Need to know

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.44 percent during the week ending Jan. 4, up from one week earlier.

Great Lakes (97.67 percent) led the areas, while Dakotas (98.76 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.”

In the know. The Postal Service wants managers, supervisors and others to tell craft employees about Link mobile, the Link site’s mobile-friendly version.

Link mobile offers the same content available on Link’s desktop version — including benefits information, news reports and feature stories — but in a format that’s easy to read on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

The site is helpful to employees who don’t have regular access to postal computers but want to stay in the know.

Employees can access the site at www.usps.link, where they can also subscribe to weekly emails with the latest Link highlights.

CFC deadline. The current Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the federal government’s annual workplace charity drive, ends Friday, Jan. 11. The CFC Blue and LiteBlue pages have guidelines on contributing.

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