The front line

Mail clerk Jon Wing sorts parcels

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Jon Wing (pictured), mail clerk in postal and parcel services, prepares outgoing parcels Monday morning. With lots of buildings locked for security while many employees work remotely, PPS staff still are servicing about 75% of campus buildings. And that takes care of more than 90% of campus and U.S. mail right now, according to PPS manager Bob Tott.

Mail volume has declined enough that Tott reassigned one of his six team members to assist with UPS and FedEx package handling and delivery at ISU's central receiving facility on East Lincoln Way.

"Our interface with logistics and support services is strong, so this is a win for both units," he said.