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MI employees polish their profiles

Lawanna Feggins, a retail associate in Westland, MI, participates in the workshop.

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, the same is true of the path to a flourishing Postal Service career.

“You made the first step by attending this workshop,” Alex Stubbs told the roughly 40 employees gathered for the first eCareer Candidate Profile Workshop in Michigan District 1.

The sentiments shared by Stubbs, who is the postmaster of Leonard, MI, and the district’s employee engagement manager, were echoed by Val Vercek-William, the district’s acting Post Office operations manager.

“We’re holding these workshops because we want to teach applicants what works in gaining a promotion,” she said. “We want our employees to succeed and the Michigan 1 District to succeed.”

The workshops also help support the Postal Service’s efforts to strengthen its workforce, one of the goals of the Delivering for America plan.

Rozlyn Slack, a Detroit retail associate, was among those in attendance. Her mentor, Joi Holt, a Southfield customer services supervisor, came along to provide moral support.

Slack is excited to be a part of what she describes as a dynamic organization.

“The Postal Service is changing — and I want to be part of that change,” she said.

Holt said she is “here to support my fellow employees. This is a coaching moment for me.”

Stubbs, who is coordinating the district’s workshops this summer, urged those attending to be active in charting their course in the organization.

While the district is happy to offer a leg up with these workshops, “you hold the responsibility to move forward,” he said

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