Seasonal spotlight

Denver Letter Carrier Dale Szymanski is interviewed this week by a CBS Radio News reporter.

News organizations across the nation are reporting on this year’s holiday rush, giving USPS employees an opportunity to step into the spotlight.

“The [packages] keep coming in,” Denver Letter Carrier Dale Szymanski says in a report that aired this week on dozens of local and national TV and radio stations. “We get out and deliver them until we’re done.”

In other reports, Ricardo Quental, senior plant manager in Northeast Area’s Triboro District, and Monica Nevins, Western New York District’s senior plant manager, each highlighted the Postal Service’s recent investments in new package-sorting equipment.

Reporters also are covering the Operation Santa program, which allows employees and customers to grant the holiday wishes of people in need.

Other segments have shown employees offering holiday shipping tips in Dallas, processing holiday cards and letters in Madison, WI, and working behind the scenes at the Shady Grove, MD, Post Office.

Additional coverage has featured PMG Megan J. Brennan, who praised employees in a series of radio interviews earlier this month.

Employees’ enthusiasm has also been making news.

“There is holiday spirit from coast to coast,” Sr. Public Relations Sue Brennan told The New York Times this week. “This is our favorite time of the year.”