Need to know

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.27 percent during the week ending Dec. 28, down from one week earlier.

Great Lakes (97.7 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (98.73 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.”

Annual report. USPS delivered 146 billion mailpieces and recorded more than $70 billion in total revenue during fiscal 2018, the organization states in its recently published Annual Report to Congress.

The 34-page report provides financial information, operational statistics and performance data for the year, which ended Sept. 30. The report also outlines business strategies for fiscal 2019.

The report is available on usps.com.

Are you informed? Employees can sign up for Informed Delivery, a free feature that provides users with digital previews of their incoming mail, at informeddelivery.usps.com.

Increasing the number of subscribers will encourage more businesses to add interactive content to Informed Delivery emails, thereby boosting USPS revenue and the value of mail.

Sign-up is voluntary.

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