Finding a greater purpose

Cleveland Letter Carrier Mitchell Rivas shared his nonprofit work with readers in a recent issue of The Eagle magazine.

Rivas and his wife, Mindy, founded Maryssa’s Mission Foundation to support the families of hospitalized children.

Having lost their 2-year-old daughter Maryssa, who was born with a heart defect, the couple understands the difficulties faced by the parents of a medically fragile child.

Through the foundation, families are given food, support and help with lodging.

“We hope to take the pressure off these families and let them focus on what’s most important,” Mitchell Rivas said.

“Keeping my daughter’s memory alive while being able to serve others is really rewarding,” he said. “It’s now in the DNA of our family to serve others.”

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

Click-N-Ship access

Are you one of the more than 12,000 Postal Service employees who have requested access to Click-N-Ship through ARIS but have not yet received approval?

If so, the Shipping and Commerce Product Management team would like you to create a Click-N-Ship G-10 user account through the USPS Business Customer Gateway.

Instructions for creating the account are on Blue.

You will need to create a username and password before selecting the “Official Mail Shipping Labels” service.

You will then select a customer registration ID based on the vice president of the USPS organization you work under. A list of the customer registration IDs is available on Blue.

You will receive an email after the account has been activated.

After activation, you will have access to Click-N-Ship on and will be able to print administrative shipping labels.

Employees with questions can email

Comparison shopping

To help Postal Service employees compare health plans during this year’s open season, the organization offers access to Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

The guide has details about all plans available through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.

The comparison tool includes information on copays, deductibles, prescription drug costs, and whether dental and vision benefits are included in specific health plans.

Most FEHB plans will see benefit and rate changes for the coming year, some may drop out of the program, and others may change service areas or coverage options. Thus, it is important to check current offerings.

Checkbook has published its annual guide to federal benefits for more than 35 years. This is the fifth year USPS has provided free access for all employees and retirees.

Employees can access the guide through the Open Season LiteBlue page.

Open season, the annual period when employees can change their health coverage or enroll in a new plan, will conclude Monday, Dec. 12.