PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 6 8 2 - S E P T. 2, 1960
[74 S T A T.
Public Law 86-682 September 2, 1960
[H. R. 2339]
pji<j revise, codify, and enact into law, title 39 of the United States Code, entitled "The Postal Service".
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the The P o s t a l ServUnited States of America in Congress assembled, That the general ice. E n a c t m e n t as and permanent laws relating to the Post Office Department and the Code.* ^^' "'^' postal service are revised, codified and enacted as Title 39, United States Code—"The Postal Service", and may be cited as "39 U. S. Code, § ", as follows:
TITLE 39—THE POSTAL SERVICE PAET
I. GENERAL II. FISCAL ADMINISTRATION IIL PERSONNEL IV. MAIL MATTER V. SPECIAL MAIL AND BANKING SERVICE VI. DELIVERY AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
1 2001 3101 ^001 5001 6001
PART I—GENERAL CHAPTER
1. 3. 5. 7. 9.
1 301 501 701 901
DEFINITIONS AND APPLICATION ORGANIZATION GENERAI, PROVISIONS POST OFFICES PRIVATE CARRIAGE OF LETTERS
CHAPTER 1—DEFINITIONS AND APPLICATION SBC.
1. Definitions. 2. Application.
§ 1. Definitions As used in this title— "Department" means the Post Office Department, continued by section 301 of this title, and the postal field service of the Post Office Department; "postal field service" or "field postal service" includes all operations and organization units of the Department, other than the departmental operations and organization units in the headquarters offices of the Department at the seat of the Government, and includes postal inspectors assigned to the headquarters offices of the Department at the seat of the Government; "departmental service" means the administrative headquarters of the Department and its branches as distinguished from the postal field service; "revenue of the Department" means all funds of the United States, other than trust funds, received by the Department from any source in the exercise of any power or function vested in it, including, but not limited to— (i) unclaimed money in dead letters for which an owner cannot be found; (ii) unclaimed money taken from the mail by robbery, theft, or otherwise, which may come into the hands of an agent or employee of the United States or any other person;