Growing together

The Postal Service’s Power of One campaign has ended, bringing in $1.33 billion in new revenue for the organization.

The initiative began Oct. 1, 2020, with a goal to raise $1 billion through employee-generated sales leads by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.

The campaign’s ending total marked the eighth consecutive year of growth in revenue from employee engagement lead-generation programs.

A similar campaign during the previous fiscal year brought in $1.2 billion in new revenue.

Clerks Care topped the lead programs, generating $454 million, followed by Business Connect ($368.6 million), Customer Connect ($273.5 million), Submit a Lead ($116.6 million), Rural Reach ($106.7 million) and Mail Handlers ($11 million).

This year’s campaign saw 9.3 percent of Postal Service employees submitting at least one sales lead — an all-time high — for a total of 92,000 leads.

“Our employees really came through for their customers — and for USPS — this year,” said Lou DeRienzo, small-business senior sales specialist at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC. “They know their customers and know that the Postal Service can help them in so many ways.”

Protect and defend

Have you ever considered a career in cybersecurity?

The CyberSafe at USPS team works every day to protect the organization’s computer network from multiple security threats.

Throughout October — National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — the team is highlighting various information technology jobs and their roles in securing the USPS network.

Cybersecurity encompasses a variety of skills, including problem-solving and project management.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts cybersecurity and information technology will be among the fastest-growing and best-paying jobs during the next decade.

In fact, the sector is projected to add an estimated 667,600 new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Many of the jobs will pay $91,600 on average, much higher than $41,950, the median annual wage for all occupations.

Postal Service employees interested in USPS cybersecurity careers can check out current job openings under eCareer on Blue.

Retirement webinar

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar on preparing for retirement.

The session, “Retirement 101,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, at noon EDT.

An Aetna representative will conduct the webinar, which will provide a better understanding of how your retirement benefits might work nationwide and overseas.

Participants must register before the event on the webinar website.

Following the session, every registrant will receive an email with a link to a recording of the webinar.

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

The Financial Wellness LiteBlue page also has retirement planning information.

For more information, email the USPS Health and Wellness team.