Merry little holidays

The Postal Service’s new holiday TV ad began airing Nov.1.

The commercial, “Built for the Holidays,” showcases a model world made up of USPS shipping supplies and miniature postal vehicles and figurines.

The spot also features the recently released Winter Woodland Animals stamps and other postal products, including USPS Ground Advantage, USPS Connect and Priority Mail.

Last week, the Postal Service released a video that includes the ad and a behind-the-scenes featurette with the employees and others who helped produce this year’s holiday campaign.

‘Open Season 101’

USPS will host its “Open Season 101” webinar on Nov. 12 and Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

The webinars are in addition to the annual virtual benefits fair and will provide information on 2024 benefits changes, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program, flexible spending accounts and the Annual Leave Exchange.

Participants can also speak with a benefits specialist during each webinar.

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

The links for the webinars can be accessed on the Open Season LiteBlue page.

Employees can receive open season information by texting BENEFITS to 39369. Message and data rates may apply.

Giving thanks

Postal Service employees may participate in an upcoming webinar on the positive effects of gratitude.

The webinar, “Guided Meditation: Cultivating Gratitude This Holiday Season,” will be held Nov. 13 at noon Eastern.

Representatives from Kaiser Permanente, a provider of health plans for federal employees, will explore how gratitude helps people increase positive feelings, improve health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

Participants must register on the webinar’s website.

Participation is voluntary and must be off the clock for nonexempt employees.

The USPS Wellness LiteBlue page has additional resources. Employees who have questions can email the Benefits and Wellness team.