Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.58 percent during the week ending Oct. 20, up from one week earlier.
Dakotas (99.26 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.16 percent) led the areas.
To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Scanning” on the left hand side, and then “DES 2 — Scan Performance” from the drop-down options.
Local hero. The press is continuing to lavish praise on the USPS employee who was featured in a viral video that showcased his dedication after the recent California wildfires.
Last week, “NBC Nightly News” showed Santa Rosa, CA, Letter Carrier Trevor Smith returning to his daily route on a desolate road filled with fire-damaged houses and mailboxes.
The segment includes footage of Smith delivering mail to a 97-year-old customer and discussing the enduring importance of USPS.
Pacific praise. Speaking of Santa Rosa: Pacific Area VP Larry Munoz visited the office this week to thank employees for their efforts to restore normalcy in the aftermath of the wildfires. The USPS Service Alerts site has the latest operations updates.
Got news for “Need to know”? Email your submissions to email@example.com.