Inside Blue, the latest #PostalProud initiative, features employees praising the contributions of their colleagues.
One of the subjects is Perry, IA, Postmaster Janelle Hall, who received a shout-out for her creative problem-solving.
During the holidays, when Hall encountered a retailer’s package that didn’t have a name or address, she put her detective skills to work and tracked down the intended recipient: a man who had ordered special sneakers for his wife as a Christmas present.
“The customer was so happy,” Dawn Cook, a Hawkeye District consumer and industry contact manager, says in an Inside Blue post praising Hall.
Other posts focus on Will Harris, a Baltimore letter carrier who has befriended a little girl on his route who dressed like him for Halloween and invited him to her virtual birthday party, and Tina Walker, a Jacksonville, FL, mail processing clerk who sends love to the Postal Service’s letter carriers.
“They not only deal with being face-to-face with the pandemic, but with daily elements such as the weather and dogs. They make sure the letters I process, as well as important packages, are delivered to our customers in a prompt, courteous manner,” Walker writes in her post.
Inside Blue, which runs each year from January through March, is part of the broader #PostalProud initiative.
The other series in the initiative include Behind the Eagle (April through June), Beyond the Blue (July through September) and Peek Into Peak (October through December).