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Awards, ‘American Greed’ and more

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In July, Pacific Area Deputy Managing Counsel Catherine Meek and Suncoast District Manager Eric Chavez were named National Engagement Leaders of the Year for 2017.

Engagement awards. The Postal Service is continuing to seek nominations for its third annual Engagement Leader of the Year Awards, which honor leaders who foster enthusiasm, involvement and commitment among their teams and peers.

Nominees for this year’s awards must be Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) or Postal Career Executive Services (PCES) employees in leadership positions and have employees who report directly to them.

The nomination forms and instructions are available on the Employee Engagement Blue and LiteBlue pages. Nominations are due Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Cracking the case. A U.S. postal inspector will be featured in an upcoming episode of “American Greed,” a CNBC series that examines true crimes.

The episode, slated to debut Monday, Oct. 15, highlights the case of Jeffrey Cohen, a Maryland man who is serving a 37-year prison sentence in a massive insurance fraud scheme.

Postal Inspector Penny Tserkis-Mullins will appear in the episode, discussing how Cohen fraudulently obtained more than $100 million in premiums from thousands of victims.

CNBC posts full episodes of “American Greed” on the show’s site after each telecast.

Spreading cheer. Postal Posts, the USPS blog, has a new look to celebrate the holidays. Now through December, the blog will feature fresh content each week to help keep customers up-to-date on peak season happenings, as well as ways to make the holidays a little easier.

Customers can check Postal Posts to learn about package shipping deadlines, volume projections, tips to avoid shipping glitches, special postmarks, ways to protect packages, how to ship food and fragile items, and more.

Postal Bulletin. The Postal Bulletin’s Oct. 11 issue features an update on the Postal Service’s cybersecurity efforts. The publication also includes the latest updates to USPS policies, procedures and forms.

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