9-7.4 Other Action

The procedures and other requirements for resolving mail-handling irregularities discussed in this chapter apply only when the Postal Service proposes to impose assessments, deductions, or damages. However, the Postal Service may resort to other actions when addressing irregularities. For instance, the Postal Service may take a summary action to withhold tender of mail to protect the public interest in the event of major irregularities such as the following:

  1. Theft.
  2. Deliberate loss, damage, or abandonment of the mail.
  3. Repeated instances of the other irregularities listed in this chapter.