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’Tis the Season
By Ivan D. Butts
NAPS Executive Vice President
Greetings, NAPS brothers and sisters. I would like to take time thanking you for your continued hard work and dedication to completing the mission of the USPS. I also want to wish you and your family the very best of the holiday season—the times we can, indeed, hold onto and cherish into the new year.
For some of us, the holidays can bring extreme challenges in dealing with prior losses in our lives. Know that you are not alone; there are resources available to help you through these times. Whether you use the USPS Employee Assistance Program or your own provider through your FEHBP, help is available to assist you in making it through.
In the same spirit I do at our annual Legislative Training Seminar in celebrating the tremendous achievements we have made with contributors to our Supervisors’ Political Action Committee (SPAC), I would like to celebrate, yet again, all supervisory and managerial personnel in leading the USPS to be the most trusted federal agency.
Americans still have a mostly positive view of the jobs each of the eight high-profile federal departments and agencies are doing out of 13 such entities measured in a new Gallup poll (see box below). The U.S. Postal Service remains the top-rated agency, with 74% of respondents rating it as doing an “excellent” or “good” job. This conforms with the agency’s number-one status in all prior years Gallup has measured it, including 2014, 2017 and 2018.
This is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates the total commitment of EAS employees to the vital and necessary task of leading employees daily in moving America’s mail. Regardless of whether you are on the front line in the field or serve in support positions in the plants, districts, areas or USPS Headquarters, collectively, we keep those iconic words flowing as if on eagles’ wings: We Deliver, We Deliver.
As we move into the new year, I wish you and your family a truly blessed Christmas season and a happy, prosperous 2020. See America's results below on the job that you do.