The Postal Service is encouraging employees to leverage the HERO platform to take ownership of their career development.
The most important step is creating a HEROProfile, a feature that allows employees to offer a consolidated view of their professional information. Managers, supervisors and colleagues can then view the HEROProfile to assess the employee’s skills, talents and experience.
HERO’s other features include:
• Career Conversations. This feature promotes ongoing career-oriented discussions that can be initiated by an employee or his or her direct manager. These discussions focus on helping the employee to meet his or her career goals.
• Development plans. These plans can serve as a “road map” to guide future developmental activities, including helping employees identify the skills they’ll need to grow in their current role or prepare for future career opportunities.
• Self-development training. HERO offers access to more than 3,200 free courses that employees can complete to enhance their personal and professional development.
• Succession planning. This feature allows USPS leadership to discover qualified employees for detail assignments, projects and promotions.