welcome to the OHIO Chapter UPMA The official hosts of the 2021 National Convention
             welcome to the OHIO Chapter UPMAThe official hosts of the 2021 National Convention 

News for OHIO postmasters, OIC'c and Supv.

Have you updated your Post Office Alarm Listing.


If you have an alarm system, please update your contact list with Postal Inspector, Larry Macek. Email him your current contact list. His email is lemacek@uspis.gov. Phone number 216-443-4031. Contact lists are very out of date. Try to have three contacts available per office. Also notify NLECC at 877-696-5322 extension 2623.



Update: Postmaster Essentials

Just an update on Postmaster Essentials. There has been a delay in the implementation of the new program. It is expected to be completed by the underwriters by the end of November. In December it will be reviewed and approved by Headquarters.  
In September, each area sent two Facilitator’s to Norman, Oklahoma for a Teach Back of the new content’s. Once everything is through Headquarters, in the beginning of 2020,  the Master Facilitators will recertify their facilitators in their areas. Hopefully, by the beginning of February, we will begin training the new program. I will keep you updated on the progress.
Mari Beth Kirkland                                                                                                 11/01/2019


Ohio UPMA meets with USPS Leaders

Betty Major, Green, Ohio Postmaster, and Mari Beth Kirkland, Middlefield Ohio Postmaster, met with several member of the Northern Ohio Leadership team. 

We explained that many of the topics that we covered are important to our positions, as Postmasters. 

meeting between UPMA and Northern Ohio leaders
Mari beth and NO leaders 9 2019.docx
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The Postmaster Essentials

Level 18-20 Training program is being updated and refreshed. One of our Ohio Postmasters is working with, 3 other Postmasters, in the country, and Kayci McKinley, Training and Development Specialist at Norman Oklahoma. This is several weeks in progress with several weeks to come.

Once completed, a few Postmasters will meet to review, and then teach back the new program. The plan is then for the Postmasters involved to roll it out to the remaining TTT certified trainers for Postmaster Essentials. 

Exciting times ahead for this program. 

Postmaster Representation


UPMA has provided alot of representation lately in the Great State of Ohio. A few reminders need brought up. 

Postmasters get paid 8 hours a day. They need to work 8 or their direct report needs to know where they are. It is not okay to share passwords. Everything is transparent. It is easy to see who is off the clock and yet their logins are entered in the system. Be in compliance always. 

Our latest e-Career workshop was held in Cleveland on October 13th. Did you attend ? If interested in the next workshop, contact:


Deb Justice, Zanesville OH 43701 740-359-5178 Tydebj@gmail.com President, Ohio UPMA


or: Paul Joseph, retired, Celina  OH 45822 419-236-0166 repins@bright.net Editor Ohio UPMA, and Career Awareness coordinator


   Go to the Meetings/Events Page, State Meetings, e-career, for additional information

Postmaster Training


The Northern Ohio District has completed all required Postmaster Level 18-Level 20 training. The district is down to training twice a year, newly appointed only.


The Ohio Valley District is working on getting their Level 18's and 20's trained. 


Mari Beth Kirkland has been working with Headquarters and the National Center for Training and Development rewriting and updating the Program. Once completed there will be a much needed updated version. 

Postmaster Essentials has been a very successful course. Feedback has been extremely positive from attendees. From Finance to ordering and everything in between is taught in this class. Complements such as " this is the best training I have ever had", is echoed often. 

eCareer Training


Paul Joseph, Postmaster of the Celina, OH, Post Office, is committed to the future of our organization through employee engagement and the development our people.  
 He is a partner with the Learning Development & Diversity team as they conduct eCareer Workshops that are held continuously throughout the district. In the six months prior to the career conference in June 2018, eight individual events were held, attracting approximately 450 employees. 
 Paul mentors as many of those employees as he can. Years of military service have honed his sense of accountability and dedication to a mission. He believes “it’s not an obligation, but a duty to mentor and develop others.” 
 Paul is also the management chair for the National Association of Letter Carrier joint task force. His commitment and passion to safety and our people is commendable. Paul is a champion for the people! He is a principled leader with a solid foundation built on integrity.


copied from the USPS

'The Leadership Moment'

newsletter, issue 44, August 2018.

OHIO UPMA eCareer workshop in Perrysburg
1st Regional eCareer WORKSHOP a huge suc[...]
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