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The Postal Service’s USPS Zone members now have a new option for sharing postal content on their social media networks.

The USPS Zone app is available for download in the USPS AppStore on all USPS-issued mobile phones. It’s also available in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play.

USPS Zone members can use the app to easily log into their existing USPS Zone accounts to schedule or post USPS-related content to their favorite social media platforms.

Employees not part of the USPS Zone voluntary program can also use the app to learn about upcoming job fairs, Operation Santa and other postal happenings.

Launched in January 2021, USPS Zone is a first-of-its-kind social media advocacy program for a federal government agency.

USPS Zone allows Executive and Administrative Schedule (EAS) employees to promote the USPS brand by sharing preapproved, specifically curated postal content on their personal social media accounts.

Currently, 1,108 EAS employees are USPS Zone members.

To sign up — or to have a program representative address your group of 10 or more EAS employees — send an email to uspszone@usps.gov.

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot. A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 96.41 percent during the week ending Nov. 11, down 0.16 from one week earlier.

The data was collected Nov. 16.

Central led the four areas with a rating of 96.65 percent, while Southern ranked last with a 96.14 percent rating.

Among the 50 districts, IA-NE-SD, part of Central, ranked first with a 97.69 percent rating, while California 5, part of WestPac, ranked last with a 92.17 percent rating.

Scanning data allows customers to track their mail and packages, which helps USPS deliver excellent service, boost loyalty and drive revenue.

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.

Delivery data. From Oct. 1-Nov. 4, the Postal Service delivered 92.3 percent of First-Class Mail on time when compared with the organization’s service standard, according to data released last week.

During the same period, USPS delivered 94.2 percent of Marketing Mail and 86.9 percent of Periodicals on time, the figures show.

Open season chat. Postal Service employees can participate in a live online chat to speak with experts about their health benefits on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.

Register at the Virtual Benefits Fair website or via the Open Season LiteBlue page.

Got news? Email your submissions to uspslink@usps.gov.

Lexis webinars

The USPS Corporate Library will host webinars on using Lexis, an online research database available through the library’s Subscription Databases page, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The three sessions will be conducted by LexisNexis Government Solutions and are open to all employees:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. EST: “Conducting Business and Financial Research on Lexis” will demonstrate how to use LexisNexis Dossier to generate prospecting lists of companies, customized by industry, geographic location or other criteria, as well as how to search for financial information in Lexis. Register through Zoom.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m. EST: “News Research on Lexis” will provide instructions on creating effective searches and alerts using a database of more than 40,000 news and business sources. Register through Zoom.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m. EST: “Using Lexis for Legal and Legislative Research” will demonstrate how to use Lexis to access cases, bills, laws and regulations; run topical searches; and more. Register through Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

To learn how to use any of the USPS Corporate Library’s other research databases, contact the librarian at reference.library@usps.gov.