News of OHIO UPMA Activity

Ohio won the National Convention !!!            

Ohio Chapter's Bid to Host the National Convention


The Ohio Chapter of UPMA is bidding to host the 2021 National UPMA Convention. The Ohio convention will be held at Kalahari Resort and Confetence Center, in Sandusky Ohio. The Ohio Chapter is partnering with Kalahari and Lake Erie Shores and Islands. We have the best Senior Sales Manager, Fran Brown, who has been with us all the way, and will be with us the entire time at Mohegan Sun. Ms.Tiffany Frisch is our Group 
Account Manager from Lake Erie Shores and Islands. 

Currently, we are heavily involved in planning our presentation and promotion at the 3rd Annual UPMA Convention at Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut. The dates of the Mohegan Sun convention are July 27, 2019-8/2/2019. We encourage everyone from the Ohio Chapter to attend.

If we win the bid, we have great plans, and alot of work ahead of us. Our theme is, "Wild About UPMA".  We will host the Convention with the African Safari theme. 

We have many fun things planned. We will have a very active booth in the vendors area, at Mohegan Sun. We will have great give aways, and lots of fun planned. 

Ohio has not hosted a National Convention since 1984. It is high time for us to entertain our wonderful members, from all over the country, and show them what Ohio is all about.

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. 

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 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. 

Paul Joseph is still trying to Retire


Applying to retire? Be sure to do this at least 13 MONTHS before you set a firm date because it will take HRSSC that long to unscrew your paperwork needed to retire. And how do I know all this?????
Because since July 1st which was supposed to be my ‘official first day’ of retirement, I have had exactly SIX phone calls from HRSSC calling and leaving a message on my phone because this was messed up or that was filled out wrong despite the previous instructions they gave me over the phone.  
They even called twice to apologize saying I was right and DID fill out two different forms correctly after they called and said I did it wrong.  Seriously?????   ( Good luck Paul)


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
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