District Manager Jeffery A. Taylor always has believed in empowering employees and providing them with the tools to be successful in their chosen careers. To help all employees take full advantage of career opportunities, he has tapped instructors who are Subject Matter Experts in their respective fields to share their postal experience and knowledge at this year's Career Conference, "Key to Your Success."
and Sunday, May 6 – 7, the Career Conference will be at the Bonaventure Resort
and Spa, 250 Racquet Club Road, Weston, FL. Take advantage of a great weekend
of activities. Hotel rooms will be offered at discounted rates. Sign up for a
spa treatment. Relax at the pool. Play a round of golf at a special rate. Book
an Everglades tour. Sign up for the Saturday night dinner/dance and enjoy
an evening of fun, food and networking!
be an action-packed day of keynote speakers, workshops, learning experiences,
and networking opportunities. Meet Southern Area Vice President Shaun E.
Mossman and the South Florida District Leadership Team. Meet representatives
from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Office of the Inspector General
(OIG) and learn about career opportunities in these areas.
celebrate your career at the conference,” said District Manager Jeffery A. Taylor.
“The possibilities are endless.”
register, please visit https://uspssflcareerconference.com/.
Event registration is $40 for career employees and $20 for non-career
employees. The dinner/dance is $60 for any employee. On the registration page,
remember to select the Pay Pal button for the credit card payment option.
2017 CAREER CONFERENCE
Leader of the Pack
Henry Dominguez, A/Senior
Plant Manager, Royal Palm P&DC
you want to be a leader? Our A/Senior Plant Manager will share some of his tips
for success over the past several years of his career.
Making the Most of Your
Erica Hayton, Manager,
Benefits and Wellness, USPS
Postal Service provides a valuable package of benefits, but many employees do
not know how to make the most of them. Whether you are new to the Postal
Service or you are preparing for retirement, come find out how to make sure you
are making the right decisions to protect your physical and financial health
now and in the future.
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
from A to Z
Arvella Collins, TSP
course covers every aspect of TSP participation, and would be beneficial for a
mixed group covering every stage of professional life. Topics include the
benefits of savings, traditional vs. Roth contributions, investments, loans,
and post-separation withdrawals.
Winning at the Financial
Catalina Franco-Cicero, Director,
Financial Wellness and Fiscal Fitness Clubs of America
you imagine going onto a football field and not knowing who you are playing, not
knowing who’s on your team, or running plays without a playbook? Not anybody
who wants to win! This class introduces you to the playing field, who’s on the
other team that you must be prepared for, and some of the critical team members
that you need to vet as the quarterback. It’s a fun way to understand personal
finances and some of the plays life will throw at you.
Overview of Retirement
Processes - CSRS & FERS
Richard DeFeo, Supervisor,
HRSSC Operations; and Nancy Castiglione, Personnel Processing Specialist, HRSSC
this workshop, you will receive an overview of information available on the
retirement websites and be provided a workbook on this subject. They will cover
both Civil Service retirement and FERS retirement.
Nutrition & Fitness
Roeyon Ragin, CEO, Operation
F.I.N.E. (Fit Individuals No Excuses)
class will help you jump-start or recharge your diet and exercise regimen with
a few fat burning techniques and super food additions that will help you look
and feel amazing!
eCareer: How to Apply for
Barbara Munoz, Staffing
Specialist; and Lorraine Ramsey, Field Recruiter
on proper completion of the eCareer profile and how to make your profile stand
out from the crowd. You will learn how to answer a KSA, how to organize and
begin and end documents effectively.
Are We Worth the
Javier A. Gates Algarin,
Operations Industrial Engineer; and Denise Young, Manager, Post Office
new employees - This class is just for you to see how your career will matter
and the many opportunities the Postal Service can offer.
Joseph A. Croce, Jr., Manager,
Customer Service Operations, Pompano Beach, FL; and Phyllis A. Reed, Postmaster,
an interview can be a nerve-racking or uplifting experience, depending on which
way you approach it. Learn what managers are looking for, how to answer
interview questions, and discover techniques that will help you convince a review
board that you are the best person for the job.
Writing for Career Advancement
Debra J. Fetterly,
Strategic Communications Specialist, Southern Area
business writing can open doors and can help you move up the corporate ladder.
Clear, concise written communication always stands out as an impressive
credential. Your ability to express yourself, in writing, often creates a first
impression to the review board that reads your eCareer application or to a
manager who reads your detail request letter. What does your writing style say
about you? Like most things in life, writing well gets easier with practice.
Learn more about the importance of good writing skills in today’s workplace and
how to develop that distinct competitive edge.
Career in Law Enforcement
Ivan Ramirez, U.S. Postal
Inspector, Miami Division; Jeldrys Lowry, Assistant Special Agent In Charge,
Office of Inspector General; and Captain Don Martin, Postal Police
what career opportunities are available, with the Postal Police, Postal
Inspection Service and the Office of Inspector General.
Career in Customer
Enrique M. Suarez, Postmaster,
Miami, FL; and David C. Guiney, Postmaster, Fort Lauderdale, FL
career opportunities available in the Customer Service side of the Postal
Career in Mail Processing
Juan Gonzalez, Plant
Manager, Miami P&DC; Linda Gray, Plant Manager, West Palm Beach P&DC;
Sheldon Dixon, Plant Manager, Miami ISC
the many career opportunities within a Mail Processing plant.
Career in Maintenance
Carl Powell, Manager, Maintenance, West Palm Beach P&DC; and Michael Kirk, Manager, Maintenance Operations, Miami P&DC
This workshop provides an overview of the application, testing and candidate supplemental application booklet for the Maintenance craft. Receive insight on how to prepare for a career in the technical fields for employment with the USPS Maintenance Department. Career in Finance
Joel Ouellette, Manager, Finance
what career opportunities are available in the Finance Department.
Career in Marketing
Juan Nadal, Manager,
Marketing; and Lilliana Castro, Manager, Consumer and Industry Contact
about the rewarding career opportunities in the Marketing Department.
Career in Operations
Kristopher Novy, Manager,
Delivery/Customer Service Programs
about the exciting career opportunities that are available in the Operations Programs
Career in Human Resources
Tom Noone, Manager, Labor
Relations; and Charisse Nadal, Manager, Safety
about career opportunities that are available in the Human Resources Department.
Building Team Success
Dr. Sharon Johnson, Employee
Engagement Ambassador, Southern Area
is not a destination; it is a process, a lifelong strategy of building on
strengths, minimizing weaknesses, and focus on the people and points of life
that are most important. You will achieve great things by understanding four
very important success-building areas: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude and
Motivation – Seize Your
Dr. Sharon Johnson, Employee
Engagement Ambassador, Southern Area
dream … it can inspire you, it can empower you. But will it reward you?
Most people fail to realize their potential because their dream remains
hypothetical. Together we will discuss the ownership question: Is my
dream really my dream? The clarity question: Do I clearly see my dream?