Signing off

USPS is reminding facility managers that Postal Vision will cease broadcasting at the end of June.

Employees with Postal Vision accounts should be prepared to switch to the replacement application, Informed Facility.

Commonly found in break rooms and other nonpublic areas at Post Offices, mail processing centers and other postal facilities, Postal Vision screens have been a standard way for the organization to disseminate information to employees.

The Postal Service is decommissioning Postal Vision because the vendor is no longer supporting it.

In its place, the organization is implementing Informed Facility, which is a similar content delivery platform.

Employees who currently use Postal Vision can request access to Informed Facility through ARIS, the platform for USPS digital resources on ACE computers.

Employees switching to Informed Facility will be offered training on how to use it.

More information is available in the March 7, 2023, CIO Notice of Information.

Autumn stamps

The Postal Service has issued release dates and dedication locations for the last of the previously announced stamps for 2023:

Piñatas!, Sept. 8, Roswell, NM

Snow Globes, Sept. 19, Breckenridge, CO

OSIRIS REx, Sept. 22, Salt Lake City

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oct. 2, Washington, DC

Winter Woodland Animals, Oct. 10, Woodland, MI (no ceremony)

Dates and locations are subject to change.

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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, a time to honor the lives and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) community.

Over the years, USPS has honored several members of the LGBTQIA+ community on stamps, including political leader Harvey Milk; author James Baldwin; poets Edna St. Vincent Millay and Walt Whitman; astronaut Sally Ride; and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke, to name just a few.

USPS also uses the occasion to remind employees of its commitment to the fair and equitable treatment of all workers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team’s Blue and LiteBlue pages have more information on LGBTQIA+ resources — including scholarship information, tips on being an ally and relevant Postal Service policies — under the “Cultural Awareness” tab.

The Library of Congress’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month page is another source.

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot: A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 97.01 percent during the week ending June 2, down 0.26 percent from one week earlier.

The data was collected June 7.

WestPac led the four areas with a rating of 97.33 percent, while Central ranked last with a 96.64 percent rating.

Among the 50 districts, Hawaii, part of WestPac Area, ranked first with a 98.34 percent rating, while Illinois 1, part of Central Area, ranked last with a 91.16 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 April 1 through May 26, the Postal Service delivered 92.1 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 96 percent of Marketing Mail and 88.9 percent of Periodicals on time, the figures show.

Postal Bulletin. Postal Bulletin’s June 1, 2023, edition features a cover story about USPS National Dog Bite Awareness Week along with the latest updates to USPS policies, procedures and forms.

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