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PUBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960

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service, and shall advise and make recommendations to the Postmaster General with respect to such methods and policies. It shall meet quarterly in the District of Columbia, or at such other time and place as the Postmaster General determines. § 307. General Counsel The legal officer of the Department is the General Counsel, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. § 308. Chief Postal Inspector The annual rate of basic compensation of the position of Chief Postal Inspector in the Post Office Department is $19,000. § 309. Delegation of authority The Postmaster General may delegate to any officer, employee, or agency of the Department such of the functions vested by law in nim or in anj other officer or employee of the Department as he deems appropriate. CHAPTER 5—GENERAL PROVISIONS See. 601. 502. 503. 604. 606. 606. 607. 608. 609. 510.

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General duties of the Postmaster General. Bonds. Mall equipment shops. Research and development program. International postal arrangements. International money-order exchanges. Fees for special services. Sale of maps, opinions of General Counsel, and transcripts of hearings. Rewards. Disposal of wastepaper.

§ 501. General duties of the Postmaster General In addition to his other duties the Postmaster General shall— (1) prescribe rules and regulations that he deems necessary to accomplish the objectives of this title; (2) instruct all persons in the Department with reference to their duties; (3) decide on the forms of all official papers of the Department, except as otherwise provided by law; (4) investigate postal offenses and civil matters relating to the Department; (5) superintend generally the business of the Department and execute all laws relating to the Department. § 502. Bonds (a) The Postmaster General shall cause postmasters, acting postmasters, and other officers and employees designated by him, to be bonded in accordance with section 14 of title 6 in such sum as he prescribes. (b) When a new bond is made covering a postmaster, acting postmaster, officer, or employee, payments thereafter made by him may be applied first to discharge balances due from him under the prior bond, if the Postmaster General deems it just. § 503. Mail equipment shops The Postmaster General may maintain a mail equipment shop in the District of Columbia. § 504. Research and development program (a) The Postmaster General shall maintain in the Department a research and development program, including investigations and studies, for the purpose of introducing or improving equipment, sup-