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Great Lakes was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Nov. 1, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.84 percent during the week ending Nov. 1, down from one week earlier.

Great Lakes (97.98 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (99.1 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. Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag.

Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, facilities should raise the POW-MIA flag on the last business day before the holiday.

The POW-MIA flag must fly below the U.S. flag.

For more information, refer to the Postal Service’s Administrative Support Manual, which explains the organization’s guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance, as well as the requirements for displaying the POW-MIA flag.

Pride and joy. The latest USPS blog post introduces readers to the #PostalProud initiative and what it means to postal employees, especially during the holidays.

The entry highlights the Peek into Peak holiday initiative and features employees who discuss what brings them joy during the season.

“What really makes me proud of my daily work is the positive feedback received from our customers,” San Juan, PR, Business Mail Technician Michael Marcial tells the blog.

The Postal Posts blog is publishing holiday-themed posts each week throughout this year’s peak season.

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