Mail moments of nostalgia and networking

Left: Elena Heer (L), daughter of Guernsey, WY, Clerk Jane Heer and Guernsey Postmaster  Curt Artery saddled up under the light of a full moon during a recent Pony Express ride  reenactment. Right: Author Laura Vanderkam uses personalized stationery when keeping in touch with friends and contacts.

Left: Elena Heer (L), daughter of Guernsey, WY, Clerk Jane Heer and Guernsey Postmaster
Curt Artery saddled up under the light of a full moon during a recent Pony Express ride
reenactment. Right: Author Laura Vanderkam uses personalized stationery when keeping in touch with friends and contacts.

Get an audio peek behind the scenes of a Pony Express ride reenactment on the new edition of Your Postal Podcast, online now.

You’ll also hear from the author of a recent Fast Company article on how to network with others through the mail.

The podcast is optimized for mobile listening – just go to YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile on your personal mobile device. You can also listen to the program by searching for “Your Postal Podcast” on iTunes or YouTube.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this month’s edition and an archive of previous shows are also available at YourPostalPodcast.com. If you have questions about how to access the podcast, please email us at yourpostalpodcast@usps.com.

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Networking New Relationships

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There are many organizations that use special events as a way to network with one another. Events can include meetings in various environments such as at a sporting event or a hotel ballroom, but whatever venue is employed, the goal of building lasting relationships is the key element to networking success.

On August 25, employees of the Sunland Park Post Office and Anthony Post Office in New Mexico gathered together for a friendly game of softball. During the game, each team had the opportunity to talk with and learn more about the people from the other. In the end, the final score may have indicated that a particular team won the sporting match, but it was the creation of many lasting relationships built on the field that became the biggest home run of the day.

A Fresh Way to Network

A Fresh Way to Network

Government employees have a fresh way to network with new people and expand their knowledge base. GovLoop.com is a government employee networking site dedicated to encouraging the public sector workforce to learn from each other and work together to grow both their knowledge and career opportunities. It provides a rare opportunity to gain insight and learn from employees in other government agencies.

GovLoop.com started in 2008, and has grown to more than 60,000 members nationwide. One of the greatest assets of the site is its ability to link people together with the common goal of improving the workplace environment through open communication. The collaborative community supports each other to help answer difficult questions and generate creative solutions in an “out of the box” format. That infusion of fresh ideas from people in other agencies offers a breadth of knowledge that encourages and inspires, leading to enhanced opportunities for future growth.

The site also has online guides, tools and apps, training programs, informational videos, and current government job openings to support the specific needs of its members.

Do you think GovLoop is a useful tool for Postal Service employees?

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