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Scanning, sustainability and stamp updates

Scanning scorecard
Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending July 6, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.51 percent during the week ending July 6, down from one week earlier.

Dakotas (99.12 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.03 percent) led the areas.

Scanning allows customers to track their packages and mail, and it 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 Dashboard.”

Power award. The U.S. Department of Energy recently honored the Postal Service for its efforts to bring zero emission technologies into its operations.

USPS began testing a hydrogen generation system last year at the Washington Network Distribution Center in Capitol Heights, MD. The system allowed the facility to use clean, efficient fuel cells to power fork lifts, tow motors and pallet jacks.

The Postal Service’s efforts were recognized during the Department of Energy’s annual merit review in Washington, DC, where officials praised USPS for setting a standard for other federal agencies and businesses to follow.

Here comes the Beatle. The Postal Service will release its John Lennon stamp Friday, Sept. 7. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan will dedicate the stamp, part of the Music Icons series, that day in New York City. The media advisory has more information.

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