Focus on the Front

The Postal Service will offer virtual career fairs for front-line supervisory jobs once a month on Sundays, starting this weekend.

The fairs are part of Focus on the Front, an initiative to fill 2,800 Executive and Administrative Schedule Level 17 supervisory positions.

Topics to be covered during the fairs include:

• How to apply, including navigating the USPS Careers page, creating an eCareer profile and effectively addressing knowledge, skills and abilities requirements;

• Interviewing tips, including best practices and how to hone interviewing skills; and

• The role of the supervisor, including an in-depth review of supervisors’ duties and responsibilities and potential career paths.

The virtual career fairs are open to both career and noncareer employees and will be held on the following dates: May 22, June 12, July 24 and Aug. 14.

Employees must complete an online registration form to participate in a fair.

NPF keynote

USPS has released a video and transcript of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s keynote address at the 2022 National Postal Forum.

The remarks, delivered May 16, focus on the Postal Service’s strategic vision, including its efforts to become the nation’s preferred delivery provider.

The National Postal Forum — an annual gathering of more than 3,000 professionals from the mailing and shipping industry — began this week and is slated to conclude May 18.

A healthy approach to aging

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar to learn about embracing aging and growing older gracefully and healthily.

The session, “Healthy Aging, Part 1 — Love Your Body,” will be held Wednesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. EDT.

This will be the first in a four-part series on how you can help the body age well.

Chelsea Krueger, a nurse consultant with Blue Cross Blue Shield, will review the body’s aging process, create an exercise routine and set personal goals for a healthy aging routine.

Participants must register before the event on the webcast website. After signing up, directions will be emailed to each registrant.

Following the event, the webcast will be available for on-demand access.

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

For more information, email the USPS Benefits and Wellness team or go to the USPS Wellness LiteBlue page.

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot. A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 97.07 percent during the week ending May 13, down 0.08 percent from one week earlier.

The data was collected May 18.

Central led the four areas with a rating of 97.26 percent, while Atlantic ranked last with a 96.86 percent rating.

Among the 50 districts, Washington, part of WestPac Area, ranked first with a 98.01 percent rating, while Alaska, part of WestPac, ranked last with a 95.02 percent rating.

Scanning data allows customers to track their mail and packages, which helps USPS deliver excellent service, boost loyalty and drive revenue.

To see the latest data, go to the Informed Visibility website and select “Customer Experience,” followed by “DES 2 Scan Performance.” Postal Service employees must request Informed Visibility access through eAccess.

Delivery data. From April 1-May 6, the Postal Service delivered 93.5 percent of First-Class Mail on time when compared with the organization’s service standard, according to data released last week.

During the same period, USPS delivered 95 percent of Marketing Mail and 86.8 percent of Periodicals on time, the figures show.

Communications honor. The USPS Corporate Communications department’s field team recently received an honorable mention in PR Daily’s Social Media and Digital Awards for efforts to promote the national rollout of new package sorting equipment.

The campaign included more than 145 news stories about the equipment, which is part of the 10-year Delivering for America plan to modernize the Postal Service.

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