Significant improvements

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy updates employees on the Delivering for America plan in his latest video message.

Topics include the organization’s steady progress in service performance and upcoming significant improvements to the processing and delivery network and USPS transportation strategies.

The video, released July 5, is available on Link and other postal websites and will be shown to employees throughout the organization this week and next.

Additionally, employees can watch a video on the future of the Postal Service network on and read more about the changes in a sneak preview article from the Eagle magazine’s next edition.

Accepting applications

A scholarship to nurture and support new Postal Service leaders is now accepting applications.

The Centralized Funding for Development Scholarship is designed to financially support nonbargaining employees who seek to enroll in training, individual college courses, degree programs or professional certifications to hone their leadership skills.

The application window is July 1-31.

The scholarship helps pay for tuition and educational expenses incurred between Oct. 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023.

The scholarship is funded by the Human Resources department at headquarters and is managed by the Benefits and Wellness team.

The Centralized Funding for Development page has rules and applications. Employees with questions should email the Centralizing Funding for Development Scholarship team.

To remember

President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of this week’s mass shooting in Highland Park, IL.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until July 9 at sunset.

To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position. The flag should be raised to the peak again before it’s lowered for the day.

The USPS Administrative Support Manual has additional guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance.