Challenging, but rewarding work environment. Benefits are excellent which makes the job even more rewarding. Hardest part of this job though is the unique difficulties which Federal employment sometimes provides.
The postal service has great benefits and great coworkers. The lack of true leadership is my biggest complaint. Despite the lack of leadership coworkers get the job done to the best of their ability in order to service the customer.
The workplace culture is very diverse. We are all like family. The environment is very laid back and you would really enjoy the people. Human Resources is broken down into different departments and we handle all HR needs for the postal service.
Few opportunities for advancement. Close to 50% of the staff is non-career with no benefits yet their work metrics are no different from the career personnel. Management is some areas is weak and divisive.
It's a Federal agency & skills are transferable to private sector & other agencies.
A typical day at work involved accessing assigned claims for the day and processing paperwork by analyzing whether the criteria were met via forms prepared by physician's and submitted by employee's. I learned a lot about the FMLA regulations and criteria through an extensive 8-week training course.