What is LiteBlue?
LiteBlue, or www.liteblue.usps.gov, is an online portal exclusively designed for the employees of USPS, i.e., United States Postal Service. The portal helps the employees to access all of the services effortlessly provided by USPS.
The portal keeps every employee up-to-date with all the essential information and helps them keep track of their progress in their career. The services that are offered on this platform are getting information about pensions, employee benefits, insurance, employment status, and much more. In addition to this, the platform provides all the news and announcements one might want to know that are related to USPS.
More About USPS
USPS is the United States Postal Service, also known as the U.S. Mail. USPS is an independent agency. It falls under the executive management of the United States Federal Government. It is responsible for postal services throughout the United States of America. USPS is one of the few agencies that is authorized by the Constitution of The United States. It is pertinent to mention here that USPS, as of 2019, has over 600,000 employees, about 470,000 career employees, and about 130,000 non-career employees.
It is the legal obligation of the agency to provide postal services to every American. The services should not depend upon the geography, price, quantity, or quality of the post. The boxes in which the posts are sent throughout the US are marked as “U.S. Mail.”
FIRST STEP TO ACCESS THE LITEBLUE PORTAL IS SETTING UP YOUR SSP PROFILE
What is SSP?
SSP is the Self Service Profile. If you are a new addition to the USPS family, then your first step is to set up your SSP password. This is essential for you to be able to enter the LiteBlue online portal. It helps you generate the login credentials for all the applications relating to USPS such as PostalEASE, LiteBlue, eOPF, eReassign, etc.
How To Start With Creating The SSP Password?
The day you join the USPS, you are sent a letter that contains a temporary SSP password. The letter is received in 10 to 14 days of joining. The temporary password is useful as it will help you generate your own password by visiting www.ssp.usps.gov. Once you change your password with the help of your Employee ID and the temporary password, you will be able to generate your own password and use the credentials to log in to all USPS online applications such as LiteBlue.
Now, You May Wonder, “What Is My Employee Id?”
Employee ID for your USPS account is the eight-digit number mentioned on top of the earning statement that you receive. Use this ID to generate a password to start with, and for every future login to all the online applications pertaining to USPS, this will be your User ID, so keep it safe!
|How to generate the login credentials?||By visiting www.ssp.usps.gov|
|Who can access?||Any USPS employee with Employee ID|
|Benefits||Easy access to online services of USPS|
ONCE YOU HAVE ALL THE CREDENTIALS HANDY, THIS IS HOW YOU CAN LOG IN TO THE LiteBlue WEB PORTAL
Once you are successful in generating your own SSP password, you need to visit the official webpage of LiteBlue, i.e., www.liteblue.usps.gov. Once you enter the webpage, towards the end, you will find a section to login to your account with two columns asking for your “Employee ID” and “USPS Password.” Now, enter your Employee ID mentioned on your earning statement and the SSP password you generated on www.ssp.usps.gov. Double-check the credentials, and multiple failed attempts will lead to getting yourself locked out of the portal for a few minutes. Once you are particular about the credentials, click on “Log On.” Now, you have access to your LiteBlue USPS account, and you are all set to browse and know everything that you want.
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO AVOID VARIOUS PROBLEMS PERTAINING TO LOGIN
- SSP Password
- The SSP password that you generate for yourself by visiting www.ssp.usps.gov must be of at least 16 characters. Make sure to write down your password in a safe place as it will be used to access all the online applications that are related to USPS. Things to keep in mind while setting up the SSP Password
- Keep the Num Lock, and Caps Lock off
- Must contain a number from 0-9
- Must contain an alphabet from A-Z (UPPER CASE)
- Must contain an alphabet from a-z (lower case)
- Must contain a special character such as !, @, $, %, ^, *, _ , +, ~ . (Any of these characters could be used, no other special character is allowed)
- It is pertinent for an employee to know that an ACE password is different from that of an SSP password. Further, the employee should know that the USPS PIN is different from that of the SSP password. The USPS PIN (Personal Identification Number) is only used for accessing the USPS Self Service IVR services. Hence, to access the web portals of all services of USPS, you must have the SSP password.
- There could be times when you face technical issues while logging in to your USPS account. Such problems may arise either when the website is under maintenance, or your internet connection is weak. Make sure that you are connected to a stable internet connection while accessing the LiteBlue online portal.
- Make sure that you have the latest web-browser. There could be times when LiteBlue may not support browsers such as Opera or Firefox. Hence, it is advisable to use updated versions of either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
- It is important to note that there is no LiteBlue mobile application as of now. So, if you are accessing the portal on your mobile phone, it is again advisable to use the updated version of Google Chrome.
This is everything a USPS employee should know about before accessing the USPS web portal LiteBlue. LiteBlue makes employees’ lives easier. So, follow the above steps to have an effortless online experience and read through all other sections to remove the residual doubts that you might have.