Coronavirus resources

Computer monitor and laptop monitor displaying USPS websites about the coronavirus

The Postal Service has introduced Blue and LiteBlue pages with resources to help educate employees about the coronavirus pandemic.

Both pages feature videos and Link articles on the topic, as well as workplace posters and information sheets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Blue page also has mandatory stand-up talks.

The Blue page is available on any computer connected to the USPS network, while the LiteBlue page can be viewed on any computer with an internet connection.

Corporate Communications manages the pages and plans to update them regularly, part of the Postal Service’s effort to keep employees informed about the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease associated with the virus.

USPS is regularly sharing guidance from CDC, including listing the actions that people can take to reduce the chances of getting COVID-19 or spreading it.

Last week, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan released a special video message with the latest information for employees.

In addition to the employee resources, USPS is keeping customers informed through posters in Post Offices, service alerts on usps.com and special messages through Informed Delivery.

The new coronavirus was identified late last year in Wuhan, China, and has been spreading around the world, including the United States.

Grande tour

USPS Sales leaders recently visited Rio Grande District to thank employees for their efforts to win new business for the organization.

Since last fall, employees in the district have submitted sales leads that will generate more than $14 million in estimated annualized revenue through the Race for a $Billion campaign.

Rio Grande, part of Southern Area, ranks near the top of the 67 USPS districts in the campaign, which aims to raise $1 billion in estimated annualized revenue through employee-provided sales leads.

“The employees of Rio Grande District are putting their heart and soul into this campaign. Their passion for generating new business for the Postal Service is paying off and helping us move closer to the $1 billion mark,” said Mary Anderson, the small-business engagement sales director, who visited the district last month.

Race for a $Billion has raised more than $423 million so far. The campaign will conclude Sept. 30.

To help employees across the nation provide sales leads, USPS offers several programs, including Customer Connect (for letter carriers), Clerks Care (for retail associates and distribution and machine clerks), Mail Handlers (for mail handlers), Rural Reach (for rural carriers) and Submit a Lead (for everyone else, including Executive and Administrative Schedule employees).

The Sales Blue page has more information about each program, as well as an updated ranking of all USPS districts in the Race for a $Billion campaign.

Making news

The Postal Service has released a video with highlights from the recent Gwen Ifill stamp dedication ceremony.

“It is extremely fitting that Gwen’s beautiful face is on a Forever stamp. She will forever be in our hearts and now will forever be in the consciousness of this great nation. Countless envelopes will go from one part of America to another with her likeness on them,” Eric Holder Jr., formerly a U.S. attorney general, says in the video.

The ceremony, held Jan. 30, honored Ifill, a barrier-breaking journalist known for her integrity and thoughtful approach to reporting the news.

Other speakers shown include Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman; Judy Woodruff, Ifill’s “PBS NewsHour” co-anchor; and Ifill’s counsin, Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

The stamp, part of the Black Heritage series, features a 2008 photograph of Ifill and is available at Post Offices and usps.com.