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On the Job: Promoting good attendance

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Greater South Carolina District Attendance Officer Stacey Martin helps ensure employees are present to serve USPS customers.

My name is Stacey Martin, and I’m the attendance control officer for Greater South Carolina District. My job is to help employees understand how vital they are to USPS and how customers are affected when employees aren’t here to provide service.

I manage and monitor the district’s attendance programs and serve as a liaison between supervisors, managers and departments like Finance, Human Resources and Operations.

Ensuring employees’ availability helps the Postal Service remain a viable organization. When employees come to work and do their jobs, processes flow effortlessly and we can provide excellent customer service.

Part of my job is educating employees. I conduct stand-up talks about the benefits of saving sick leave so it will be there for you when you need it. I’ve experienced this firsthand. Last October, I broke my knee. Because I had used sick leave wisely, I was able to concentrate on my own healing.

I began my career in Queens, NY, in 1991 as a part-time flexible letter carrier. I transferred to South Carolina in 1993. I was promoted to management in 2001 and went into operations. When I applied for my current position, I knew I could make an important contribution if I got the job.

I met my husband, Ed, through USPS. He was a letter carrier and recently got promoted to labor specialist. We’ll celebrate our 25th anniversary in April. My daughter is in the U.S. Navy and stationed at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and my other daughter is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina.

The Postal Service has been great to me and my family. I’m thankful for my career and the opportunity to make a positive impact. That’s what I try to do every day.

“On the Job,” a series on individual employees and their contributions to the Postal Service, appears regularly in Link.

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