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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Aug. 9, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.73 percent during the week ending Aug. 9, down from one week earlier.

Western (97.99 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (99.17 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.

New commissioners. Ann C. Fisher and Ashley E. Poling were sworn in last week as members of the Postal Regulatory Commission, an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight of USPS.

The commission’s Aug. 8 news release has more information.

New stamp. The Postal Service will release its Walt Whitman stamp Thursday, Sept. 12.

The 3-ounce stamp, part of the Literary Arts series, will be dedicated that day during a ceremony in Huntington Station, NY.

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