The Postal Service was charged up last week.
USPS leaders, alongside White House officials, unveiled the first set of charging stations for electric delivery vehicles at the South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center on Jan. 22.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy explained that the rollout of the new electric vehicle fleet is part of the broader Delivering for America plan.
“As we transform our operating processes and invest in new automation, new technologies and upgraded facilities and vehicles, we will generate significant efficiencies that reduce our costs, slash our carbon footprint and minimize waste,” he said.
Later in the week, USPS dedicated its latest Lunar New Year stamp, Year of the Dragon, during a ceremony in Seattle.
Elsewhere, Link caught up with Cara Greene, the USPS controller and vice president who uses the organization’s wellness resources to help stay fit, and we went “On the Job” with Kobi Logan, a Simpsonville, MD, retail associate, and “Off the Clock” with Selden, NY, Postmaster Valarie Faria, who raises butterflies.
Other highlights included our overview of USPS Zone, a program that encourages Executive and Administrative Schedule employees to share information about postal products and services on social media; our guide to postal-themed Valentine’s Day gifts; and our history lesson on the Black Heritage stamp series.
Additionally, we introduced you to Lowell Joerg, a 95-year-old Stockton, CA, retiree who collects postcards and mails them to the places they depict — a longtime hobby he calls his “redistribution of happiness” project.
Each vintage postcard is accompanied by a letter from Joerg in which he writes, “I hope it brightens your day.”
We have a feeling it does.