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INSPECTION SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

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Protection of post offices.
Postal losses and offenses.
Inspection service authority.
Defense Department liaison.

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Post OFFICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
Establishment and discontinuance.
Change in name or site.
Conduct of offices.
Post office functions.

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GENERAL POSTAL ADMINISTRATION
Contract compliance program.
Philately.
Special cancellations.
Service performed for other agencies.

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RELEASE OF INFORMATION
Public information on postal service and records.
Opinions, orders, administrative manuals, and instructions to staff.
Employee information.

DAMAGE OR Loss OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
Settlements.

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SUBCHAPTER H-PROCUREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
Procurement of property and services.

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SUBCHAPTER J-POSTAL SERVICE DEBT OBLIGATIONS
Applicability of Treasury Department regulations.
Book-entry procedures.

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SUBCHAPTER N-PROCEDURES

RULES OF PROCEDURE BEFORE THE OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

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Procedures to adjudicate claims for personal injury or property damage

arising out of the operation of the U.S. Postal Service. Rules of Practice in proceedings relative to violations under 39 U.S.C 3008.

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RULES OF PROCEDURE BEFORE THE LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT
Rules of procedure relating to fines, deductions, and damages.

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RULES OF PROCEDURE BEFORE THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Rules of procedure governing the compromise of obligations.

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RULES OF PROCEDURE BEFORE THE POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
Rules of procedure relating to the disposition of money or other property

recovered by postal inspectors.

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RULES OF PROCEDURE BEFORE THE JUDICIAL OFFICER 951 Procedure governing the eligibility of persons to practice before the U.S.

Postal Service. 952 Rules of practice in proceedings relative to false representation and lottery

orders.

Rules of practice in proceedings relative to mailability. 954 Rules of practice in proceedings relative to the denial, suspension or

revocation of second-class mail privileges. 955 Rules of Practice before the Board of Contract Appeals. 956 Debarment and suspension regulations. 957 Rules of practice in proceedings relative to debarment and suspension from

contracting. 958 Rules of practice in proceedings relative to the refusal to rent or renew

post office boxes and the closing of post office boxes. Note: Until further notice the following regulations previously codified in 39 CFR (see revision of Title 39 dated January 1, 1970, as amended) are retained as uncodified regulations of the Postal Service: Part 152—Who may carry letters.

SUBCHAPTER A-THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

Bylaws of the Board of Governors

Board if such action is not prohibited by law. § 1.4 Designation of process agent.

The General Counsel of the Postal Service shall act as agent for the receipt of legal process against the Postal Service. The General Counsel shall also act as agent for the receipt of legal process against members of the Board of Governors and all other officers and employees of the Postal Service to the extent that such process arises out of the official functions of such officers and employees.

PART 1-GENERAL PROVISIONS

[ ARTICLE 1) Sec. 1.1 Establishment of the U.S. Postal Service. 1.2 Authority for these bylaws. 1.3 Severability, amendment, repeal, and

waiver of these bylaws. 1.4 Designation of process agent.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1 issued under authority of 39 U.S.C. 202, 203, 205(C), 401(2), as enacted by Public Law 91-375.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 1 appear at 36 F.R. 688, Jan. 16, 1971, unless otherwise noted. $ 1.1 Establishment of the U.S. Postal

Service. The U.S. Postal Service was established pursuant to the provisions of the Postal Reorganization Act (hereinafter called the Reorganization Act) of August 12, 1970, Public Law 91-375, 84 Stat. 719, as an independent establishment within the executive branch of the Government of the United States under the direction of a Board of Governors (hereinafter called the Board) with a Postmaster General as the chief executive officer. § 1.2 Authority for these bylaws.

These bylaws are adopted by the Board pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Postal Service by 39 U.S.C. section 401(2). $ 1.3 Severability, amendment, repeal,

and waiver of these bylaws. The invalidity of any section of these bylaws, or of any provision of these bylaws, shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions and sections, and, for this purpose, these bylaws are declared severable. These bylaws may be amended or repealed at any special or regular meeting of the Board provided that written notice is given to each member containing a statement of the proposed amendment or repeal at least five (5) days prior to such meeting. The 5 days notice may be waived by unanimous consent of the members of the Board; and the operation of any other provision of these bylaws may be waived by unanimous consent of the members of the

PART 2-OFFICES AND SEAL

[ ARTICLE II ] Sec. 2.1 Offices. 2.2 Seal.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 2 issued under authority of 39 U.S.C. 202, 203, 205(c), 207, 401(2), as enacted by Public Law 91-375.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 2 appear at 36 F.R. 688, Jan. 6, 1971, unless otherwise noted. § 2.1 Offices.

