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Virtual job fair

The Postal Service will offer a virtual job fair for supervisory positions on Sunday, July 14. Participants will hear from operational leaders and receive an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to be a competitive applicant. Individual sessions will provide information on how to apply for vacancies in eCareer, demonstrate qualifications for a position, […]

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PSHB virtual seminar

USPS employees and annuitants may participate in an upcoming virtual seminar on the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program. The session will be held Thursday, July 11, from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern and from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern. PSHB — which takes effect in 2025 — is a new, separate program within […]

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Biden-Harris Administration honors USPS with Presidential Federal Sustainability Award

The White House has announced the recipients of the Presidential Federal Sustainability Awards. The Postal Service was among the honorees. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy accepted the award for electrifying the largest federal fleet during a June 25 ceremony. “We are honored to receive this award as our team has built a great relationship with members […]

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Going for the gold

The USPS Benefits and Wellness team is encouraging employees to participate in Go Gold, a six-week fitness challenge whose theme ties in with the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Employees can earn points by participating in more than 100 activities, including walking, swimming and tennis. The program will run from Monday, July 8, through Sunday, […]

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Here’s what Link covered June 16-22

Last week, Link told you about the Postal Service’s plans to release a stamp honoring Alex Trebek, the beloved “Jeopardy!” host. On the stamp is written the prompt, “THIS NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN HOSTED THE QUIZ SHOW ‘JEOPARDY!’ FOR 37 SEASONS” and underneath, upside down, is the correct response: “Who is Alex Trebek?” Presales began June […]

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Mericle worker

Rural Carrier Debra Mericle was delivering mail in Paulding, OH, in January when she heard a cry for help. She found an older customer on the ground, in pain, near the foot of the steps to the woman’s home. The customer said she’d slipped on ice while trying to feed her cats and had been […]

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Clue: This naturalized U.S. citizen will be honored with a stamp

The Postal Service will release a Forever stamp honoring beloved former “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek on Monday, July 22. Ken Jennings, the quiz show’s current host, announced the stamp on the June 21 episode. To find local broadcast times, check the “Jeopardy!” website. The stamp’s release is concurrent with the show’s 60th anniversary this year. […]

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Keeping mercury out of the mail

Due to recent mercury spills in the mail, the Postal Service is reminding employees that metallic mercury and items containing metallic mercury are prohibited in the mailstream. Mercury is a toxic chemical that even when exposed in small amounts — through inhalation, ingestion or skin contact — may cause serious health conditions. When spilled, mercury […]

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‘Psychics’ didn’t see it coming

The latest episode of the “Mailin’ It!” podcast examines how postal inspectors cracked a $175 million mass-mail fraud case involving scammers posing as psychics. Clayton Gerber, a postal inspector in criminal investigations, is the guest. The 35-minute episode, released June 18, is available on Link and other postal websites, as well as most podcast platforms. […]

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Easy gliders

The Postal Service has released a video on Protect Sea Turtles, new stamps that highlight six endangered species that forage in U.S. waters or nest on American beaches. They are the loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley and green sea turtle. Steve Dearing, the Postal Service’s data and analytics vice president, is featured in […]

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Sit, stay, speak

In its latest episode, the “Mailin’ It!” podcast looks at this year’s USPS National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign. Linda DeCarlo, the Postal Service’s occupational safety and health senior director, is the guest. The 24-minute episode, released Tuesday, June 4, is available on Link and other postal websites, as well as most podcast platforms. […]

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PSHB virtual seminar

USPS employees may participate in an upcoming virtual seminar on the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program. The session will be held Tuesday, June 4, from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. PSHB — which takes effect in 2025 — is a new, separate program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and will be […]

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More stamp releases are on the way

The Postal Service has announced release dates for more of this year’s stamps, along with cities where dedication ceremonies will be held: • Hank Aaron: Wednesday, July 31; Atlanta; • Dungeons & Dragons: Thursday, Aug. 1; Indianapolis; • Pinback Buttons: Thursday, Aug. 15; Hartford, CT; • Autumn Colors: Friday, Aug. 16; Hartford, CT; • First […]

