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Scanning snapshot

Flag order, museum exhibit also noted

Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Sept. 13, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.78 percent during the week ending Sept. 13, up from one week earlier.

Western (97.93 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. National POW-MIA Recognition Day, which honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, is Friday, Sept. 20.

Postal Service facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag this day. The flag must fly below the U.S. flag, and both flags should be flown at full staff.

For additional information, refer to the Administrative Support Manual, which explains the USPS guidelines on flag display and maintenance, as well as the requirements for flying the POW-MIA flag.

New exhibit. The National Postal Museum recently opened “None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers,” an exhibition about the men and women who carry the sensitive materials, equipment and information that make diplomacy possible.

The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 26 at the Washington, DC, museum, includes Cold War-era surveillance devices that were either used or discovered by U.S. security officers; the diary, passport and other personal effects of a diplomatic courier in the early 1900s; and a 1936 diplomatic courier guide book, “Course of the Silver Greyhound.”

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