Post Offices Continue to Re-Establish Service: Postal Workers Asked to Report to Work

Sep 14, 2005, 01:00 ET from United States Postal Service

    BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As post offices across
 southeastern Louisiana continue to reopen, the Postal Service is asking all
 postal employees in the area to report back to work at their regular postal
 facility, if they are able to do so.
     "Katrina affected many of our employees, and they are taking care of their
 families," said Anthony Ruda, the lead executive for the Postal Service
 Recovery Team efforts for Louisiana.  "We have been reconnecting with them
 while working to reestablish service to our postal customers," Ruda explained.
     Ruda also emphasized that postal employees who have relocated outside
 their immediate area and have not yet returned should report to any postal
 facility to inquire about work that may be available to them.  "We want to
 ensure our people are safe first, and then to see if there is anything we can
 do to help them," Ruda continued.  "If they are available for work, they
 should report to any postal facility to see if work is available for them."
     A total of 98 post offices have reopened within eight parishes in ZIP Code
 areas 700, 703 and 704 since Hurricane Katrina disrupted operations.
     All service to ZIP Code area 701 remains suspended until further notice,
 and customers displaced by Hurricane Katrina are encouraged to file a change
 of address order to ensure their mail follows them to their new location.
 Changes of address may be filed online at www.usps.gov , by calling
 1-800-275-8777 or at any post office.
     Additionally, specific information on the status of each post office in
 the affected area is available at www.usps.com .
     "Our ability to re-establish service is contingent on ensuring the safety
 of our employees, the number of employees available to work, our ability to
 transport mail into storm-damaged areas, and the condition of our facilities,"
 said Ruda.
     Postal employees should continue to check in by calling the "PostalEase"
 toll-free number at 1-877-477-3273.  Employees will be connected to a call-
 center operator and asked for their current location, contact information, and
 availability for work.
    In addition, postal employees can call the National Employee Hotline
 Notification System for updates.  The toll-free number is 1-888-EMERGNC
 (1-888-363-7462).
 
 

SOURCE United States Postal Service
    BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As post offices across
 southeastern Louisiana continue to reopen, the Postal Service is asking all
 postal employees in the area to report back to work at their regular postal
 facility, if they are able to do so.
     "Katrina affected many of our employees, and they are taking care of their
 families," said Anthony Ruda, the lead executive for the Postal Service
 Recovery Team efforts for Louisiana.  "We have been reconnecting with them
 while working to reestablish service to our postal customers," Ruda explained.
     Ruda also emphasized that postal employees who have relocated outside
 their immediate area and have not yet returned should report to any postal
 facility to inquire about work that may be available to them.  "We want to
 ensure our people are safe first, and then to see if there is anything we can
 do to help them," Ruda continued.  "If they are available for work, they
 should report to any postal facility to see if work is available for them."
     A total of 98 post offices have reopened within eight parishes in ZIP Code
 areas 700, 703 and 704 since Hurricane Katrina disrupted operations.
     All service to ZIP Code area 701 remains suspended until further notice,
 and customers displaced by Hurricane Katrina are encouraged to file a change
 of address order to ensure their mail follows them to their new location.
 Changes of address may be filed online at www.usps.gov , by calling
 1-800-275-8777 or at any post office.
     Additionally, specific information on the status of each post office in
 the affected area is available at www.usps.com .
     "Our ability to re-establish service is contingent on ensuring the safety
 of our employees, the number of employees available to work, our ability to
 transport mail into storm-damaged areas, and the condition of our facilities,"
 said Ruda.
     Postal employees should continue to check in by calling the "PostalEase"
 toll-free number at 1-877-477-3273.  Employees will be connected to a call-
 center operator and asked for their current location, contact information, and
 availability for work.
    In addition, postal employees can call the National Employee Hotline
 Notification System for updates.  The toll-free number is 1-888-EMERGNC
 (1-888-363-7462).
 
 SOURCE  United States Postal Service