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FOIA award winner
Associate General Counsel Michael J. Elston, left, and Chief Customer and Marketing Officer Jim Cochrane present a Chief FOIA Officer’s Award to Esther Karl, a budget specialist in Performance Analysis, recently.

Information, please. The Postal Service recently honored three employees for their efforts to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests:

  • Jennifer Farnquist, Greater Michigan District’s acting manager of Consumer and Industry Contact
  • Esther Karl, a budget specialist in Performance Analysis at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC
  • Sina Taihia-Siva, Seattle District’s acting manager of Consumer and Industry Contact

The employees each received Chief FOIA Officer’s Awards, a quarterly recognition program that honors employees who respond to FOIA requests in a timely manner and help USPS foster transparency.

The Freedom of Information Act Blue page has more information.

World’s best. The Pine Ridge Home Owner’s Association of Elkhart, IN, recently gave Letter Carrier Dave Yoder a unique holiday present: They voted him “World’s Best Mailman.”

“His customers just love him, and we do, too,” said Postmaster Jason Scholten.

One more week. There’s still time to make a difference through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

This year’s CFC, which runs through Jan. 12, allows federal employees to contribute to more than 12,000 charitable organizations.

“Your contributions are appreciated and they do make a difference,” PMG Megan J. Brennan says in a recent video message.

Employees can use a paper pledge form or donate online to the causes that are important to them.

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