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Scanning snapshot

Blog, ‘Sesame Street’ also highlighted

Female postal employee scans package.
Great Lakes was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Dec. 6, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.76 percent during the week ending Dec. 6, down from one week earlier.

Great Lakes (98.07 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (98.71 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.

Skip the stress. The latest USPS blog entry offers tips to help consumers avoid the stress associated with this holiday season having six fewer shopping days than last year.

The post advises customers to use Click-N-Ship and other services available on to handle their mailing and shipping needs at home. Other tips include using Informed Delivery to manage package deliveries.

A TV first. The Kennedy Center Honors paid tribute to the pioneering children’s series “Sesame Street” this week, making it the first TV program to receive the recognition.

The ceremony, held in Washington, DC, also honored Carroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, who died Dec. 8. Spinney worked on the show for nearly 50 years.

Sixteen “Sesame Street” characters are featured on stamps that USPS released this year to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

CBS will air the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 15.

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