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It’s a Team Effort
By Kevin Moore
Georgia State Branch 912 Secretary/Treasurer and Postmaster of Fortson
As a postmaster, one of the skills needed to be successful is the ability to build a cohesive team. This doesn’t mean there won’t be issues or fights among the team because, let’s face it, we see more of each other than our families.
We are a working family. It never has been more important than now to build that cohesive team. Why, you ask? NPA is your ticket to a pay raise. Although many of the 15 objectives are beyond our control, there are three or four within our control. This is where the family comes in.
The family—consisting of the postmaster, supervisors and employees—must work together to achieve the highest cell possible in their lead finance objectives. If one unit is scoring lower than the others, work with them to help raise their scores; it is to your benefit, as well as theirs. If their score brings your total score down, you are losing your pay raise.
Once you are achieving great success with the lead finance objectives, move on to the MPOO objectives. Expand the size of your family and share your success with your group. Increasing the overall MPOO scores also gives you the opportunity to increase your paycheck. After all, we may or may not love our jobs, but we do love our paychecks.