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

Daniel Heins
Duration: 02:06

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.

Powerpoint 101

John Galera
Duration: 16:33

This video will show anyone how to easily and quickly make a variety of presentations and a process to assist you in the facilitation of a presentation to an audience.

What’s Happening on HERO

Kenna Orioha
Duration: 16:17

A lively look into building your HEROProfile, conducting Career Conversations, and completing Self-Development courses. New Updates: The HEROProfile Gauge has been added to the HERO Homepage to track your progress and you no longer have to click “Request” to launch one of HERO’s 3,000+ Self-Development courses!

Personal Absences

James T Dunlap
Duration: 03:40

Everything you needed to know about Person Absences (ELM 519.7).

FMLA for You

James T Dunlap
Duration: 03:16

FMLA is a program available to you, not just your employees, what to do when You personally need FMLA.

UPMA PAC 2020

Edmund Carley
Duration: 20:35

I'm here to talk today about the United Postmasters and Managers of America and our Political Action Committee, what it is, what it does, why it's necessary, and why you should be a part of it.

Advisement of Rights, The History of And How They Apply

Jackie Deter
Duration: 06:35

Advisement of Rights. There are three situations that you need to know, and there are three people that we're going to talk about that are going to explain those situations.

Member Retention

LeAndra Beckemeyer
Duration: 03:50

You've done it, you have signing up that new member! Now the hard part, how to retain our new member. And here are a few quick tips to help you with that.

Respectful Recruitment; Sharing the Value of UPMA

Richard Hui, Mari Beth Kirkland, Kathy Frame
Duration: 11:26

Sharing the value of UPMA membership, respectful recruitment, tips and pointers presented by members who care about the support and career advancement of UPMA members.

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!

Timely Appeals And Request For Information

John Sertich
Duration: 08:39

This module will guide Chapter Member Reps through the disciplinary action appeal process. It explains, step-by-step, how to prepare timely appeals and submit requests for relevant information.

650 Mediation Process

John Sertich
Duration: 10:09

This module explains the 650 Mediation process for non-adverse actions. It will help the Chapter Member Rep prepare for and participate in the Mediation meeting. It will also provide strategies to achieve favorable results for our members.

UPMA Membership

LeAndra Beckemeyer
Duration: 07:15

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

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.

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.

Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for Chapter Treasurers

Steve Kochersperger
Duration: 02:35

10 Easy Steps to keep your Chapter in Compliance.

How to Figure NPA Mitigation

Wayne Francis
Duration: 12:07

We have a presentation showing how to submit your NPA. This presentation provides step by step instructions, how you would configure and figure out your NPA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Legislative Engagement and Lobbying Why It’s Important to UPMA Members

Chris McCannell
Duration: 09:22

Legislative engagement and lobbying - Why it’s important to UPMA members

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.

Chapter Member Representation - Part 1of 3 - The Investigative Interview

John Sertich
Duration: 08:10

This course is designed to provide the basics of serving as a CMR to members during an Investigative Interview.

What is the UPMA Political Action Committee And Why It Is Important to Support It

Chris McCannell
Duration: 07:29

What is the UPMA Political Action Committee and why it is important to support It

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!

Planning and Negotiating Chapter Conventions

Gerri Swarm
Duration: 14:56

Planning and negotiating chapter conventions is essential to chapter success. It is the primary forum to engage and involve chapter members, both active and retired; bringing them together to meet the USPS management team, their elected leaders, attend educational classes, net-working, and socializing. This short video and attached guidelines to planning a chapter convention can start you or your representative on the path to an active member group.

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.