Sunday, December 31, 2017
For most people, the holiday season is a fun time of the year filled with parties, celebrations, and social gatherings with family and friends.
But for some people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety.
You may know of a postal employee who is recovering from a lengthy illness, grieving a family member, or missing a military spouse. Or maybe an employee who has unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and too many commitments --- all stress factors that may escalate this time of year.
Poorly-managed holiday stress can lead to headaches, excessive drinking, overeating, and insomnia.
Setting realistic goals and expectations, reaching out to friends, sharing tasks with family members, finding inexpensive ways to enjoy your time, and helping others are all ways to help beat holiday stress.
Individuals who may need a little extra emotional support to get through the holidays are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This resource is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 800-EAP-4-YOU (800-327-4968) or visit www.eap4you.com. For deaf and/or hard-of-hearing employees, TTY assistance is available at 877-492-7341.
"He's a great employee, and you should be very proud of him. What a fabulous guy!" the customer said.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Photo: Karin Nolf
Friday, December 29, 2017
Also pictured is West Palm Beach Postmaster's Administrative Assistant Victoria Shadd-Sutton (right).
Thursday, December 28, 2017
"Angela has a positive attitude, and it is a pleasure to have her work at the Inverrary Post Office,” said Leblang.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Photos: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman
Fort Lauderdale Postmaster's Administrative Assistant Juanita Kingcade
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Every dollar can make a difference when you make a pledge to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which is underway through January 12, 2018. This is the first year that the CFC is encouraging online donations to your favorite charities. Visit www.sunshinecfc.org for additional information.
· 10 children with bilingual beginning-to-read books to build early literacy skills.
· Three 30-minute appointments for health assessment and counseling for individuals facing physical, developmental or mental health challenges.
· One acre of unprotected tropical rainforest which assures protection of the natural areas vital to our climate and diverse species.
Pledging $5 a week ($260 a year) can buy …
· Two months of meals for a homebound person.· Five wigs for children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
· Two nights of shelter for a troubled or neglected youth.
· After school care (food, health, recreation, and homework help) for one child for a year.
· Temporary shelter for a family of four for three nights following a disaster.
Pledging $10 a week ($520 a year) can buy …
· Two days of care for a terminally-ill individual.
· Baby formula for 52 low-income infants (one each week).
· A full year of scouting for two girls.
· One month of preschool for a child at risk of falling through the cracks.
· Lightweight wheelchair for a person who is physically challenged.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
From left, Inverrary Letter Carriers Tatiana Witherspoon and John Zona are delivery cheer to their Fort Lauderdale customers.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Sales and Services Associates Roberto Recio and Alicia Lightbourne were surprised when Santa walked into the Miami, FL, Brickell Postal Store to mail his holiday cards. Santa also recommended Priority Mail to get packages to their destinations “in the ‘nick’ of time.”
2. Manages certain postal operations extending beyond the normal delivery area which may include Parcel Post delivery, collections, and distribution.
3. Manages a very large workforce; may have a medium-size to large supervisory staff composed of general and specific functional area supervisors.
4. Determines staffing requirements based on planned mail volume; plans tour work schedules; adjusts workforce schedules as necessary to meet variances in actual mail volumes.
5. Reviews and analyzes production reports and evaluates them against predetermined targets for work hour output; makes corrections in inefficient operations; resolves other operational and administrative programs.
6. Provides data for annual budget planning; controls operating costs within budget allocations or justifies over expenditures.
7. Approves employee overtime, leave, and vacation schedules; evaluates employee performance; reviews and approves personnel actions; ensures that needed training of supervisors and their subordinates is provided.
8. Ensures that building and equipment and vehicles (if assigned) are maintained, and makes recommendations for changes.
9. Observes the physical plant and operations for hazards to employee safety and takes necessary action to provide a safe working environment; reviews accident reports and investigates industrial or vehicle accidents.
10. Ensures that all necessary accounting and administrative functions are performed and that reports are prepared and submitted as required.
11. Conducts route inspections; evaluates and makes minor adjustments to delivery routes to conform to changes in volume, patronage, and building management.
12. Recommends changes in the establishment, discontinuance, and location of collection boxes.
13. Ensures adequate requisitioning of and remittances for a very large supply of accountable paper. May provide accountable paper distribution service for other stations.
14. Makes special arrangements for delivery and collection of mail through consultation with high volume customers and assists commercial mailers in order to eliminate inefficiencies and correct mailing problems.
15. Consults with representatives of employee organizations regarding labor/management problems not resolved by subordinate supervisors.
16. Recommends and implements changes to local postal policy and procedures.
17. Oversees the maintenance of security procedures for the station.
18. Represents the Post Office within the area served by the station regarding public inquiries, claims and complaints.
19. Consults with representatives of large businesses and governmental agencies regarding issues of mutual concern; consults with building managers regarding changes of mail receptacles, delivery patterns, or tenants; contacts lessor regarding building repairs.
20. Exercises a normal regard for the safety of self and others with particular emphasis on compliance with established policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of postal operations in carrier stations including delivery and collection, retail sales and service, mail distribution and dispatch, and Post Office Box services.
3. Knowledge of provisions of the national agreement as they apply to delivery operations.
4. Ability to manage the work of others in order to meet production and quality goals, including planning and scheduling, monitoring performance, facilitating the flow of information, and providing technical guidance.
5. Ability to coach and train subordinate supervisors in customer services and delivery operations.
6. Ability to implement and/or oversee programs in compliance with established safety policies and security procedures.
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of employee labor organizations.
8. Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to investigate and resolve customer complaints, and to furnish information to community businesses and governmental agencies regarding postal services.
Homestead Post Office
739 Washington AVE
Homestead FL 33030-9998