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Scanning snapshot

Flags, holiday operations also highlighted

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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending May 17, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.84 percent during the week ending May 17, up from one week earlier.

Western (98.13) led the areas, while Dakotas (99.31 percent) topped the districts.

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.” Employees must request access to Informed Visibility through eAccess.

Flag reminder. Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, is Monday, May 27.

Facilities that are open on the holiday must fly the U.S. flag and the POW-MIA flag. The U.S. flag must fly at half-staff, and 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 28.

Holiday operations. The Postal Service is also providing general operating policy and planning guidance for Memorial Day.

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

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