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Tom Henrichs
01:05 PM ET (US)
Mailers weigh in on USPS
"The biggest beef seemed to be around communication - or lack of it."
Yes we are a communication quasi-gov agency.
That's a fact.
But, as an employee, I'd say that a lack of communication has been our biggest problem during my career up to now.
Tom Henrichs
11:21 AM ET (US)
Hillsboro Post Office ranked in Top Ten nationally for employee morale.
So, there's a list.
Where does your facility fall on this list?
Just saying
08:15 PM ET (US)
So it seems that the excessing of employees has begun. First abolishing jobs then excessing in house to the needs of the service. And rumor has it too be that it's the beginning of the storm to come. Next step is excessing out. That's the latest at local 305. Any other facilities experiencing the same??
Tom Henrichs
01:56 AM ET (US)
I get USPS link mobile and paper mail from the USPS letting me get the good news.
But I need some good news that hasn't been Ok'd by management.
Anybody got some?
Tom Henrichs
06:40 PM ET (US)
Today we had a "Townhall Meeting."
We were told something about the response rate for the most recent Postal Pulse Survey, but no mention of the results or when (if) they would be posted.
What is management 's thinking?
Do they expect better results if they don't share the results?
Tom Henrichs
08:22 PM ET (US)
Today I stopped in our customer lobby to buy stamps and noticed a poster on the wall, pictures of Milwaukee Postmasters.
I thought that too much for a P&DC with many employees but was willing to let it slide. How long that poster has been on the wall, I've no idea, if I'd seen it before I didn't put it into long term memory.
But while still on lunch break I checked my email and found that this is Public Service Recognition Week (our PMG wants employees to know their service is appreciated.)
Did you know this was Public Service Appreciation Week?
Do you think management at your facility was aware of this?
Were you feeling the appreciation?
07:07 PM ET (US)
where is the $675 retro pay our stewards at local 303 are totally silent and clueless on the matter
Tom Henrichs
07:32 PM ET (US)
"Four basic Postal Service facts
...a first-class postage stamp.
For 50 cents, you get the stamp, 3 cents in change ...."
Is that a selling point?
Do people want to walk away with more pennies?
45 or 50 cents, choose.
I suggest 50 cents.
A nickel is too close to a penny.
Tom Henrichs
05:19 PM ET (US)
Total eclipse of the sun forever stamp.
How cool is that!
Will management run with similar stamps?
Or do the usual, say "we tried that," and quickly go back to the usual?
Tom Henrichs
11:04 PM ET (US)
4/21 Simple and straightforward.
Yes, but without PEN I'd be unaware
of it.
I'm grateful for PEN daily, but does it have a competitor that could supplement it?
I am a USPS employee and get nothing of content from management.
Tom Henrichs
04:12 PM ET (US)
Does anyone have a ranking of USPS Processing & Distribution Centers, by whatever measurement, they can share?
09:55 PM ET (US)
Should me as a bid driver get a choice were i want to drive before the multi rate driver if the spot is open
Tom Henrichs
07:58 PM ET (US)
I know nothing specifically about the training USPS management undergoes.
Ofcourse I can say that generally it, at best, has been a waste of time. (And somebody's money.)
What management training program emphasizes withholding any and all information from employees?
Postal Pulse Survey Results?
This is information and therefore not fit to be shared with employees.
Again, what management training program teaches this?
More importantly, how can management fail to see that as a mistake?
Tom Henrichs
01:48 PM ET (US)
Have the Postal Pulse results been mentioned in a service talk at your facility?
Have the Postal Pulse results been posted at your facilty?
Have you received the Postal Pulse results in the mail?
Are you luckier than most?
Tom Henrichs
12:14 PM ET (US)
The turn over rate for MHAs in 2015 was 29.86%, the rate was 37.67% for 2016.
These are national measurements.
What are the MHA turn over rates for your facility?
Is management at your facility doing something to pull these rates down?
Or has management at your facility been doing something that has added to the problem?

Yes I believe facility specific information should be shared with employees in service talks.
Tom Henrichs
05:14 PM ET (US)
16 Feb. Link Mobile - USPS News

A nice article about a retired USPS employee with dementia.

Recently I read that retired USPS employees have high rates of dementia.
It's nice to know USPS management is aware of this.
Maybe we'll soon see steps taken to change this.
Ginger Jean
05:24 PM ET (US)
Can someone tell me how long is training in a straight truck? I went for training and they gave me 3 hours training. I haven't driven in a while so the trainer said it went rough. It went good for me. I didn't hit the curve, I didn't run the light and I stopped before the white line. Plus I backed into the smallest Post Office ever. Which I must say some trainees could not do.. I'm just a great Mailhandler trying to upgrade my level. Apparently it's harder then I thought .
Edited 02-11-2017 06:17 PM
PMR suspendedPerson was signed in when posted
01:30 AM ET (US)
Not your friend.
PMR suspendedPerson was signed in when posted
01:30 AM ET (US)
Read PMR forum for my post this morning. I want mail Carrier's to know what we PMR'S and Postmasters are trained to do regarding mail handlers. Usps, or your Boss, is
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