NALC honored heroic postal employees at its annual awards ceremony

March 28, 2024 A Postal Service employee who saved a customer being attacked by a dog received the top hero of the year award from the National Association of Letter Carriers this week. Philip Moon, an Amarillo, TX, letter carrier, was in his delivery vehicle last fall when he saw the woman being attacked. He…

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USPS offers Hatch Act training reminder to nonbargaining employees

August 3, 2023 Postal Service nonbargaining employees are required to complete training on political activity and the Hatch Act by Sept. 30. The Hatch Act law prohibits federal workers — including Postal Service employees — from engaging in political activity while on duty, while wearing a uniform, while on federal property or while inside a…

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USPS Employees: Reset Self Service Profile (SSP) password after April 24, 2022

April 18, 2022 All employees will be required to reset their Self Service Profile (SSP) password after the April 24, 2022 effective date, see the attached notification. If changed prior to April 24, 2022, it will have to be changed again as the system will require a reset of all passwords on April 24th. The…

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USPS wants veterans, spouses to self-identify

The Postal Service is encouraging employees who are military members, veterans or spouses of veterans to complete a voluntary self-identification survey using a new application on HERO. “Completing this survey will allow the Postal Service to update its data, which can help us improve the workplace for veterans, current military members and employees who are…

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USPS: Use Voyager credit cards appropriately

The Postal Service has a reminder for employees: Voyager credit cards are to be used only to purchase fuel for postal vehicles. If you have a USPS-issued Voyager card, don’t use it to buy food, drinks, or fuel for a personal vehicle. Doing so violates the misuse of property provision of the standards of ethical…

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USPS: HERO hiring – New platform adds recruiting portal

Postal Service managers and supervisors can now use HERO to recruit new employees and perform other hiring activities. HERO is the new system that allows postal employees to manage their career development activities from a single online platform. The system replaces several “legacy” platforms, including eCareer. The HERO recruiting portal, which launched last month, allows…

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USPS: ‘Family’ man, New York letter carrier rescues tenants

When Queens, NY, Letter Carrier Joseph Urbina heard loud crying and screaming coming from the fourth floor of an apartment house, he ran toward the building and saw a raging fire inside one of the units. Urbina immediately called 911 and helped a family escape from the burning apartment. Then he ran through the building,…

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