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Scanning snapshot

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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Aug. 2, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.76 percent during the week ending Aug. 2, down from one week earlier.

Western (98.06 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (99.21 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. U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday, Aug. 8, to honor the victims of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH.

To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position. The flag should be raised to the peak again before it’s lowered for the day.

For additional information, refer to the Postal Service’s Administrative Support Manual, which explains the organization’s guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance.

Newsletter news. USPS recently mailed the summer issue of the Pacific Area Update to employees in the area.

The issue — which covers employee engagement, dog bite prevention and other topics — is also available on Blue and LiteBlue.

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