Postal Service Real Estate Acquisition: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, October 19, 1989

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Page 7 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: We are pleased to be here today to discuss the results of our review, requested by the Committee, of how the Postal Service acquires sites for new post offices.
Page 17 - Issue guidelines standardizing the advertising practices of the five postal regions for soliciting sites for facility projects so that managers do not advertise for more land than needed. Advertisements should identify 20-year site requirements and say that site offers should be large enough to meet the site requirements plus whatever additional land Is needed to accommodate any site use restrictions.
Page 24 - I think that is a fair statement, and I think it is a fair proposition. We have to sit around a table with a group or somebody, where they say, "Here is your plan and here is my plan," and then we can try to integrate them.
Page 17 - ... negotiations may start below either. Further, the Department should instruct managers that acquisition files should contain complete documentation of the negotiation process In all projects.
Page 30 - As a matter of fact, in the majority of cases it will happen either on a striking interval or on a syncopation.
Page 17 - Service policy by specifying that the negotiation process on freely offered property is not limited by the appraised value or a lower offered price, and...

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