What floats your boat?

Tammy Braley, a complaints and inquiry clerk at the Charleston, WV, Post Office, was recognized in the fall issue of The Eagle magazine for her volunteer work.

Braley lives in the nearby community of St. Albans, where she organized the Keep It Beautiful Walk, in which volunteers pick up litter, pull weeds, plant flowers and create a well-kept, welcoming environment.

She also volunteers with the Coal River Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Coal River watershed.

The group’s annual Tour de Coal fundraiser attracts thousands of kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddleboarders. That event and the Yak Fest, held the same weekend, bring money “into our town and to our river,” she said.

Small towns such as St. Albans call on residents to be hands-on.

“Community service is a way to positively affect your surroundings — the place you call home,” Braley said.

The Eagle is seeking seeking to feature more employees like Braley in future editions of “Spotlight.”

If you know a USPS worker who exemplifies service to the community or dedication to a cause, send an email to The_Eagle@usps.gov.

The Eagle is mailed to employees’ homes and is also available on Newsroom, a USPS online news hub.

Share your feedback at uspslink@usps.gov. Your comments could be included in the “Mailbag” column.

Opening soon

Open season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan, begins Monday, Nov. 14.

A variety of health, vision and dental coverage is available through the following plans and programs:

• Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program;

• USPS Health Benefits Plan (USPSHBP), for noncareer employees;

• Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP); and

• Flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

The Postal Service and FEHB carriers will provide a variety of virtual events and resources, such as mailers, articles, flyers, fairs and webinars.

The open season LiteBlue page has tools to help you prepare, including frequently asked questions, informational videos and a link to a health plan website from Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

Checkbook enables you to compare costs of FEHB plans side by side, so you can evaluate services and costs, including premiums, copays and deductibles.

Additional information will be provided throughout open season, which concludes Monday, Dec. 12.