Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.6 percent during the week ending Oct. 5, down from one week earlier.
Dakotas (99.14 percent) topped the districts, while Eastern (97.8 percent) led the areas.
To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Analytics Tools,” followed by “DES2 Scan Dashboard.”
Storm watch. The Postal Service is preparing for Hurricane Michael, which is expected to cause dangerous storm surges and widespread flooding in Florida’s Gulf Coast region. The USPS Service Alerts site has the latest information.
New Blue. The Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) has a new Blue page.
The page features streamlined menus, simplified navigation and a responsive layout that can be viewed on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.
Human Resources introduced the page to make it easier for employees to use.
Employees can use the “Contact HRSSC” to provide feedback and offer suggestions.
Spreading cheer. Postal Posts, the USPS blog, has a new look to celebrate the holidays.
From October-December, the blog will feature fresh content each week to help keep customers up to date on peak season happenings, as well as ways to make the holidays a little easier.
Customers can check Postal Posts to learn about package shipping deadlines, volume projections, tips to avoid shipping glitches, special postmarks, ways to protect packages, how to ship food and fragile items, and more.
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