Casting call

The Postal Service is inviting employees to audition for this year’s holiday advertising campaign.

Employees who are selected to participate could be featured in a variety of ads, including TV commercials.

The audition is open to all employees. No prior acting experience is required.

The USPS 2022 Employee Casting website has instructions on creating and submitting audition videos. Employees who have trouble accessing the site from a postal computer should try using a personal device or a personal computer.

The employee casting website will now be accessible year-round. USPS conducts advertising campaigns throughout the year that need on-screen participation from its workforce. Employee submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Interested employees are encouraged to keep these other ad opportunities in mind. The site will help USPS build a talent portfolio and alleviate the need for additional casting calls with applications and deadlines.

Filming for this year’s holiday ads is expected to take place mid-September.

Watched words

The Postal Service is reminding employees that there are rules that govern speaking, writing or teaching about the organization or their official duties.

It is important for the Postal Service to present a single, united message to the public. While employed at USPS, employees are prohibited from:

• Profiting off postal information and their job duties, outside of their official position.

• Selling books, magazine articles or other writings that detail the specifics of their postal job duties or internal postal information.

• Accepting payment to give speeches about their postal job duties or internal postal information.

• Teaching courses regarding their postal duties or internal postal information.

Postal employees are permitted to teach courses that reference the Postal Service if the course uses an established curriculum that is not designed or supplemented by the employee.

Employees who have questions should call the ethics helpline at 202-268-6346 or send an email to ethics.help@usps.gov.

Eat smart

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar to learn how to stretch their dollars to provide nutritious and delicious meals on a budget.

The session, “Meal Planning for Health, Budget and Time,” will be held Aug. 8 at noon Eastern.

Health and wellness representatives from GEHA, a not-for-profit provider of health plans for federal employees, will offer tips on how to make meal planning healthy and enjoyable.

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

Following the webinar, registrants will receive an email with a link to an archived recording of it.

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

For more information, email the USPS Wellness team or visit the USPS Wellness LiteBlue page.