Stop, look, listen: Help keep our
It's back to school time and that means more children on
the roads and sidewalks and a greater risk of accidents.
USPS® employees have to be more alert around places
children play. To help keep them safe, be alert and follow
these safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety
• Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.
• Stop for a school bus that has red flashing lights and
an extended stop arm. That means it's loading and
• When parked near a schoolyard, watch for children
when backing out your vehicle.
• Watch for walking children, especially where there
are no sidewalks.
• Watch for children playing near bus stops. They may
dart into the street without looking.
• Watch for children walking or biking to school.
• When driving in neighborhoods or school zones,
watch for young people who may be in a hurry to get
So, whether you're in a neighborhood or near parks,
schools or playgrounds, be on the lookout for children playing and riding skateboards, scooters, mopeds or bicycles.
Classics! Sporty Cars keep "America on
to right: Ford Motor Division President Darryl Hazel, Senator Carl Levin
(D-MI), Deputy PMG Pat Donahoe, USPS Technical Advisor and '53 Corvette
owner Noland Adams and Detroit District Manager Gloria Tyson.
Classic car aficionados and fans of the
1950s joined other
Michigan State Fair-
goers to celebrate the
release of "America on
the Move: '50s Sporty
Cars" recently in Detroit.
And what's a classic
car event without some
cruisin'? Leading up to
the stamp release, Noland Adams - owner of the '53
Corvette featured and technical advisor on the stamps -
delivered mail in his Corvette with help from Royal Oak, MI,
Letter Carrier and Postal Ambassador Jim Willson.
Oak firefighters were among customers who received classic delivery treatment
Friday on the Woodward Ave. route in Detroit.
made along Woodward
Ave., to the annual "Woodward Dream
Cruise" that attracts 1.5
million classic car fans
and more than 40,000
ideas how USPS can improve customer satisfaction, generate more revenue
or increase productivity?
These are all important
goals - and will be key to
the Strategic Transformation Plan 2006-2010 due to be
But don't wait to share your ideas - our eIdeas program
is always open, and is now easier to find on Blue. Go to the
"My Life" page and you'll see eIdeas in the upper right
For more information on eIdeas - or better yet, to submit your great idea - go to eIdeas on Blue, brought to you
by Human Resources, Information Technology and Public
Affairs and Communications.
Get Linked: Supply chain management keeps USPS efficient
about $1.7 billion in cost benefits?
That's how much the
Postal ServiceTM has received in cost benefits
through supply chain
2000 - using best practices to make sure you have the
supplies, equipment and services you need to do your job.
That's one of the reasons that Postmaster General Jack
Potter was honored as 2005 Chief Executive Officer of the
Year by a global supply chain management research
Watch for the video "Get Linked" on USPS-TV and On
Demand, to find out how every USPS employee is a link in
the supply chain. Check the Supply Management Web site
for more information.
The ultimate truth in advertising: Vote
online for "We Deliver For You."
the Postal Service's "We Deliver For You" campaign was launched,
it gave America its first behind- the-scenes glimpse of the Postal Service
as viewers followed a letter through the mailstream. The letter traveled
through all sorts of weather conditions - snow, heat and gloom of night
- and all sorts of mail processing machinery on its way to being delivered.
Americans liked it. USPS employees liked it.
Now Madison Avenue likes it.
It's one of 26 slogans chosen to compete in the 2005
Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame. Help make it
the ultimate "truth in advertising" by going to
now and Sept. 23 to cast your vote.
Have power, will travel: Six 1.6
megawatt portable generators hit the
Six large 1.6 megawatt portable generators are on their
way to different parts of the country - courtesy of the
Office of Emergency Preparedness. It's part of ongoing
efforts to "keep the lights on" at USPS facilities during an
extended disaster or a national incident associated with
This isn't your typical "building supplies" store generator.
Each unit is big enough to keep automation machinery up
and running in a large processing and distribution center.
As part of a rapid deployment force, these mobile generators will be located in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle,
Tallahassee, and Washington, DC, so they can provide
needed power within 48 hours of a request.
Star struck: 5 Star Customer Service
Program shines in October
Post Offices across the country can bid a fond farewell
to the Order of the Yellow Jersey (OYJ). There's a new star
on the horizon - five of them, to be exact! The 5 Star
Customer Service Program replaces OYJ. It's a different
program, but with the same goals - providing excellent retail and delivery service to our customers.
Performance clusters will be arranged in five distinct
groups - Diverse and Crowded Cities, Established Cities,
Cities in Open Spaces, Smaller and Older towns, and the
last group is simply titled "Room to Grow."
Using a combination of Customer Satisfaction Measurements (CSM) scores for residential and small businesses in
four key areas - Clerk Information, Clerk Efficiency, Accurate Delivery and Delivery Time of Day scores - incorporated with Mystery Shopper wait-time-in-line scores,
performance clusters will be measured against an established baseline.
Awards will be given every quarter. Look for detailed information from your district manager later this month.