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[74 Stat. 583]
[74 Stat. 583]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 6 8 2 - S E P T. 2, 1960

§ 703. Distributing offices; clerk hire When the Postmaster General designates an office of the fourth class as distributing or separating offices he may make allowances to the postmaster for the necessary cost of clerical services arising from the duties involved. § 704. Reimbursement for equipment on discontinuance of office The Postmaster General shall reimburse, on a fair and equitable basis, the postmaster of any discontinued post office of the first, second or third class for equipment and fixtures that were— (1) furnished by the postmaster; (2) necessary to the efficient operation of the post office; and (3) in use in the post office at the time of discontinuance. § 705. Branch post offices and stations (a) The Postmaster General may establish branch post offices within the delivery limits of a post office for the receipt and delivery of mail, and the performance of other postal functions. (b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Postmaster General may not establish stations, substations, or branches of a post office beyond the corporate limits or boundaries of a village, town, or city in which the principal office is located. (c) The Postmaster General may establish stations, substations, or branches of a post office within 10 miles of the outer boundary or limits of a village, town, or city having 1,500 or more inhabitants and in which the principal office is located. (d) The Postmaster General may establish branch post offices at camps, posts or stations of the Armed Forces and at defense or other strategic installations. (e) The Postmaster General may establish branch offices, nonaccounting offices, or stations of the Honolulu, San Juan, and Charlotte Amalie post offices, respectively, in (1) Hawaii, (2) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and (3) the Virgin Islands. Offices and stations so established shall be conducted under the name of the existing post office so as to maintain the identity of the office concerned. (f) The Postmaster General may enter into contracts for the conduct of contract stations in accordance with section 2011 of this title. (g) This section does not apply to rural stations established under authority of section 6005 of this title. § 706. Postal agencies in other countries When in his judgment the efficiency of the international postal service will be thereby promoted, the Postmaster General may establish postal agencies at seaports or airports in other countries at which United States mail steamers or aircraft arrive and receive mails. H e may pay the postal agents employed thereat a reasonable compensation for their services, in addition to the necessary expenses for office rent, office furniture, clerk hire, and incidental expenses. § 707. Hours of service (a) The Postmaster General shall require at least one person to be on duty at each post office during such hours of each day as he directs, to perform the functions of the office. (b) Post offices of the first and second classes shall not be open on Sundays for the purpose of delivering mail, other than special delivery mail.

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