Listen and learn

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the importance of stand-up talks on safety matters.

Stand-up talks are the organization’s main communication method to inform employees on a wide range of issues. This information is valuable to everyone, regardless of their level or job title.

Managers, supervisors and installation heads must regularly deliver safety-oriented stand-up talks to employees and keep records to validate that the information was received.

These records should document the following:

• The date, time and unit where the stand-up talk was given;

• The name of the person who delivered the talk;

• The subject of the talk; and

• The names of the employees in attendance, using an annotated unit roster or other automated attendance document.

Employees who have questions or require special accommodations to participate in stand-up talks should speak to a manager or supervisor.

FEHB and Medicare

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar to learn about the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and Medicare.

The session, “Medicare and FEHB,” will be held March 9 at 1:30 p.m. EST.

Representatives from GEHA, a not-for-profit provider of health plans for federal employees, will conduct the webinar and explain how Medicare works with FEHB plans, including information on Medicare parts A, B, C and D.

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 session, registrants will receive an email with a link to an archived recording, along with the slides shown.

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

For more information, contact the USPS Health and Wellness team at