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Scanning snapshot

Opioid challenge also highlighted

Letter carrier scans a package.
Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending June 14, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.76 percent during the week ending June 14, up from one week earlier.

Western (97.98 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (99.11 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.

Opioid Detection Challenge. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced eight finalists last week in the first stage of the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids in international mail.

The challenge is a collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Postal Inspection Service.

The Department of Homeland Security’s news release has more information, including a list of the finalists and descriptions of their submissions.

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