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Scanning, environmental compliance and other updates

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

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.48 percent during the week ending Dec. 14, up from one week earlier.

Dakotas (98.98 percent) topped the districts, while Western (97.96 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 Informed Visibility site and select “Customer Experience,” followed by “DES 2 Scan Performance.”

Environmental compliance reminder. Postal Service facilities that store large quantities of rock salt, sand and other de-icing and anti-skidding chemical products may be regulated by environmental laws.

These regulations could include mandatory chemical reporting, restrictions on the amount stored, permitting and requirements for on-site storage areas.

Regardless of location, facilities that order or store de-icing and anti-skidding products must keep these materials under shelter, such as an awning, shed or tarp. This is required under the Postal Service’s zero discharge policy.

Additionally, facilities must never purchase or store more than 10,000 pounds of de-icing and anti-skidding products in a single location.

To determine your compliance obligations, contact your designated environmental specialist. The Sustainability Blue page has a list.

Yes peeking. The Peek into Peak LiteBlue page showcases Postal Service employees and their contributions to the organization’s holiday efforts.

The initiative is being promoted through Link, Postal Vision monitors inside USPS facilities, the tickertape scroll on ACE computers and the Lead to Win newsletter.

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