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Hempstead Post Office employees assist coworker impacted by flood

hempsteadBrenda Crawford, Postmaster of Hempstead, TX, said that CCA  Tameka Oaks, was impacted by the last storm that hit Houston and the surrounding area. Ms. Oaks’ apartment was flooded and all of her furniture and clothing were destroyed. Together, Hempstead Post Office employees donated clothing to Ms. Oaks, and gave her $320 to help her get back on her feet. Shown to the left (left to right) are Tameka Oaks, CCA, Hempstead and Brenda Crawford, Postmaster, Hempstead.

 

 

June 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

District Manager recognizes winners of March Madness contest – Delivering The Brand

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Former POOM  Myron “Chuck” Kelly (left) and new POOM  Michael Bonnette teamed up to win honors during the Business Connect – March Madness contest. Mr. Kelly won the March Madness Championship, while Mr. Bonnette’s unit’ the Conroe Post Office won the VIP award for top revenue and activities generated during the contest.  The Houston District’s POOM/CSOM areas were required to match up each week and compete for the right to compete in the championship match.  In the photo, Kelly and Bonnette pose with District Manager Kim Quayle.

June 17, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Take a look at our next generation mailbox

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The suburban Next Generation Mailbox test was met with rave reviews in the original three test cities.  For example more residents signed up for the test than anticipated!  As the first phase comes to an end in the three test cities, feedback is being gathered and results are being analyzed.

In fact, feedback has been overwhelming.  One result from the feedback so far has been to revise the mailbox standards and add a new standard called 7C.

The next phase of the suburban Next Generation Mailbox is a national test, which will focus on households that get the most failed first attempts.  Candidates for the test will be surveyed and participants will be chosen from the surveyed pool.  Mailboxes planned for the next phase include additional features that are being investigated, such as ones that enhance delivery like lockable mailboxes. Stay tuned for more news from the Product Innovations team regarding the Next Generation Mailbox!

 

June 16, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Missouri City Annex leadership team recognizes Father’s Day

 

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Managers at the Missouri City Annex Post Office (Craig Biagioli, A/Station Manager; Mila Meneses, Supervisor, Customer Service; and Deloyis Phillips, A/Supervisor, Customer Service) held a Father’s Day Employee Appreciation celebration for their employees which included a trivia contest about the Postal Service. Prizes included movie tickets, gift certificate for Applebee’s, crystal candle holders, and workout gloves. Pictured above are winners of the trivia contest.  They are: Rural Carriers Donald Bilbo, Anthony Sauls, Mark Sanders and Anthony Cook; Custodian James Smith and Rural Carriers Josue Santos and Glen Stepp.

June 15, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Contract Truck Driver saves life, recognized by Houston leadership team

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On the morning of March 4, Southern Mail Truck Driver Levorne Bell performed a heroic act. Mr. Bell left the North Houston Facility in an 18-wheeler truck at 4:00am, headed to Brenham with mail like most mornings. While traveling west on Interstate 290, he noticed a small pick – up truck on fire on the side of the road. He reacted instantly and pulled over safely and ran to the aid of the burning vehicle. Bell flagged down additional help after realizing there was someone inside the truck. Meanwhile, a first responder was traveling the opposite direction, saw the burning vehicle and turned around. As the first responder arrived, Bell pulled the man out of the burning truck with another gracious civilian. A fire extinguisher was located and used on the flaming truck until the fire department arrived on the scene to control the fire. Soon afterwards, the Prairie View Police and State Troopers arrived to assess the burning pickup truck. Because of Levorne Bell’s quick, thoughtful, and humble act he helped save a man’s life!

On May 5, the Houston District Leadership expressed their thanks and recognized Levorne Bell with refreshments and acknowledged this heroic act with a personalized plaque. He also told of this experience, pulling and saving a man from a burning truck. Levorne Bell is a hero at heart!

In the photo above are from left; Senior Lead MDO Cedric Houston, Houston District Manager Kim Quayle, Contract Truck Driver Levorne Bell, North Houston Senior Plant Manager Karlett Gilbert and Houston Officer-in-Charge Chenise LeDoux.

 

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Supervisor, Maintenance Operations selected

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The North Houston P&DC is pleased to announce the promotion of Francisco Lamas Jr as Supervisor, Maintenance Operations. Francisco started his postal career as a Custodian at the Houston Processing and Distribution Center in 1999. He began acting as Supervisor Maintenance Operations in 2005. Throughout the years, Francisco was promoted from Custodian to Labor Custodian to Maintenance Mechanic and to Building Equipment Mechanic.

 

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Supervisor, Maintenance Operations promoted

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The North Houston P&DC is pleased to announce the promotion of William (Bill) Stiers as Supervisor Maintenance Operations. Bill started his postal career as a MPE at the Houston Processing and Distribution Center in 2005 and was promoted to Electronic Technician in 2007. He began acting as Supervisor Maintenance Operations in 2010 and has supervised on various tours throughout both the Houston and North Houston P&DC’s.  Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management/Logistics and Associates degree in Management from Park University, and enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

 

 

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Supervisor, Maintenance Operations named

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The North Houston P&DC is pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron J. Beeching, as a Supervisor, Maintenance Operations.  Aaron started his postal career as an Electronic Technician in September 2004 at the GPO in Houston, TX, assigned to Tour 2 Maintenance. He began serving as an acting supervisor in 2006.  He retired from the Air Force in 1991 after 22 years and worked in a variety of maintenance and educational positions prior to his career with the Postal Service.

Aaron holds a commercial radio and radar license, an amateur radio operator license, an Associate’s Degree in Avionics Systems Electronic Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. He is married with 5 children, 13 grandchildren and enjoys spending time with his family.

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Supervisor, Maintenance Operations appointed

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Xandria L. James-Ward was recently appointed as Supervisor, Maintenance Operations at the North Houston P&DC. Xandria started her postal career as a Laborer Custodian at the Houston Processing and Distribution Center in 2006. She began acting as Supervisor, Maintenance Operations in 2008. She supervised on various tours throughout the Houston P&DC. During the next five years, Xandria was promoted from Custodian to Building Equipment Mechanic and shortly after took a position as Mail Processing Equipment Mechanic. In 2014, she was awarded the position of Houston District Safety Specialist.

Xandria is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Houston, and spends her spare time as a Starbucks Manager. Her greatest accomplishment is her family.

 

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Simonton, TX offers snacks for flood victims

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Jane Ehlert, Postmaster, Simonton, Texas, said that the town of Simonton was in mandatory evacuation from Saturday, May 28, 2016 until Monday, June 6, 2016. Residents were then allowed to return to their homes to assess the damages.  Some homes had up to six feet of water in them.  Jane said, “Our customers are our family and when they hurt, we hurt.”   Jane and her Clerk, Theresa Klotz, wanted to contribute to the community and put a little normalcy back into their customers’ lives when they visited the Post Office, so they had fresh popcorn, cookies and drinks available in the lobby.    Customers enjoyed the refreshments as they visited and swapped stories.

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June 8, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment