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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending May 18, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.91 percent during the week ending May 18, up from one week earlier.

Dakotas (99.27 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.26 percent) led the areas.

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

Flag reminder. Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, is Monday, May 28.

Facilities that are open on the holiday must fly the U.S. flag at half-staff. The POW-MIA flag must fly below the U.S. flag.

The U.S. flag must be flown at half-staff from sunrise — or the hour when it’s raised — until noon. Then, hoist the flag to the peak of the staff, where it either must fly until the time of closing or no later than sunset (unless the flag is lighted).

Facilities that fly the flag at all times and are closed Memorial Day should lower the flag to half-staff when the facility closes prior to the holiday. Return the flag to full staff when the facility opens Tuesday, May 29.

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

New council. The National Postal Museum has formed an advisory council to provide the Washington, DC, institution with guidance on its strategic direction, including recommendations on collections, exhibitions and public education.

The museum’s news release has more information.

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