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Scanning scores, new stamp released

Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Feb. 17, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.74 percent during the week ending Feb. 17, up from one week earlier.

Dakotas (98.99 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.08 percent) led the areas.

Scanning allows customers to track their packages and mail. It also helps the Postal Service improve efficiency and network management.

Scores and standings change continually. To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Scanning” on the left hand side, and then “DES 2 — Scan Performance” from the drop-down options.

Hat tip. USPS has released Uncle Sam’s Hat, an additional ounce stamp.

The stamp features eight graphic top hats in Uncle Sam’s signature style. Beneath each hat is an oval shape representing a face, each in a different shade, meant to suggest the nation’s ethnic and racial diversity.

The stamps were dedicated Feb. 18 in Tucson, AZ, and are available in sheets of 20 at

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