You control your integrity

Kerry WolnyThere are some things you just can’t control.

You can’t control what people say or think about you. You can’t control Congress’ action or inaction. You can’t control the economy, the stock market or the weather.

In the midst of an ever-changing, uncertain environment, there is one thing over which you have absolute control — your integrity. When it comes to being principled and ethical, you are the master of your own destiny. Other people and external forces might test it in various ways, but ultimately you alone control your integrity.

We have an obligation to all our customers to process and deliver the mail securely and efficiently. This is the essence of what we do. It is expected and required of us to handle the mail properly, report volumes and work hours honestly and accurately, treat people fairly and equally, and have integrity in everything we do.

If you know something is wrong in the workplace or you observe or are asked to do something that may be improper, bring it to your supervisor’s or manager’s attention. In some situations you may need to escalate the issue to a senior manager or executive.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.” Use your integrity and always do the right thing.

Integrity starts with you and spreads out to everyone in your circle of influence.

Kerry Wolny - Sierra Coastal District Manager

Improving the workplace one beat at a time

To build the workplace of the future, all of us have a critical role in creating an environment where individuals and work units thrive. After many years of collecting feedback from the Voice of the Employee (VOE) survey, the Postal Service heard that employees would like to see increased action, so the organization is deepening its commitment to improving our workplace by developing The Postal Pulse.

To meet the business challenges of today and build the workplace of the future, we are replacing the VOE survey with The Postal Pulse. This program will accelerate progress in improving the employee workplace through 1) utilizing a more concise, impactful measurement tool and 2) employing a strong focus on creating long- term change through action planning throughout the organization.

In short, The Postal Pulse will provide:

  • A new, streamlined survey that is grounded in stronger benchmarking, analytical and actionable capabilities and addresses thoroughly researched elements of workplace engagement.
  • An improved capability for more detailed reporting and data analytics at the local levels, so teams and work units can address their own results through actions that are specific and relevant to them.
  • Supportive resources, guides, and electronic tools for work units to have productive action planning discussions and follow-up activities that lead to short- and long-term positive change.

All employees are encouraged to participate in this program by voicing feedback on changes they hope to see in our workplace.

The Postal Pulse will be open from March 16, 2015 until April 3, 2015. Beginning in FY16, The Postal Pulse will be distributed twice a year. For more information on the program and survey elements, visit The Postal Pulse FAQs or direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..