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S. 1789 as passed by the Senate

S. 1789 as passed by the Senate

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TH
CONGRESS2
D
S
ESSION
 
S. 1789
AN ACT
To improve, sustain, and transform the United States PostalService.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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S 1789 ES
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘21st Century Postal
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Service Act of 2012’’.
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SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
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Sec.1.Short title.Sec.2.Table of contents.Sec.3.Definitions.TITLE I—POSTAL WORKFORCE MATTERSSec.101.Treatment of postal funding surplus for Federal Employees Retire-ment System.Sec.102.Incentives for voluntary separation.Sec.103.Restructuring of payments for retiree health benefits.Sec.104.Postal Service Health Benefits Program.Sec.105.Medicare Educational Program for Postal Service Employees and Re-tirees.Sec.106.Arbitration; labor disputes.Sec.107.Retirement reporting.Sec.108.Executive compensation.TITLE II—POSTAL SERVICES AND OPERATIONSSec.201.Maintenance of delivery service standards.Sec.202.Preserving mail processing capacity.Sec.203.Establishment of retail service standards.Sec.204.Expanded retail access.Sec.205.Preserving community post offices.Sec.206.Area and district office structure.Sec.207.Limitations on changes to mail delivery schedule.Sec.208.Time limits for consideration of service changes.Sec.209.Public procedures for significant changes to mailing specifications.Sec.210.Nonpostal products and services.Sec.211.Chief Innovation Officer; innovation strategy.Sec.212.Strategic Advisory Commission on Postal Service Solvency and Inno- vation.Sec.213.Citizen’s service protection advocates.Sec.214.Capitol Complex post offices.TITLE III—FEDERAL EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ACTSec.301.Short title; references.Sec.302.Federal workers compensation reforms for retirement-age employees.Sec.303.Augmented compensation for dependents.Sec.304.Schedule compensation payments.Sec.305.Vocational rehabilitation.Sec.306.Reporting requirements.Sec.307.Disability management review; independent medical examinations.Sec.308.Waiting period.Sec.309.Election of benefits.
 
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S 1789 ES
Sec.310.Sanction for noncooperation with field nurses.Sec.311.Subrogation of continuation of pay.Sec.312.Integrity and compliance.Sec.313.Amount of compensation.Sec.314.Terrorism injuries; zones of armed conflict.Sec.315.Technical and conforming amendments.Sec.316.Regulations.Sec.317.Effective date.TITLE IV—OTHER MATTERSSec.401.Solvency plan.Sec.402.Postal rates.Sec.403.Co-location with Federal agencies.Sec.404.Cooperation with State and local governments; intra-Service agree-ments.Sec.405.Shipping of wine, beer, and distilled spirits.Sec.406.Annual report on United States mailing industry.Sec.407.Use of negotiated service agreements.Sec.408.Contract disputes.Sec.409.Contracting provisions.Sec.410.Executive compensation.Sec.411.Sense of the Senate.TITLE V—MISCELLANEOUSSec.501.Government sponsored conferences.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
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In this Act, the following definitions shall apply:
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(1) C
OMMISSION
.—The term ‘‘Commission’’
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means the Postal Regulatory Commission.
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(2) P
OSTAL SERVICE
.—The term ‘‘Postal Serv-
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ice’’ means the United States Postal Service.
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TITLE I—POSTAL WORKFORCE
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MATTERS
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SEC. 101. TREATMENT OF POSTAL FUNDING SURPLUS FOR
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FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
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Section 8423(b) of title 5, United States Code, is
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amended—
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