The principal office of the Postal Seryice shall be located in Washington, D.C., with such regional and other offices and places of business as the Postmaster General shall from time to time establish or the business of the Postal Service shall require. $ 2.2 Seal.

The following is a description of the Seal which is hereby adopted for the Postal Service:

(a) A stylized bald eagle poised for flight, facing to the viewer's right and above two horizontal bars between which are the words “U.S. Mail”, surrounded by a square border with rounded corners consisting of the words “United States Postal Service” on left, top, and right, and the base consisting of nine fivepointed stars.

(b) The color representation of the Seal shows a white field on which the eagle appears in dark blue, the words “U.S. Mail” in black, the bar above it in red, the bar below in blue, and the border consisting of the words “United States Postal Service" and stars all in ochre.

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UNITED Sa

Postmaster General. The Board shall
direct the exercise of the powers of the
Postal Service, review the practices and
policies of the Postal Service, and direct
and control the expenditures of the
Postal Service. Consistent with the broad
delegation of authority to the Postmaster
General in $ 3.9 of these bylaws, and
except for those duties which the Re-
organization Act vests in the Governors
(as distinguished from the Board of
Governors), the Board shall exercise the
powers vested in it by establishing basic
objectives, broad policies, and long range
goals.
§ 3.2 Regular meetings.

Regular meetings of the Board shall be held in Washington, D.C., without

call or formal notice, on the first Tuesday (c) The Seal, which is required by 39

in each month. The first regular meeting U.S.C. section 207 to be judicially noticed,

held in each calendar year shall be desigshall be filed in the Office of the Secre

nated as the annual meeting. Any regular tary of State. The Seal shall be kept in

meeting may be omitted or rescheduled the custody of the General Counsel and for a different date by action of the Board shall be affixed by him to all commissions at a previous regular meeting, or by acof officers of the Postal Service, and used

tion of the Chairman. If the Chairman to authenticate records of the Postal

cancels or reschedules a regular meeting, Service and for other official purposes. he shall give not less than 5 days' notice

of such action unless he finds that an PART 3—BOARD OF GOVERNORS emergency has occurred making such [ARTICLE III]

notice impracticable, in which event he

shall give such notice as he determines to Sec. 3.1 Composition and responsibilities of

be feasible under the circumstances. Board of Governors.

[36 F.R. 8673, May 11, 1971, as amended at 3.2 Regular meetings.

38 F.R. 5476, Mar. 1, 1973] 3.3 Special meetings.

§ 3.3 Special meetings. 3.4 Delivery of notice of special meetings. 3.5 Continued meetings.

Special meetings of the Board may be 3.6 Attendance at meeting by conference held at any place within the United telephone call.

States on call by the Chairman or by any 3.7 Action of Board or Committee without five members of the Board currently in a meeting.

office, with not less than two (2) or more 3.8 Quorum and voting. 3.9 Delegation of authority by Board.

than thirty (30) days notice prior to

the meeting. Notice of any special meetAUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 3

ing of the Board shall specify a place, issued under authority of 39 U.S.C. 202, 203,

date and hour and indicate by whose re205(c), 401(2), 402, as enacted by Public Law 91-375.

quest the notice is given. Special meetings

may be held without call or notice at SOURCE: The provisions of this part 3 appear at 36 F.R. 689, Jan. 16, 1971, unless other

any time by unanimous consent of the wise noted.

members of the Board, or if the Post& 3.1 Composition and responsibilities

master General finds that an emergency of Board of Governors.

exists requiring immediate action by the

Board. The Board of Governors consists of 11 members: Nine (hereinafter called § 3.4 Delivery of notice of special meet"Governors”) appointed by the President

ings. of the United States with the advice and Notice of special meetings may be consent of the Senate; a Postmaster either oral or written. Oral notice may General, appointed by the nine Gover- be delivered by telephone and shall be nors; and a Deputy Postmaster General, deemed sufficient if made to the Board appointed by the nine Governors and the member personally or to a responsible

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