On the mark

The Postal Service’s Submit a Lead program has passed $1 billion in total revenue since it began in 2003.

Submit a Lead allows employees who are not eligible to participate in the Postal Service’s other lead-generation programs to pass on information about customers who could benefit from USPS products and services.

Employees who participate in the Business Connect program also use Submit a Lead to pass on information about customers who are outside of their Post Office’s service area.

As of April 30, Submit a Lead has brought in $77 million in new estimated annualized revenue for the current fiscal year, which pushed the program’s lifetime total above $1 billion.

Postal employees have submitted more than 5,500 leads this year through the program.

“It takes everyone focused on finding new revenue for us to be successful,” said Mary Anderson, small-business engagement director at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC. “Thanks to the Submit a Lead program and the other five employee lead programs, we have a lead program for everyone to participate in.”

Sales generated from Submit a Lead count toward the USPS Power of One campaign to raise revenue through sales leads from employees.

The Postal Service is encouraging as many employees as possible to submit at least one lead through any of its six lead programs by Sept. 30. The Small Business Sales team is tracking program participation rates through its weekly “Drive to 35” downloadable report.

The Small Business and Lead Generation Programs Blue page has more information about Submit a Lead and the other employee lead programs: Business Connect, Clerks Care, Customer Connect, Mail Handlers and Rural Reach.

‘Plan Now for a Secure Future’

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar on long-term care insurance and retirement planning.

The session, “FLTCIP 3.0: Plan Now for a Secure Future,” will be held Thursday, May 13, at 2 p.m. EDT.

The administrators of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) will conduct the webinar, which will explore the realities of long-term care, family caregiving and funding options such as Medicaid.

The presentation will also include a thorough review of FLTCIP benefits and features, including costs.

Lisa Roussel, a certified long-term care program consultant, will review FLTCIP eligibility requirements and the application process. She’ll also discuss online resources to assist eligible employees and qualified relatives in exploring program options.

There will be a live Q&A session following the event.

Employees interested in participating should register before the session on the webinar website. After signing up, directions will be emailed to each registrant.

Participation is voluntary. Nonexempt employees may only participate off the clock or during authorized breaks.

To learn more about FLTCIP, go to LTCFeds.com or call 800-582-3337. For more information on the webinar, email the USPS Health and Wellness team.

Moving along

“News Quiz” is a weekly feature that lets you test your knowledge of recent Link stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. Fill in the blank: The Postal Service recently announced plans to move mail processing operations at (blank) facilities.

a) 18
b) 45
c) 138
d) None of the above

2. Which of the following is not among the 15 ZIP Codes where USPS plans to add its Package Pickup service?

a) 01083 (Connecticut Valley District, Atlantic Area)
b) 48333 (Detroit District, Central Area)
c) 00613 (Caribbean District, Southern Area)
d) 99603 (Alaska District, Western Pacific Area)

3. True or false: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends folding neck gaiters to create two layers to cover the mouth and nose.

a) True
b) False

4. Who was recently named Philadelphia’s acting Postmaster?

a) Fort Lauderdale, FL, Postmaster David C. Guiney
b) Boston Postmaster Leroy Middleton Jr.
c) Pompano Beach, FL, Postmaster Michael V. Vecchitto
d) None of the above

5. Where does Mary Steinbicker, the retiree who mailed a postcard a day last year, live?

a) La Crescenta, CA
b) Lehigh Acres, FL
c) Sioux City, IA
d) Minnetonka, MN

Answers: 1) a. 2) d. 3) a. 4) b. 5) d.

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