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§ 1011. —  Oath of office.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 39USC1011]

                        TITLE 39--POSTAL SERVICE
                           PART II--PERSONNEL
Sec. 1011. Oath of office

    Before entering upon their duties and before receiving any salary, 
all officers and employees of the Postal Service shall take and 
subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
        ``I, ________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support 
    and defend the Constitution of the United States against all 
    enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and 
    allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without 
    any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well 
    and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am 
    about to enter.''

A person authorized to administer oaths by the laws of the United 
States, including section 2903 of title 5, or of a State or territory, 
or an officer, civil or military, holding a commission under the United 
States, or any officer or employee of the Postal Service designated by 
the Board may administer and certify the oath or affirmation.

(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 733.)

                             Effective Date

    Section effective July 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71-9 of 
the Board of Governors. See section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set out as 
a note preceding section 101 of this title.