Government Briefs 02.09.12

New York State

LaValle Tapped for Library Committee
    State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, who represents New York’s First District, has been named to the newly formed Senate Select Committee on Libraries. The committee is charged with gauging the future needs of the state’s more than 7,000 public and school libraries and making recommendations on library-related state legislation.
Federal

Temporary Jobs Open at U.S.P.S.
    The United States Postal Service has announced that it is hiring postal workers on the East End of Long Island, including in East Hampton, through an online-only application system. The number of workers hired for each East End office will vary. The East Hampton Post Office has five positions open, according to John Loehr, the East Hampton postmaster “These are not permanent positions,” he said, and do not offer benefits, but they could be for up to a year. The Postal Service will begin accepting applications today and close entries on Feb. 23. The pay scale ranges from $14.60 to $22.15, depending upon the position. Applications can be made at usps.com/employment. Those interested can click the “Search jobs & apply online” link to see what is available and create an applicant profile.