Paydays

Want to know when you’ll be paid this year?

The 2023 calendar image that accompanies this article shows the 26 paycheck dates for Postal Service employees. Every month this year will have two paydays, except for March and September, which will have three each.

The calendar also shows federal holidays, including Juneteenth National Independence Day, which became a holiday in 2021. The holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, will be observed on Monday, June 19, this year.

You can click the image, save it to your computer and print it.

Online fraud

The Postal Service is reminding employees to beware of fraudulent websites.

Hackers use fake sites to steal people’s employment and banking information. The fraudulent site will appear to look like a company’s employee website — such as LiteBlue — or mimic a bank’s customer portal.

When you attempt to log in to a fake site, scammers can collect your username and password, which they can manipulate for their own financial gain.

If you use an online search engine such as Google or Yahoo to navigate to sites requiring a password, such as banking sites, you may find fake websites in your search results.

You can reduce the chances of encountering a fake website by navigating directly to the official website address.

If you visit a site frequently, bookmarking it as one of your favorites helps avoid mistakenly accessing a false site. To bookmark LiteBlue, use the official address: www.liteblue.usps.gov.

All USPS employees should remain vigilant when providing information on any site. Always take steps to ensure the site is valid.

The CyberSafe at USPS sites on Blue and LiteBlue and USPSCyberSafe.com have general guidelines on avoiding online scams.

Applications open

A scholarship to nurture and support new Postal Service leaders is 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 Jan. 1-31.

The scholarship is funded by the Human Resources department at headquarters and is managed by the Health 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.