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Change for the better

The Postal Service is making progress in its efforts to transform facilities, reduce costs, grow revenue, engage employees and better serve customers, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told the USPS Board of Governors last week. In recent months, the organization has activated several regional processing and distribution centers, made improvements to more than 20 local processing […]

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‘Set Your Workday Up for Success’

Postal Service employees may participate in an upcoming webinar on using simple habits to become more productive and feel fulfilled during the workday. The session, “Set Your Workday Up for Success,” will be held on Wednesday, May 15, at 9:15 a.m. Pacific and 12:30 p.m. Pacific. Representatives from University of Phoenix will lead the webinar. […]

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Here’s why USPS employees should follow ethics rules

The Postal Service has released a video that shows the importance of ethical behavior on the job. The video addresses three common types of ethical lapses: mail destruction, mail theft and misuse of postal property. The four-minute animated video reminds employees they have a duty to protect the sanctity of the U.S. Mail. Willful acts […]

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Selling smarter to deliver for America

In its latest episode, the “Mailin’ It!” podcast features Shibani Gambhir, the Postal Service’s sales intelligence and support vice president. Gambhir describes the sales team’s role in implementing the Delivering for America plan and explains how important it is for USPS to grow its business with its biggest customers. The 26-minute episode is available on […]

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USPS observes Earth Day

The Postal Service will celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Under the Delivering for America plan, the organization is taking steps to enhance sustainability throughout its network and day-to-day operations. This includes establishing broad goals earlier this year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, divert waste from landfills, increase procurement of renewable energy and boost […]

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USPS is reinventing Mr. ZIP for a new generation

Mr. ZIP is back. The Postal Service is giving the beloved character new life through children’s products that aim to expand the appeal of the USPS brand. “Our vision is that Mr. ZIP becomes a beloved character to today’s children, and they grow up remembering him and having an affinity for mail and the Postal […]

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Here’s what Link covered April 14-20

Last week, Link reported on people who continue to mail their tax returns each year. Among them: Tim Qiu, a USPS acting integrated operating plan specialist who recently used Certified Mail for his return. “I’m very happy that the Post Office can provide this secure service,” he said. We also reminded you to beware of […]

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Down on the farm

Rural Carrier Associate Hayden Dale was delivering mail recently in Wilmington, OH, when he heard shouts coming from a barn. Dale found a customer on the barn floor who had fallen off a ladder, hitting his head and sustaining other injuries. Dale ran to the man’s residence to alert his wife, who called 911 while […]

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Telework training due by June 13

USPS employees and contractors who work remotely must complete every-other-year telework training by Thursday, June 13. The course, called CyberSafe Teleworking: Working Remotely, is for employees and contractors with virtual private network or virtual desktop infrastructure and who are approved for telework. The training covers teleworking responsibilities, the importance of communicating effectively, the applications that […]

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It’s about time

Do you have recommendations for “Off the Clock,” Link’s column on Postal Service employees and their after-hours pursuits? If so, email us. A member of our team will get back to you. In the meantime, catch up on stories you may have missed. “Off the Clock” subjects this year have included Jacob Howley, a USPS […]

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‘Healthy Snacking’

Postal Service employees may participate in an upcoming webinar offering tips on a more healthful approach to snacking. The session, “Healthy Snacking,” will be held Thursday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. Representatives from Kaiser Permanente, a provider of health plans for federal employees, will lead the discussion. Participants must register before the […]

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Remembering Betty Ford

The Postal Service has released a video on its new Betty Ford stamp. The stamp honors the former first lady, who was widely admired for her support of women’s rights and her candor about the serious health challenges she faced. The four-minute video features comments from Susan Ford Bales, her daughter; Dr. Joseph Lee, president […]

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