Policies, Procedures, and Forms Updates


ASM Revision: Line of Succession for Postmaster General in an Emergency

Effective July 1, 2021, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual to indicate the line of succession for the Postmaster General for the duration of an emergency to reflect the recent organizational restructuring.

Administrative Support Manual (ASM)

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2 Audits and Investigations

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28 Emergency Preparedness

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286 Emergency Lines of Succession

286.1 Postmaster General

[Revise the text of 286.1 to read as follows:]

Effective immediately, if the Postmaster General is incapacitated due to an enemy attack or other national emergency, the following is the line of succession to perform the duties of the Postmaster General for the duration of the emergency:

a. Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Human Resources Officer.

b. Chief Retail and Delivery Officer and Executive Vice President.

c. Chief Logistics and Processing Operations Officer and Executive Vice President.

d. Vice President, Area Retail and Delivery Operations, Western Pacific.

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The Postal Service will incorporate this revision into the next edition of the online ASM, which is available on the PolicyNet website:

n Go to blue.usps.gov.

n In the left-hand column, click Essential Links, and then click PolicyNet.

n Go to the right-hand side under “Published Forms and Directives.”

n Click Manuals.

The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is blue.usps.gov/cpim.