Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Saluting Our FEOY Nominees

From left, Postal Inspectors Ivan Ramirez, Blanca Alvarez and Bladismir Rojo are nominees in the South Florida Federal Executive Board's "Federal Employee of the Year" Awards Program. Photo: John Walenda
Congratulations to Postal Inspectors Blanca Alvarez, Ivan Ramirez and Bladismir Rojo who were nominated in the Law Enforcement category in the South Florida Federal Executive Board's 52nd annual "Federal Employee of the Year" Awards Program. They are competing among category nominees from Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties.
Postal Inspectors are charged with securing the mail system and protecting the U.S. Postal Service and its employees. Inspectors Blanca Alvarez, Ivan Ramirez and Bladismir Rojo of the Miami Division (state of Florida and southern portion of Georgia) enforce more than 200 federal statutes and carry a firearm. Inspectors have investigative jurisdiction over any criminal, civil or administrative crimes involving the U.S. Postal Service. They often work with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to solve crimes related to armed robbery cases, bank fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, international drug trafficking, mail theft, mail bombs, and suspicious substances. They also were tasked with the auxiliary duties of Public Information Officer (PIO). All three embraced this additional responsibility with the same high level of professionalism and enthusiasm as demonstrated in their regular duties.

The blog will feature additional nominees in the coming weeks. 
The awards program, which includes a luncheon, is Friday, May 12, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel. Employees are invited to attend as an off-the-clock activity. To purchase a $38 ticket, contact Manager, Learning Development and Diversity Damaris Agrait at 305-470-0881.

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