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Mail Center Security and JHH Virtual Tour
October 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description – Join Rod Toney for a virtual tour of the Johns Hopkins Hospital showing their processes, HIPAA compliance measures, and noting changes made due to the coronavirus pandemic. Michael Butler from the USPS Inspection Service will continue the discussion noting how they can assist companies in not just responding to incidents but also how you can be on the front lines of prevention and detection – all with a minimal budget.
This will be a ZOOM meeting, but you do not need ZOOM to join.
Participation will be limited so sign up today and please share this information with your colleagues.
The Mail Distribution and Transport System
JHH Sustainable Solutions & Salvage
Bio – Roderick Toney is the Assistant Director at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Johns Hopkins is a 1,154 bed teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine located in Baltimore, MD and is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest hospitals and medical institutions. His areas of responsibilities include the Mail Distribution and Transport System for the hospital, School of Medicine, School of Public Health and University, and Salvage & Sustainability Department that encompasses waste reduction initiatives.
Roderick’s resourceful leadership style is the product of progressive experiences in the mailing industry which began while working as a casual employee at the United States Postal Service. With over 30 years of experience, he has developed the ability to articulate a clear vision and direct in a strategic way which allows him to reach his departmental goals, birth new leaders, and ensure continued growth and development throughout the operation.
Roderick is considered an industry professional by many of his peers and seeks out opportunities to develop professionally. He serves on the Executive Boards of the United States Postal Services Greater Baltimore Postal Customer Council (GBPCC), the Washington D.C. Metro Mail Systems Management Association (MSMA), the Johns Hopkins Emergency Management Incident Command Team, and is Chairman of the Trustee Board at the United Baptist Church.
Roderick holds designations from the United States Postal Service as an Executive Mail Center Manager (EMCM), the Mail Systems Management Association as a Certified Mail and Distribution Systems Manager (CMDSM) and Mailpiece Design Consultant (MDC). He is certified in the Bridges Transition Model – Leading Organizational Transitions and as a Level 1 Impact Training instructor with the National Healthcare Transporter Certification Program. Roderick is also Lean Six Sigma Green Belt trained.
Homeland Security Coordinator
USPIS – Washington Division
Bio – My name is Michael T. Butler and I am one of many who protect the integrity of the U.S. Mail while helping to ensure public trust. I am currently a Homeland Security Coordinator (HSC) in the Washington Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service. I am 57 years old and I am not a Postal Inspector, however, I am still a vital part of their professional, technical and administrative team (PTA).
I began my career as a part time flexible city letter carrier, and while delivering a walking route in the cold of winter, soaking wet and frozen, decided to expand my sights to other positions which included: Associate Supervisor, Supervisor and Manager, Customer Service, OIC Postmaster, Supervisor Distribution Operations, Safety officer, Manager, Emergency Preparedness, and finally Homeland Security Coordinator.
After the events of September 11, 2001, I realized that we must prepare for the unexpected. During the 911 attacks, I was inside of World Trade Center tower one (New York), while my wife was working at the Pentagon. After returning back to my duty station in early October 2001, my office at the Brentwood Post Office (Washington, DC) where the building was contaminated with Bacillus Anthracis (Anthrax) was closed forcing me to relocate my position.
In my current position, I serve as a subject matter expert with all things involving Aviation Security to include Hazardous Materials and Anonymous Mail. I greet all new employees during their orientation and provide direction and instruction on security protocols and expectations related to secure the different methods of mail transport. I routinely conduct exercises along with USPS, as well as, independent exercises involving USPIS and external partners.
I assist with Mail Center Security presentations for external agencies, conduct Air Transportation Reviews at local airports to include BWI, IAD, and RIC. I also scour the internet searching for items being shipped through USPS but are classified as restricted hazardous materials. I conduct tours and exercise related to the Biohazards Detection System, and hazardous materials discovered in the processing phase. I work with Postal Inspectors trained as Dangerous Mail Investigators, and routinely provide baseline samples to laboratory research networks (LRN’s). I utilize my skills and knowledge to provide background data on mail and the facilities and equipment used to process any piece of mail.
I am one of the many persons in this organization, that is dedicated to providing a safe working environment to all employees and maintaining the level of trust expected from our customers.