Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Staying Connected

All eyes are on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean. Meteorologists tell us that it’s too early to forecast whether Matthew will make a direct hit on South Florida, but we may experience tropical force winds. Now is a good time to ensure that you’re able to stay connected with the U.S. Postal Service, if and when tropical weather heads in our general direction.
Having the USPS National Employee Emergency Hotline number handy is an important part of hurricane preparation. The USPS National Employee Emergency Hotline (1-888-EMERGNC or 1-888-363-7462) is the system the Postal Service uses in the event of an emergency. It’s the official source of information for weather issues, work schedule changes, and facility status.

The emergency hotline number is on the back of most employee badges. If your badge does not have the number, record it for future use in your mobile device, on a piece of paper, or on your home computer.

If you evacuate or relocate due to an emergency, call the hotline number, enter your facility ZIP Code and then press “5”.  You will be routed to an individual who can verify that you are in a safe environment. Those individuals will relay the employee information to District and Area leadership.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and 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.

FLORIDA TRS Provider – Sprint; Customer Service #: 1-800-955-8013 (V/T)

Access #s: 1-800-955-8770 (V), 1-800-955-8771 (T), 1-877-955-5334 (STS)           

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