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Scanning stats, flag reminder and TV auditions

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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Sept. 14, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.72 percent during the week ending Sept. 14, down from one week earlier.

Dakotas (99.2 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.07 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 “DES2 Scan Dashboard.”

Flag reminder. National POW-MIA Recognition Day, which honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, is Friday, Sept. 21.

Postal Service facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag this day. The flag must fly below the U.S. flag, and both flags should be flown at full staff.

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

Auditions extended. The Postal Service has extended the deadline for employees to submit video auditions for this year’s holiday TV advertising campaign. The new deadline is Friday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. EDT.

The USPS Holiday 2018 Employee Casting site has more information, including instructions on creating and submitting audition videos.

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