Spot a hazard?

The Postal Service is reminding employees to report and document safety hazards whenever and wherever they arise.

Employees can use PS Form 1767, Report of Hazard, Unsafe Condition or Practice, to document potential hazards in the workplace and to notify their supervisor.

Using this form also allows the employee’s supervisor to monitor the workplace hazard throughout the abatement process and to ensure the employee receives notice when the hazard has been addressed.

The Postal Service recently mailed a postcard about PS Form 1767 to employees’ homes.

“The key to an industry-leading safety program is employee involvement, especially when it comes to hazard identification and abatement,” said Leeann Theriault, employee safety and health awareness manager.

FEDVIP webinars

Postal Service employes can participate in a series of upcoming informational webinars from the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Here are the titles and dates for the sessions, which will each start at 2 p.m. Eastern time and last one hour:

“Navigating the Virtual Benefits Fair,” Nov. 7;

“Making the Most of the Federal Benefits Open Season,” Nov. 9;

“FEDVIP: Shop, Enroll and Manage Your Dental and Vision Insurance,” Nov. 15; and

“FSAFEDS: The Benefit that Saves You Money,” Nov. 16.

Employees can register on the BENEFEDS website.

Participation is voluntary and must be off the clock for nonexempt employees.

Open season, the annual period when employees can make changes to their benefits, runs Nov. 13-Dec. 11 this year.

News Briefs

Scanning snapshot

Scanning snapshot. A snapshot of Postal Service scanning data shows the national rating was 95.78 percent during the week ending Oct. 27, down 0.03 percent from one week earlier.

The data was collected Nov. 1.

WestPac led the four areas with a rating of 96.35 percent, while Southern ranked last with a 95.19 percent rating.

Among the 50 districts, Michigan 2, part of Central Area, ranked first with a 97.60 percent rating, while Florida 1, part of Southern Area, ranked last with a 90.41 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. 1-20, the Postal Service delivered 89.1 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 94.3 percent of Marketing Mail and 84.6 percent of Periodicals on time, the figures show.

Got news? Email your submissions to