Postal reorganization and salary adjustment act of 1970.

Report together with separate, minority, and supplemental views, to accompany H.R. 17070.
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Series91st Congress, 2d session. House of Representatives. Report no. 91-1104
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LC ClassificationsKF32 .P6 1970b
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Postal Reform and Salary Adjustment Act of P.L. 84 Stat. Aug Legislative History of the Postal Reorganization Act: P.L. 84 Stat. Aug The PAEA was the first broad revision of the statute that replaced the U.S. Post Office with the U.S.

Postal Service (USPS), a self- supporting, independent agency of the executive branch. This report describes Congress’s pursuit of postal reform, and summarizes the major provisions of File Size: KB.

Postal Reorganization Act of ; Postal Reorganization Act of Tags: Consumer Protection; Advertising and Marketing; Advertising and Marketing Basics Section authorizes the Commission to prosecute as an unfair or deceptive practice in violation of the FTC Act any use of the mails to send unordered merchandise.

Related Cases. The Postal Reorganization Act of was a law passed by the United States Congress that abolished the then United States Post Office Department, which was a part of the Cabinet, and created the United States Postal Service, a corporation-like independent agency authorized by the US government as an official service for the delivery of mail in the United d by: the 91st United States Congress.

In this paper, I examine the effects of the Postal Reorganization Act of In passing the Act, Congress hoped to increase postal productivity, decrease dependence on government assistance, and help the Postal Service break-even, while keeping wages comparable to those in the private sector.

Researchers have examined various aspects of postal operation, but few have Cited by: 4. For 36 years, the Postal Service’s business model, established by the Postal Reorganization Act of (PRA), worked very well for customers, employees, and the nation.

The Postal Service was able to charge affordable prices and use the revenues from those prices to provide mail service to all areas of the country, charging the same. the Postal Reorganization Act’s universal service provisions.

It sketches the concepts, policies, practices, and controversies associated with universal postal service from to Historical Overview The term universal service was almost never used until postal reorganization, and even then it arose only rarely in discussions of postal.

Reforming the U.S. Postal Service: Background and Issues for Congress Congressional Research Service 1 Overview Prior to enactment of the Postal Reorganization Act of (PRA),1 mail delivery in the United States was the responsibility of the U.S. Post Office Department, a. Following the March strike by postal employees, the enact- ment of the Postal Reorganization Act mandated salary increases of no less than 6 percent effective Dec.

27,and 8 percent effec- tive Jas well as a continuation of federal benefits. – $11, %. Abolished: Effective July 1,by the Postal Reorganization Act (84 Stat.

), Augand functions transferred to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Finding Aids: Arthur Hecht et al., comps., and Forrest R. Holdcamper, rev., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Post Office Department, PI (); supplement in National.

In postal system: United States. Congress approved the Postal Reorganization Act ofsigned into law Aug The act transformed the Post Office Department into a government-owned corporation, called the United States Postal Service.

Congress no longer retains power to fix postal tariffs (although changes may be vetoed) or to control. $9, %. Following the March strike by postal employees, the enactment of the Postal Reorganization Act mandated salary increases of no less than 6 percent effective Dec.

27,and 8 percent effective Jas well as a continuation of federal benefits. The Postal Reorganization Act specifically states that all classes of mail must pay their full costs and no one class could make up for another.

The Postal Reorganization Act of requires the Postal Service to pay wages comparable to those of the private sector. The Postal Reorganization Act of requires the Postal Service to compensate its employees, including its EAS employees, comparably to employees at similar jobs in the private sector.

39 U.S.C. § Positive Law. This title was enacted into law by Pub. 91–, §2, Aug. 12,84 Stat.which provided that: "Ti United States Code, is revised and reenacted, and the sections thereof may be cited as 39 U.S.C.

§__". Effective Dates.

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Pub. 91–, §15, Aug. 12,84 Stat.provided that: "(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, this section. This Act was formed as a result of the strike in the U.S postal service. The Act established the U.S Postal Service as an independent entity within the executive branch of the federal government.

Thus, the Act abolished the U.S.

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Postal Office Department by establishing the U.S. Postal Service. ConclusionsAlthough the Postal Reorganization Act of requires that supervisors and other managerial personnel be paid salaries that provide them an adequate and reasonable difference in pay over that of clerks and carriers, the act did not specify what constitutes an adequate and reasonable difference or whether the difference should apply to basic or gross pay.

The strike drove Congress to enact the Postal Reorganization Act of Postal unions won the right to negotiate with management over wages, benefits and working conditions. It also established the U.S. Postal Service as an independent agency, funded by postage sales and services.

‘Stick with the Union’. When the Postal Reorganization Act went into effect [as a result of the strike], we automatically got a pay raise and step increases going back retroactively for a year. So we got a nice big lump sum—one payment.

The Postal Reorganization Act did away with the patronage system. [Time Magazine article, Ma ] The strike was soon settled, with Congress approving a 6 percent wage increase, retroactive to the previous strike served as an impetus for the enactment of the Postal Reorganization Act ofwhich granted unions the right to negotiate with management over their wages, benefits and.

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"The strike that stunned the country," read the headline in Time magazine. Maybe Time was stunned. Butpostal workers had a different view.

For them, the Great Postal Strike of was the moment they were "standing 10 feet tall instead of groveling in the dust," as a. History books, newspapers, and other sources use the popular name to refer to these laws. Why can't these popular names easily be found in the US Code.

How the US Code is built. Postal Reorganization Act. Postal Reorganization Act. Pub. Aug. 12,84 Stat. (39 U.S.C. et seq.) Short title, see 39 U.S.C. note. The Postal Reorganization Act ofincluded Postmaster General Blount’s provisions. (6) These provisions included an independent financing authority, removal of the postal system from the political realm in an effort to ensure management continuity, and the guarantee of collective bargaining for postal.

InCongress passed the Postal Reorganization Act, which transformed the United States Post Office Department into the United States Postal Service, an independent establishment of the executive branch of the Government of the United States. No postal worker was ever disciplined for the walkout.

Negotiators agreed to a 6 percent wage increase retroactive toand an additional 8 percent contingent on enactment of the Postal Reorganization Act. The bill had been languishing in Congress, but by Apagreement was reached. Postal Policy Act of and the Postal Code of.

61 The Passage of the Postal Reorganization and Salary Adjustment Act of. 64 The Continuing Development of the Universal Service Obligation. The book tells the story of the struggle by letter carriers, from the birth of the Postal Service in to today.

National wildcat strike; Postal Reorganization Act passed. Membership gains power to elect national officers directly. Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Postal revenues: To pay as we go for the postal salary increase and to eliminate the current postal deficit of about $‐million, I urge the Congress raise first ‐ class postal rates to Inthe post office cut mail delivery from twice to once daily.

For the next 20 years, wages stagnated. Inpostal workers on average earned $6, — an annual salary that was below. pay adjustment were: (1) inclusion of salary data for secretaries and computer operators, (2) introduction of between Postal Service management and employee unions. The bargaining is conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Postal Reorganization Act of This Act requires that compensation and benefits (a.service ground to a halt and the plight of postal workers was brought to the public's attention.

The strike was soon settled, with Congress approving a 6 percent wage increase, retroactive to the previous December. The strike served as an impetus for the enactment of the Postal Reorganization Act ofwhich granted.To deal with the problem of increasing deficits and to improve the overall management and efficiency of the post office, the U.S.

Congress approved the Postal Reorganization Act ofsigned into law Aug The act transformed the Post Office Department into a government-owned corporation, called the United States Postal Service.