39 CFR 273.2 - Definitions.

§ 273.2 Definitions.
(a) Claim means any request, demand, or submission:
(1) Made to the Postal Service for property, services, or money (including money representing grants, loans, insurance, or benefits); or
(2) Made to a recipient of property, services, or money from the Postal Service or to a party to a contract with the Postal Service:
(i) For property or services if the United States:
(A) Provided such property or services;
(B) Provided any portion of the funds for the purchase of such property or services; or
(C) will reimburse such recipient or party for the purchase of such property or services; or
(ii) For the payment of money (including money representing grants, loans, insurance or benefits) if the United States:
(A) Provided any portion of the money requested or demanded; or
(B) Will reimburse such recipient or party for any portion of the money paid on such request or demand; or
(3) Made to the Postal Service which has the effect of decreasing an obligation to pay or account for property, services, or money.
(b) Complaint refers to the administrative Complaint served by the Reviewing Official on a Respondent pursuant to § 273.8.
(c) Investigating Official refers to the Inspector General of the Postal Service or any designee within the United States Office of the Inspector General who serves in a position for which the rate of basic pay is not less than the minimum rate of basic pay for grade GS-15 under the General Schedule.
(d) Judicial Officer refers to the Judicial Officer or Acting Judicial Officer of the United States Postal Service or for purposes other than specified in § 962.21 of this title any designee within the Judicial Officer Department.
(e) Knows or has reason to know, for purposes of establishing liability under 31 U.S.C. 3802, means that, with respect to a claim or statement, although no proof of specific intent to defraud is required, a person:
(1) Has actual knowledge that the claim or statement is false, fictitious, or fraudulent;
(2) Acts in deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of the claim or statement; or
(3) Acts in reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the claim or statement.
(f) Person refers to any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or private organization.
(g) Postmaster General refers to the Postmaster General of the United States or his designee.
(h) Presiding Officer refers to an Administrative Law Judge designated by the Judicial Officer to conduct a hearing authorized by 31 U.S.C. 3803 in accordance with Part 962 of this title.
(i) Respondent refers to any person alleged to be liable for civil penalty or assessment under 31 U.S.C. 3802.
(j) Reviewing Official refers to the General Counsel of the Postal Service or any designee within the Law Department who serves in a position for which the rate of basic pay is not less than the minimum rate of basic pay for grade GS-16 under the General Schedule.
(k) Statement means any representation, certification, affirmation, document, record, or accounting or bookkeeping entry made:
(1) With respect to a claim or to obtain the approval or payment of a claim (including relating to eligibility to make a claim); or
(2) With respect to (including relating to eligibility for)—
(i) A contract with, or a bid or proposal for a contract with; or
(ii) A grant, loan, or benefit from, the Postal Service, or any State, political subdivision of a State, or other party, if the United States Government provides any portion of the money or property under such contract or for such grant, loan, or benefit, or if the Government will reimburse such State, political subdivision, or party for any portion of the money or property under such contract or for such grant, loan or benefit.
[52 FR 12901, Apr. 20, 1987, as amended at 56 FR 55825, Oct. 30, 1991; 67 FR 16024, Apr. 4, 2002; 72 FR 39012, July 17, 2007]

Title 39 published on 2013-07-01

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