Postal Employees Communicate to Weather Storm

August 28, 2012 @USPS

Birmingham ALThe USPS Alabama District has activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the storm, ensure the safety and well being of its employees, and to restore operations and service as quickly as possible following Isaac.

As Hurricane Isaac heads for the Gulf Coast, postal employees are asked to call the National Employee Emergency Hotline at 1-888-363-7462 for updated information on work schedules and reporting times. This number also will provide employees with an update on facility status once the storm has passed.

Postal employees who must evacuate their home, city or state are asked to call the USPS Employee Notification Hotline at 1-866-666-5349 to report their new location.

Deaf or hard-of-hearing postal employees who have a mobile phone with a relay app such as Sorenson, Sprint, Purple, etc., are asked to call the voice hotline number through their phone’s relay service or contact the Postal Service online via the Federal IP Relay at TDD users should call the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Deaf or hard-of-hearing employees who must evacuate should follow the same procedure to report information on the USPS Employee Notification Hotline.

Should Isaac impact postal service in Alabama communities, customers may contact our hotline at 1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777) for specific information regarding delivery and retail services for each office in the affected area.


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