8-2.2 Initial Action by Receiving Postmaster

Upon receiving the letter of request, the postmaster must stamp it with the date received.

The postmaster has 7 days to review the request and either approve it and forward it to the district manager (or designee), or reject it. If the request is rejected, the postmaster must respond to the requester in writing and explain the reason for the denial. A copy of the denial letter and the original request must be kept in a permanent file for 3 years.