgrass LSSA Earns Gold Star

Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Postal Store Lead Sales and Services Associate Joseph Marciano (left) joined Sales and Services Associate Wendy Fung (right) in celebrating her Gold Star Award for a perfect Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transaction. “Wendy really knows her job,” Marciano said.
Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman