669 Definitions

Definitions of terms used in 660 are:

  1. Postal Service — the United States Postal Service as established by 39 U.S.C. 201.
  2. Employee — an individual appointed to a position, temporary or permanent, within the Postal Service, or hired as an executive under an employment contract, including a substitute. The term employee does not include a governor of the Postal Service.
  3. Person — an individual, a corporation, a company, an association, a firm, a partnership, a society, a joint stock company, or any other organization, institution, or entity.
  4. Official responsibility — direct administrative or operating authority, whether intermediate or final, and either exercisable alone or with others, and either personally or through subordinates, to approve, disapprove, or otherwise direct Postal Service action.
  5. Employee’s interests — the interests of an employee, his or her spouse, his or her minor child or children, and other individuals related to the employee by blood who are residents of the employee’s household.
  6. Business dealings with the Postal Service — any contract, work, or business, or the performance thereof, or any litigation arising out of or involving any contract, work, or business, or the sale or acquisition of any real or personal property, or any interest in property, whose expense, price, or consideration is payable by or to the Postal Service.
  7. The Standards of Ethical Conduct — the Code of Ethical Conduct consisting of the regulations published in 5 CFR 2635, 5 CFR 7001, and 39 CFR 447.
  8. Property — includes records and recorded information regardless of their storage medium (e.g., paper, magnetic surfaces, film, etc.); information processing equipment such as computers and word processors, along with their peripheral and terminal devices; filmers, duplicators, and copiers; and information systems software.
  9. Information system executive — a Postal Service official who prescribes the existence of, and the policies for, an information system.
  10. Office equipment — includes, but is not limited to, personal computers, printers and modems, computer software (including Web browsers), telephones, facsimile machines, photocopiers, consumable office products, and office supplies.
  11. Personnel action — means an appointment, promotion, adverse action or other disciplinary or corrective action, detail, transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, restoration, reemployment, performance evaluation, a decision concerning pay, benefits, awards, education or training that may reasonably be expected to lead to an appointment, promotion, or performance evaluation, a decision to order psychiatric testing or evaluation, or any other significant change in duties, responsibilities, or working conditions.