The right moves

In his latest video message to employees, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy offers an update on the Delivering for America plan that USPS began implementing almost two years ago.

He discusses service and financial improvements, as well as efforts to create productive career paths for employees.

“There is still a long way to go, and our focus is not only on doing things right, but doing the right things — the things that a modern service organization needs to do to survive in a competitive environment,” DeJoy says.

The video, released March 1, is available on Link and other postal websites and will be shown to employees throughout the organization this week and next.

Star-spangled stamp

The Postal Service will release Patriotic Block on March 1. This nondenominated, nonprofit-rate stamp is for business mailings by authorized nonprofit organizations.

The stamp displays the components of the U.S. flag arranged in a four-quadrant block on a white background.

The two identical quadrants at the top left and bottom right contain a white star on a blue field.

The other two each hold three red stripes, which run vertically in the top right quadrant and horizontally in the bottom left.

Carol Beehler designed the stamp with art direction by Antonio Alcalá.

Patriotic Block will be available in coils of 3,000 and 10,000 stamps at Post Offices and

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

Due soon: The deadline for nominations for the 2023 USPS Sustainability Excellence Awards is March 3.

The program, which includes the PMG Sustainability Excellence Award, recognizes efforts to create a more sustainable workplace and protect the environment.

Nominations should reflect efforts to make the organization perform leaner, greener, faster and smarter.

The Sustainability Blue page has more information, including nomination criteria and a list of past award winners.

The nomination form is available on Blue. Email with questions.

Scanning snapshot. A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 97.20 percent during the week ending Feb. 24, down 0.12 percent from one week earlier.

The data was collected March 1.

Southern led the four areas with a rating of 97.33 percent, while Atlantic ranked last with a 97.05 percent rating.

Among the 50 districts, Louisiana, part of Southern Area, ranked first with a 98.22 percent rating, while Illinois 1, part of Central Area, ranked last with a 94.18 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 Jan. 1 through Feb. 17, the Postal Service delivered 91 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 94.4 percent of Marketing Mail and 86.1 percent of Periodicals on time, the figures show.

Postal Bulletin. Postal Bulletin’s Feb. 23 edition features a cover story about romance scams, along with the latest updates to USPS policies, procedures and forms.

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