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My Favorite Time of Year
By Jimmy Warden
The holiday season is here! This always has been my favorite time of the year. Despite the hectic days working during peak season, I remember seeing the happiness and satisfaction on customers’ faces; assisting them in the lobby made it all worthwhile.
This is the time of year when package volume soars and postal employees are asked to meet monumental demands and challenges. And you meet those challenges year after year. It is your dedication and commitment that bring happiness and joy to so many!
May this holiday season be bright and the year ahead turn out to be just right. Warmest wishes for good health and happiness to you and your family.
Membership—yes, you guessed it! I cannot forget about membership. I want to give you an update on Resolution #9 passed at our 68th National Convention this past August in New Orleans. We are working with the Postal Service to acknowledge using a member’s Finance number where they are domiciled, placing them into that specific branch. The Postal Service has been informed and is assessing what programming is needed to accomplish this change.
We also are looking into using employee identification numbers (EINs) instead of full Social Security numbers (SSNs) on 1187s. We still may need the last four digits of SSNs for tracking purposes, but are trying to get away from requiring the entire number. We are working with the Postal Service on this initiative, as well.
I want to sincerely thank those who are actively recruiting new members. At our recent Executive Board meeting in October, the Executive Board Postmaster Committee committed to reach out to nonmember postmasters and explain the benefits of belonging to NAPS. Thanks to Committee Chair New York Area Vice President Dee Perez and his committee members Mideast Area Vice President Tony Dallojacono, Texas Area Vice President Pam Davis, MINK Area Vice President Kelly McCartney and Michiana Area Vice President Kevin Trayer.
As I keep stressing, increasing membership demonstrates leadership. Happy holidays, everyone! Stay safe.