New Criteria for Small Post Office Closings and New Regulations to Control Personnel Costs: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Postal Facilities, Mail, and Labor Management of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, December 3 and 5, 1975

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Page 23 - The Postal Service shall provide a maximum degree of effective and regular postal services to rural areas, communities, and small towns where post offices are not self-sustaining.
Page 81 - Act: ...the temptation to resolve the financial problems of the Post Office by charging the lion's share of all operational costs to first class is strong; that's where the big money is. The necessity for preventing that imposition upon the only class of mail which the general public uses is one of the reasons why the Postal Rate Commission should be independent of operating management.
Page 23 - TO RURAL AREAS, COMMUNITIES, AND SMALL TOWNS WHERE POST OFFICES ARE NOT SELF-SUSTAINING. NO SMALL POST OFFICE SHALL BE CLOSED SOLELY FOR OPERATING AT A DEFICIT, IT BEING THE SPECIFIC INTENT OF CONGRESS THAT EFFECTIVE POSTAL SERVICES BE INSURED TO RESIDENTS OF BOTH URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES".
Page 80 - ... the requirement that each class of mail or type of mail service bear the direct and indirect postal costs attributable to that class or type plus that portion of all other costs of the Postal Service reasonably assignable to such class or type...
Page 101 - ... company may have the equipment, the available skilled men, but not the available managerial or technical know-how. Troubled with the question, Where exactly do you draw the line?, Arbitrator Melvin Lennard in his General Metals award deciding a janitor case tried to provide criteria with which to balance goods and services. There is also no question but that it may not properly abuse that right— that it may not exercise it in such a way as to frustrate the basic purpose of the Agreement or...
Page 53 - ... (b) The Postal Service shall provide a program for consultation with recognized organizations of supervisory and other managerial personnel who are not subject to collective-bargaining agreements under chapter 12 of this title.
Page 51 - I am also president of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, representing 90 percent of all postmasters on active duty.
Page 24 - Two or more post offices are located within the corporate limits of an incorporated city or town. 5. The communities served by two or more post offices are being merged into an incorporated city or town. 6. Changing conditions related to the community or to the staffing or facilities of the post office make it impractical to operate a post office.
Page 56 - Service for public service costs incurred by it in providing a maximum degree of effective and regular postal service...
Page 81 - Service's charge of 10 cents (1973) for a first-class letter provides $1.3 billion in excess revenue which is then used to subsidize other classes. The Postal Service has become a tax-collecting agency, collecting money from first-class mailers to distribute to other favored classes. Every time a person pays 10 cents to mail a first-class letter, he is paying his appropriate attributable cost plus his proportionate share of residual cost, and in addition he is contributing almost 2 cents to pay the...

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