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GIS Day, relocation expenses and holiday hours

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The Office of Addressing and Geospatial Technology has produced a story map on geographic information systems.

GIS revolutionizes USPS. Wednesday, Nov. 14, is National GIS Day, an annual observation to demonstrate how geospatial applications are used to educate the public on geographic information systems.

GIS provides a variety of capabilities designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and visualize geographical data.

The Postal Service’s Office of Addressing and Geospatial Technology (AGT) uses existing mapping technology to support visualization, services and analytics throughout the organization.

AGT, a division of Enterprise Analytics, is located in Memphis, TN.

To help employees learn more about geospatial technology, AGT has produced a story map on projects and visualizations. You can view the map at the Geospatial Analytics site.

For more information, refer to the Postal Service’s recent Management Instruction on the topic.

Relocation expenses deadline. Postal Service employees seeking reimbursement for relocation expenses this year should submit their requests before Wednesday, Nov. 21.

This will allow USPS to adequately capture and report all relocation expenses for 2018 tax purposes.

Any relocation expense reports received after Nov. 21 will be processed for payment Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Employees who have questions can refer them to their relocation counselor.

Holiday operations. The Postal Service is providing general operating policy and planning guidance for the Thanksgiving holiday, which will be observed Thursday, Nov. 22.

A new memo, available on Blue, explains guidelines for delivery, retail, processing and logistics operations.

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