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Eastern was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Oct. 18, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.83 percent during the week ending Oct. 18, up from one week earlier.

Eastern (97.94 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.

Holiday heists. The latest USPS blog post offers tips from the Postal Inspection Service on protecting customers’ holiday mail and packages.

One suggestion: “If you have a home security camera system, ensure it captures activity at your front door and mailbox. If you catch any mail thieves in the act, save the video and alert your local postal inspectors,” Washington, DC, Postal Inspector Andrea Avery writes.

Tips for customers planning to travel include using the Hold Mail service and requiring signature confirmation on delivered items.

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