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§ 402. —  Delegation of authority.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 39USC402]

                        TITLE 39--POSTAL SERVICE
                             PART I--GENERAL
                      CHAPTER 4--GENERAL AUTHORITY
Sec. 402. Delegation of authority

    Except for those powers, duties, or obligations specifically vested 
in the Governors, as distinguished from the Board of Governors, the 
Board may delegate the authority vested in it to the Postmaster General 
under such terms, conditions, and limitations, including the power of 
redelegation, as it deems desirable. The Board may establish such 
committees of the Board, and delegate such powers to any committee, as 
the Board determines appropriate to carry out its functions and duties. 
Delegations to the Postmaster General or committees shall be consistent 
with other provisions of this title, shall not relieve the Board of full 
responsibility for the carrying out of its duties and functions, and 
shall be revocable by the Governors in their exclusive judgment.

(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 723.)

                             Effective Date

    Section effective Jan. 16, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71-5 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.