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Scanning, a retiree’s farewell and more

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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Aug. 25, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.77 percent during the week ending Aug. 25, down from one week earlier.

Western (98.15 percent) topped the areas, while Dakotas (99.11 percent) led the districts.

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.

Final farewell. Jim Gaboardi, a retired Connecticut letter carrier who was the subject of a viral mail request this year, died Aug. 22 in Bethel, CT.

Gaboardi enjoyed reading and sharing the many cards, letters and mementos he received from Postal Service employees, according to his granddaughter, Meghan Henriques-Parker.

“I would like to thank all the wonderful people around the country from USPS for their continued support and outpouring of love this past year,” she said.

Gaboardi worked for the Postal Service for 40 years. His obituary is posted on

Top shipper. USPS has been named one of the six best shippers in the world by Advisory HQ, an international organization that researches, reviews and ranks products and services. The Advisory HQ site has more information.

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