1 Organizational Structures

110 General Information

111 Purpose

111.1 Objectives

The organizational structures policies of the Postal Service are established to meet the following objectives:

  1. Support the mission of the Postal Service.
  2. Ensure there is no duplication of jobs, functions, or responsibilities within or between organizational structures.
  3. Ensure the relevance and consistency of organizational structures and staffing.

Note: See 113.1 for definitions of organizational terms.

111.2 Chapter Content

The content of this chapter:

  1. Documents the principles to establish organizational structures and staffing and describes the programs used to monitor and assess them.
  2. Establishes guidelines, policies, and procedures for implementing changes in organizational structures and staffing patterns, and it describes factors to be considered in making decisions related to organizational changes. In view of functional diversity, varying work requirements, and the wide range of operational circumstances, factors are considered and decisions are reached on a case-by-case basis.

111.3 Importance of Concepts

Organizational design operates on the basis of standard organizational structures and staffing criteria. Postal Service managers must be aware of the concepts applied in evaluating organizational change requests so that they can:

  1. Make informed decisions when requesting organizational changes.
  2. Submit appropriate documentation to support proposed changes.
  3. Understand the basis upon which their requests will be reviewed and evaluated.