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USPS leaders present Chief FOIA Officer’s Awards to the latest recipients. In the first image, from left, are Supply Management Vice President Susan Brownell, Purchasing and Supply Management Policy Specialist Marthea Hodge and Acting Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer Natalie Bonanno. The second image shows, from left, Bonanno, Mail and Package Information Technology Contractor Mary Lynne Bratton and Enterprise Analytics Vice President Isaac Cronkhite.

FOIA awards. The Postal Service recently honored two individuals for their efforts to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Marthea Hodge, a purchasing and supply management policy specialist, and Mary-Lynne Bratton, a mail and package information technology contractor, received the recognition.

Hodge and Bratton work at USPS headquarters in Washington DC.

They each received Chief FOIA Officer’s Awards, a quarterly program that recognizes postal workers who respond to requests in a timely manner and help USPS foster transparency.

Kudos for Santa. The Postal Service’s Operation Santa initiative was honored last week with an International ECHO Award for best data-inspired campaign.

The marketing firm behind the campaign, MRM McCann, received the gold award in ECHO’s social good category, which recognizes campaigns that have a positive effect on people’s lives.

Operation Santa was also a finalist in ECHO’s consumer products and services category.

The ECHO Awards, organized by the Data & Marketing Association, honor data-driven marketing campaigns around the world.

Get Informed. The latest USPS blog post reminds customers that using Informed Delivery can help make holiday mailing and shipping more convenient.

The blog notes that the free feature allows users to preview greeting cards and other mail while on holiday travel and respond to loved ones before returning home.

From October-December, the Postal Posts blog will offer packaging tips, mail-by dates, holiday hours and other information to help customers meet their holiday mailing and shipping needs.

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