H.R. 2692 (112th): Access to Postal Services Act

Jul 28, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Albio Sires
Representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district
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Jul 28, 2011
7 pages
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H.R. 658 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2009


This bill was introduced on July 28, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 28, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 28, 2011
Full Title

To amend title 39, United States Code, to modify the procedures governing the closure or consolidation of postal facilities.


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Access to Postal Services Act - Modifies the procedures the U.S. Postal Service must follow in connection with the closing or consolidation of any postal facility, including:
(1) requiring an assessment of the need for the closure or consolidation,
(2) eliminating a requirement to consider the resulting Postal Service economic savings,
(3) requiring posted notice in each affected postal facility and notice by mail to all persons served by such postal facility at least 90 days before the final decision is made, and
(4) requiring (under current law, allowing) suspension of the determination pending an appeal to the Postal Regulatory Commission. Exempts emergency suspensions (as defined under Postal Service regulations) or lease termination or cancellation by a party other than the Postal Service.
Requires such posted notice to include the cost savings the Postal Service estimates it will realize from the closing or consolidation, in the first year following the date of such closing or consolidation, with an explanation of the estimate assumptions and methodologies.
Directs the Inspector General of the Postal Service, within two years after the closing or consolidation of any postal facility after enactment of this Act, to submit to the Postmaster General and Congress its findings with respect to the actual cost savings realized by the Postal Service in the first year following such closing or consolidation.
Defines "postal facility," for the provisions amended by this Act, to include an office, branch, station, or other facility operated by the Postal Service providing services to postal patrons served by the facility.

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