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Post Office Discontinuance Accountability Act of 2018

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Post Office Discontinuance Accountability Act of 2017

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A bill to authorize the United States Postal Service to carry out emergency suspensions of post offices in accordance with certain procedures, and for other purposes.


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Date
09/04/2018Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-329.
05/23/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date
09/04/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 561.
Action By: Senate
09/04/2018Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-329.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
06/13/2018Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
05/23/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Action By: Senate

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 05/23/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs05/23/2017 Referred to
06/13/2018 Markup by
09/04/2018 Reported by S. Rept. 115-329

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Introduced in Senate (05/23/2017)

Post Office Discontinuance Accountability Act of 2017

This bill establishes procedures under which the United States Postal Service (USPS) may carry out emergency suspensions of post offices because of a natural disaster, damage to or destruction of a post office, or a lack of qualified personnel to operate it or adequate measures to safeguard it.

A District Manager implementing an emergency suspension must: (1) provide immediate notice to the Headquarters Review Coordinator or the Field Performance office, local officials of the USPS, and customers; (2) establish alternate service as quickly as possible; (3) temporarily reassign each employee of the post office; and (4) form a suspension review team, which shall review the suspension and recommend that the suspension continue or that the post office reopen.

If the team recommends that the suspension continue, the District Manager shall either initiate discontinuance procedures for the post office or publish a plan to restore service within 180 days. If restoration is delayed, the District Manager must publish notice and either host a public forum in the affected community or initiate discontinuance procedures.

The District Manager shall immediately notify the affected community when a post office is reopened or service is restored.

The bill authorizes the USPS to establish an alternative process to suspend postal services to a community based on the expiration of a lease or rental agreement for a post office. The District Manager shall take specified steps to: (1) negotiate an extension of an expiring agreement, the sale of the post office to the USPS, or a new agreement for postal service; (2) provide for the disruption of service if the negotiations fail and for the restoration of service; or (3) initiate discontinuance procedures.