Scanning snapshot. A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 96.82 percent during the week ending May 7, down almost one-third of a point from one week earlier.
The data was collected May 12.
Central led the four areas with a rating of 97.1 percent, while Atlantic ranked last with a 96.58 percent rating.
Among the 50 districts, California 1, part of Western Pacific Area, ranked first with a 97.84 percent rating, while Puerto Rico, part of Southern Area, ranked last with a 91.44 percent rating.
To see the latest data, go to the Informed Visibility website and select “Customer Experience,” followed by “DES 2 Scan Performance.” Postal Service employees must request Informed Visibility access through eAccess.
Blog post. Postal Posts, the USPS blog, has an entry this week about the Grow Your Business Day events being held at Post Offices across the nation this month.
Mary Anderson, the Postal Service’s small-business engagement director, wrote the piece.
New council members. Last week, the National Postal Museum announced four appointments to its Council of Philatelists: Ann Dunkin, chief strategy and innovation officer at Dell Technologies; Scott Guthrie, a Microsoft vice president; Yamil H. Kouri, an oncologist and hematologist; and financier Edmund Truell.
Dunkin, Guthrie and Kouri are stamp collectors.
Besides advising on stamp collection matters, the council promotes the museum’s mission and helps to strengthen its financial base. Members are appointed by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents.
What’s in the box? Postal Bulletin’s May 6 edition has a preview of Mailbox Improvement Week, which begins May 16, along with the latest updates to USPS forms, policies and procedures.
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