Chosen by the United States Postal Service to Drive and Maximize Employee Performance Nationwide; Incentive Solutions Leader Selected as an Exclusive Vendor for the Service’s eAwards Program

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 4, 2006–, a leading provider of comprehensive incentive solutions, today announced that it was approved by the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) to take an active role in developing recognition and award campaigns to support the Postal Service’s eAwards system. The eAwards system is an online tool that provides Postal Service managers the flexibility to engage with and increase morale of employees by recognizing their excellence in performance. While not replacing the Postal Service performance appraisal process, eAwards will allow managers to reward employees based upon positive behaviors that are aligned with the Service’s organizational goals. eAwards is scheduled to launch nationwide over the next 18 months and is an integral component of the USPS Strategic Transformation Plan 2006.

“The eAwards system plays an important role toward the success of the Postal Service’s blueprint for the future — The Strategic Transformation Plan 2006,” said Clifton Wilcox, compensation specialist at USPS. “The system will be available in all 50 states, territories, and districts, and will include 33,000 retail outlets, 78,000 Postal Service managers, and about 779,000 employee participants. Having a recognized incentive and rewards industry leader like as a Postal Service partner for our eAwards program will assist us in reaching our goals.”

“It’s a great honor for to be selected as an exclusive vendor for the Postal Service’s national eAwards program” will be attending approximately 20 local, regional and national USPS conferences and conventions throughout 2006 to answer any questions regarding its eAwards incentive and rewards program.

“It’s a great honor for to be selected as an exclusive vendor for the Postal Service’s national eAwards program,” said Timothy Barefield, chief executive officer at “Just as the Postal Service continues to transform their product offerings by making them easier to use and better tailored to fit the needs of its customers, is equally dedicated to providing Postal Service managers and their recipients with the customizable SuperCertificate(R) reward, redeemable for their choice of hundreds of national merchants.”

About is the leading provider of results-based incentive solutions to a wide range of corporate customers. also provides gift certificates and gifting advice to consumer audiences. Established in 1997, the Omaha-based company’s corporate sales organization works with thousands of companies of various sizes and industries to design and deliver incentive programs that motivate, reward, and drive results to achieve their clients’ business objectives. currently provides ROI-based solutions for 77 of the Fortune 100. These programs include customer and employee acquisition, loyalty, reward and retention initiatives. The consumer and small business Web site, and Gifting Resource Center offer universally appealing gifts and rewards for all ages and interests. The company’s best-selling consumer gift and incentive reward, the SuperCertificate(R), can be redeemed at for hundreds of original merchant certificates, including national and local retailers, travel services, popular restaurants, and many other choices within the apparel, sports, home, electronics and entertainment categories. For more information on products and services, visit

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