WELCOME TO THE UPMA LEARNING CENTER

Welcome to the UPMA Learning Central, The United Postmasters and Managers of America's online training website dedicated to the career, professional and personal development of its members. UPMA is committed to you, the members, by providing training which will help you be successful in your career goals

Welcome

Wayne Francis
Duration: 00:51

Welcome to our UPMA Learning Center. As part of your UPMA membership, these videos are brought to you by our experienced Postmasters and managers to educate you on how to deal with various issues and procedural matters. Membership is a requirement to be able to view these presentations. If you are not a member already, you can log onto our website at www.unitedpma.org, click on membership, join, and join now online or print a downloadable paper application. Your membership ID and first two letters of your last name are used when logging in to view these presentations. Sit back, relax, and enjoy another benefit of your UMPA membership.

Unit Mitigation Process Overview

Wayne Francis
Duration: 08:44

Unit Mitigation Process Overview, Mitigating Factors, Documentation to support Mitigating Factors and Who can request a mitigation.

Choosing the Right Health Plan

Erica Hayton
Duration: 24:43

With over 200 plans to choose from, finding the right FEHB health plan can be overwhelming. PPOs, HMOs, copays, deductibles – what does it all mean? Learn how to make sense of all the health care jargon and find a plan that meets your needs without overpaying. Plus, learn additional money saving tips to make the most of your health care coverage.

UPMA Membership

LeAndra Beckemeyer
Duration: 07:15

A video to help your Chapter or Membership Chair get some ideas on how to increase membership.

eCareer - Your Future Is In Your Hands

Daniel Heins
Duration: 23:19

This presentation will cover accessing eCareer, creating your Candidate Profile, searching for jobs, when to search for jobs, and some application tips for your success. Your future truly is in your hands.

Members Matter!

Stephanie Jett
Duration: 15:30

This presentation is brought to you as part of your UPMA membership, and today we're going to be discussing why Members Matter! Typically, our members can be divided into one of two groups.

Career Awareness Conference

LeAndra Beckemeyer
Duration: 10:45

A video to help your group have a successful Membership drive at Career Awareness Conferences.

Chapter Officer Website Training

Frank Augustosky
Duration: 18:39

The Chapter Officer Website Training presentation will review the tools, data and reports available to designated state chapter officers responsible for managing their chapter and serving the chapter members. This training will include accessing the membership reports, data exports, financial dues reports, downloading mailing labels, explain the monthly membership report and demonstrate how to update members contact and mailing information.

Outlook Basics

Angela Greene
Duration: 05:07

Greetings, UPMA members! I'm Angela Greene, one of your National Vice Presidents, from South Carolina. This presentation is being brought to you today as a part of your UPMA membership. I'd like to take you through a PowerPoint to identify some basic Microsoft Office tools. A great deal of our work day is spent sending and replying to emails, yet we've had little to no training with this application. Let’s start with the basics making your valuable time more productive.

Article 16.7 - Emergency Placement

Jim Maher
Duration: 11:33

Jim Maher, Postmaster of Chesterfield and a National Vice President discusses Labor Relations issues regarding the proper utilization of the Emergency Placement provisions found in Article 16 of the National Agreements. Jim has many years of Labor Relations Experience and recently served as the Manager of Labor Relations for the Gateway District. Many Districts have their own method for handling labor issues. When in doubt, always check with your own LR staff to insure compliance with any local policies.

Get What You Earn - Does My Office Earn a Supervisor(s)?

Stephanie Jett
Duration: 10:52

This video will walk you through the process of determining whether any office earns a supervisor.

Parliamentary Procedures - Part 2

John Galera
Duration: 17:53

Aloha! This video is to familiarize you with Roberts Rules of Order. It is the second part of a series of increasingly more detailed videos exploring the areas most utilized by UPMA. The accompanying PowerPoint (.pot), should be printed, it will help organize and complement the video. I encourage those that are interested, to purchase a Roberts Rules of Order 11th edition ($12) so you can look up keywords mentioned, using the index at the back of the book. Feel free to email me at johngalera1@gmail.com if you have any questions or suggestions. Mahalo!

Get What You Earn - Is My Office Level Correct?

Stephanie Jett
Duration: 14:25

Learn to quickly determine the level of an office using the PS Form 150.

Supervisor's Guidelines for Attendance Control

Jim Maher
Duration: 28:51

Jim Maher, Postmaster of Chesterfield and a National Vice President discusses Labor Relations issues regarding attendance control and the proper manner to address poor performers via the disciplinary processes. Jim has many years of Labor Relations Experience and recently served as the Manager of Labor Relations for the Gateway District. Many Districts have their own method for handling attendance issues. When in doubt, always check with your own LR staff to insure compliance with any local policies.

Parliamentary Procedures

John Galera
Duration: 24:00

Aloha! This video is to familiarize you with Roberts Rules of Order. It is the first part of a series of increasingly more detailed videos exploring the areas most utilized by UPMA. The accompanying PowerPoint (.pot), should be printed, it will help organize and complement the video. I encourage those that are interested, to purchase a Roberts Rules of Order 11th edition ($12) so you can look up keywords mentioned, using the index at the back of the book. Feel free to email me at johngalera1@gmail.com if you have any questions or suggestions. Mahalo!

United Postmasters and Managers Political Fund

Bob Levi
Duration: 11:56

Bob Levi, UPMA Director of Government Relations, discusses the Postmasters and Managers Political Fund (UPMA PAC), and how UPMA members can effectively use political activities to promote pro-UPMA legislation and help UPMA allies get elected to Congress. Bob has over 30 years of legislative and political experience focused on postal issues, and issues that impact postal health and retirement benefits.

Adverse Action 101

Tim Burke
Duration: 05:55

The content of this brief video presentation will familiarize you with what you need to know if the OIG or the Inspection Service interview you and provide you with a list of questions to read and sign. The questions will be in one of three forms, and those three, Miranda, Garrity, and Kalkines warnings are explained in more depth here. If you have questions or are interviewed by the OIG or Inspection Service, call an Adverse Action Member Representative for assistance.

Labor Relations and Grievance Handling

Jim Maher
Duration: 21:01

Jim Maher, Postmaster of Chesterfield and a National Vice President discusses Labor Relations issues regarding grievance handling. Jim has many years of Labor Relations Experience and recently served as the Manager of Labor Relations for the Gateway District. This video clip covers basics on grievance handling for the various crafts. Many Districts have their own method for handling labor issues, so when in doubt, always check with your own LR staff to insure compliance with any local policies.