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Scanning update, flag notices

Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Nov. 3, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.72 percent during the week ending Nov. 3, up from one week earlier.

Dakotas (99.19 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.18 percent) led the areas.

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

To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Analytics Tools,” followed by “DES 2 — Scan Performance.”

Flag notices. Reminder: President Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the recent mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday, Nov. 9.

Additionally, Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag to honor Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11.

Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, the POW-MIA flag should be raised Friday, Nov. 10.

The POW-MIA flag must fly below the U.S. flag.

For additional information, refer to the Postal Service’s online guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance, as well as the requirements for displaying the POW-MIA flag.

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