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tions on conditions and needs of the postal service; acts as counselor to postmasters and other postal officials and employees in explaining instructions, regulations, applicable laws and decisions. (C) Investigates violations of postal laws, including, but not limited to, armed robbery, mailing of bombs, burglary, theft of mail, embezzlements, obscene literature and pictures, and mail fraud. (D) Determines the validity and seriousness of charges against postmasters and other officers and employees and makes pertinent recommendations. (E) Investigates local and area operating problems and recommends corrective action, and within his prescribed jurisdiction, initiates necessary corrective action, including restoration of service immediately in disaster areas caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and other catastrophes. (F) Maintains liaison activities (i) with military installations to insure adequate postal service for the military forces; (ii) with Federal and State civil defense authorities at the area level; (iii) with branches of Federal and State law enforcement agencies. (G) Ascertains postal needs for post offices and stations, rural and city delivery, changes in schedules, quarters, equipment, manpower and procedures and reports findings and recommendations to appropriate officials. SELECTED CASES.—
(H) Investigates the loss, theft, destruction, and damage to mail matter through technical analyses of complaints and other specialized procedures. (I) Investigates money-order forgeries; investigates complaints of use of the mails to defraud and to operate lotteries. (J) Investigates personal injuries, motor-vehicle and other accidents; develops evidence for defense of suits under the so-called Federal Tort Claims Act; recommends out-of-court settlements. (K) In any criminal investigation, develops evidence, locates witnesses and suspects; apprehends and effects arrests of postal offenders, presents facts to United States attorney, and collaborates as required with Federal and State prosecutors in presentation before United States commissioner, grand jury, and trial court. (L) Surveys postal service on an area basis to ascertain and recommend ways of improving service and effecting economies. (M) Makes investigations of a variety of other matters and performs related duties as assigned. (3) ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS.—Responsible to the inspectorin-charge or the assistant inspector-in-charge of the division. Supervises trainees and other inspectors as assigned. (b) POSTMASTER, FIRST CLASS OFFICE. (KP-^3) (1) BASIC FUNCTION.—Is responsible for all operations of a first
class post office, including direction and supervision of mails, finance, buildings, personnel, and related services. This office has approximately seventy-two employees, annual receipts of $797,000, six Government-owned vehicle units, no classified stations, and seventeen carrier routes within its jurisdiction. (2) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.—
(A) Organizes the post office to insure expeditious handling of the mails and to provide efficient and courteous postal service to patrons. (B) Represents the Post Office Department in its relationships with the public in the area.