PLANT SAFETY MANAGER
|1993 (BALTIMORE) - 38|
|1993 (NATIONAL AVG) - 34|
|1992 (BALTIMORE) - 27|
This success was attributed, in-part, to contributions made by Mr. Gorkin in his endeavor to facilitate, consult, coach and counsel managers, supervisors, and craft employees, alike. Mr. Gorkin assisted in matters involving conflict resolution or mediation when it was deemed appropriate; he also acted as an ongoing resource for communication, team development, goal accomplishment, management development, and personal leadership.
Issues addressed by Mr. Gorkin centered around effective communications and touched on trust, stress management, interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, self-assessment, acceptance and support. Mr. Gorkin developed a very good rapport with our employees which was due, in-part, to his accessibility to them on the workfloor, and, to his visibility on all tours of operation (no less than two days per week).
In addition to his work (most noted) in the Baltimore Plant, Mr. Gorkin did perform visits to other Plants, Stations/Branches, and Associate Post Offices upon request. Mr. Gorkin's effectiveness is by no means easy to measure in that most aspects of his job deals with intangible elements; he has demonstrated that he is committed to a collaborative relationship with the United States Postal Service and the continuous improvement of the culture and work environment within the Baltimore District, in particular.
Mr. Gorkin's presence provides a proactive approach to address situational concerns prior to them becoming adversely impacting problems. It is for these reasons that we should continue to utilize Mr. Gorkin's expertise and experience in some capacity. To further support this position, please review the attached endorsements from Richard R. Hughes, Sr., Administrative Vice-President, Local 305 NPMHU, and Ronald P. Liszewski, President, Francis "Stu" Filbey Area Local, APWU.
Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact me.
Erik B. Ayers Plant Safety Manager