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COMMITTEE ON POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

MARCH 18, 1986

Serial No. 99-78

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Committee on Post Office and Civil Service

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WASHINGTON : 1986

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WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan, Chairman WILLIAM (BILL) CLAY, Missouri

GENE TAYLOR, Missouri PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN, New York STEPHEN J. SOLARZ, New York

CHARLES PASHAYAN, JR., California ROBERT GARCIA, New York

FRANK HORTON, New York MICKEY LELAND, Texas

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana GUS YATRON, Pennsylvania

DON YOUNG, Alaska MARY ROSE OAKAR, Ohio

JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah
GERRY SIKORSKI, Minnesota

DAN BURTON, Indiana
FRANK MCCLOSKEY, Indiana
GARY L. ACKERMAN, New York
MERVYN M. DYMALLY, California
RON DE LUGO, Virgin Islands
MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

Tom DEYULIA, Staff Director

ROBERT E. LOCKHART, General Counsel
PATRICIA F. RISSLER, Deputy Staff Director and Chief Clerk

Joseph A. FISHER, Minority Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON POSTAL OPERATIONS AND SERVICES

MICKEY LELAND, Texas, Chairman WILLIAM (BILL) CLAY, Missouri

FRANK HORTON, New York ROBERT GARCIA, New York

CHARLES PASHAYAN, JR., California
RON DE LUGO, Virgin Islands

JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah
Louis DELGADO, Subcommittee Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON Postal PERSONNEL AND MODERNIZATION

FRANK MCCLOSKEY, Indiana, Chairman WILLIAM (BILL) CLAY, Missouri

DON YOUNG, Alaska
MERVYN M. DYMALLY, California

DAN BURTON, Indiana
WILLIAM J. FINCH, General Counsel/Subcommittee Staff Director

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REORGANIZATION OF U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1986

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON POSTAL

PERSONNEL AND MODERNIZATION, AND THE SUBCOMMIT-
TEE ON POSTAL OPERATIONS AND SERVICES, COMMITTEE
On Post OFFICE AND Civil SERVICE,

Washington, DC. The subcommittees met, pursuant to call, at 2:07 p.m., in room 311, Cannon House Office Building, Hon. Frank McCloskey presiding.

Mr. McCLOSKEY. I am Congressman McCloskey. I will be sitting in for Congressman Leland who will be with us soon to chair this joint postal oversight hearing today.

I would like to welcome our two witnesses, Mr. Albert V. Casey, Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service, and Mr. John T. Garrity, managing director of Kendall Associates.

Thank you both for appearing before these two subcommittees to give testimony on the continuing postal reorganization. When the two postal subcommittees met last month, both Mr. Casey and Mr. McKean acknowledged that Mr. Casey's tenure would be a short one. That is not stated in terms of the desire, Mr. Casey. We will get a little bit of an update on that today. I think it is necessary that we convene again today at what could prove to be the halfway point of the reorganization under Mr. Casey.

As you know, we have been following the changes at the U.S. Postal Service very closely. I and many of my committee colleagues expressed concern at the oversight hearing held last month about the lack of notice given to committee members regarding changes at the Postal Service. At that time, I think we all agreed to keep the lines of communication open. Now that several significant new policies have been announced and are beginning to be implemented, I want to make sure Congress understands exactly what is planned. Our offices are getting scores of questions, to say the least, and maybe today's hearing will go far to clear those up.

I want to obtain today the specific details of the reorganization. I want to know what the structure of the Postal Service was when Mr. Casey began his tenure, what he found about that structure which was inefficient or unduly cumbersome, what changes will be implemented and exactly how they will solve these problems.

We have several questions and concerns which will be aired at this hearing today. First I would like to be absolutely clear on the nature of the specific changes that have been implemented in the Postal Service so far. According to recent briefs and news releases, a large field reorganization is underway. An entire administrative

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