39 U.S. Code § 410 - Application of other laws

(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, and except as otherwise provided in this title or insofar as such laws remain in force as rules or regulations of the Postal Service, no Federal law dealing with public or Federal contracts, property, works, officers, employees, budgets, or funds, including the provisions of chapters 5 and 7 of title 5, shall apply to the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service.
(b) The following provisions shall apply to the Postal Service:
(1) section 552 (public information), section 552a (records about individuals), section 552b (open meetings), section 3102 (employment of personal assistants for blind, deaf, or otherwise handicapped employees), section 3110 (restrictions on employment of relatives), section 3333 and chapters 72 (antidiscrimination; right to petition Congress) and 73 (suitability, security, and conduct of employees), section 5520 (withholding city income or employment taxes), and section 5532  [1] (dual pay) of title 5, except that no regulation issued under such chapters or section shall apply to the Postal Service unless expressly made applicable;
(2) all provisions of title 18 dealing with the Postal Service, the mails, and officers or employees of the Government of the United States;
(3) section 107 of title 20 (known as the Randolph-Sheppard Act, relating to vending machines operated by the blind);
(4) the following provisions of title 40:
(A) sections 3114–3116, 3118, 3131, 3133, and 3141–3147; and
(B) chapters 37 and 173;
(5) chapters 65 and 67 of title 41;
(6) sections 2000d, 2000d–1—2000d–4 of title 42 (title VI, the Civil Rights Act of 1964);
(7) section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668);
(8) the provisions of the Act of August 12, 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4151–4156);
(9) chapter 39 of title 31;
(10) the Inspector General Act of 1978; and
(11) section 5520a of title 5.
(c) Subsection (b)(1) of this section shall not require the disclosure of—
(1) the name or address, past or present, of any postal patron;
(2) information of a commercial nature, including trade secrets, whether or not obtained from a person outside the Postal Service, which under good business practice would not be publicly disclosed;
(3) information prepared for use in connection with the negotiation of collective-bargaining agreements under chapter 12 of this title or minutes of, or notes kept during, negotiating sessions conducted under such chapter;
(4) information prepared for use in connection with proceedings under chapter 36 of this title;
(5) the reports and memoranda of consultants or independent contractors except to the extent that they would be required to be disclosed if prepared within the Postal Service; and
(6) investigatory files, whether or not considered closed, compiled for law enforcement purposes except to the extent available by law to a party other than the Postal Service.
(d)
(1) A lease agreement by the Postal Service for rent of net interior space in excess of 6,500 square feet in any building or facility, or part of a building or facility, to be occupied for purposes of the Postal Service shall include a provision that all laborers and mechanics employed in the construction, modification, alteration, repair, painting, decoration, or other improvement of the building or space covered by the agreement, or improvement at the site of such building or facility, shall be paid wages at not less than those prevailing for similar work in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor under section 3142 of title 40.
(2) The authority and functions of the Secretary of Labor with respect to labor standards enforcement under Reorganization Plan numbered 14 of 1950 (title 5, appendix), and regulations for contractors and subcontractors under section 3145 of title 40, shall apply to the work under paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(3) Paragraph (2) of this subsection shall not be construed to give the Secretary of Labor authority to direct the cancellation of the lease agreement referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Pub. L. 91–375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 725; Pub. L. 91–656, § 8(a),Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1955; Pub. L. 93–340, § 2,July 10, 1974, 88 Stat. 294; Pub. L. 94–82, title I, § 101,Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 419; Pub. L. 94–409, § 5(a),Sept. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 1247; Pub. L. 94–541, title II, § 203,Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2508; Pub. L. 95–454, title III, § 302(c), title VII, § 703(c)(4),Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1146, 1217; Pub. L. 96–523, § 1(c)(2),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 3040; Pub. L. 100–496, § 2(c)(2),Oct. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 2456; Pub. L. 100–504, title I, § 104(b),Oct. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 2525; Pub. L. 103–82, title II, § 202(g)(6),Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 890; Pub. L. 103–94, § 9(b)(2),Oct. 6, 1993, 107 Stat. 1010; Pub. L. 103–123, title VII, § 708(a),Oct. 28, 1993, 107 Stat. 1272; Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title I, § 101(f) [title VI, § 662(f)(1)], Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–314, 3009–382; Pub. L. 107–217, § 3(k),Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1301; Pub. L. 108–178, § 4(j),Dec. 15, 2003, 117 Stat. 2642; Pub. L. 111–350, § 5(k),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3850.)
References in Text

Section 5532 of title 5, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), was repealed by Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title VI, § 651(a)(1),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 664.
Section 107 of title 20, known as the Randolph-Sheppard Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(3), is section 1 of act June 20, 1936, ch. 638, 49 Stat. 1559, as amended. The act of June 20, 1936, known as the Randolph-Sheppard Act and also popularly known as the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Stand Act, is classified generally to chapter 6A (§ 107 et seq.) of Title 20, Education. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title notes set out under section 107 of Title 20 and Tables.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (b)(6), is Pub. L. 88–352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is classified generally to subchapter V (§ 2000d et seq.) of chapter 21 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000a of Title 42 and Tables.
Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), referred to in subsec. (b)(7), is section 19 ofPub. L. 91–596, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1609, which enacted section 668 of Title 29, Labor, and amended section 7902 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
The provisions of the Act of August 12, 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4151–4156), referred to in subsec. (b)(8), probably means Pub. L. 90–480, Aug. 12, 1968, 82 Stat. 718, as amended, popularly known as the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, which is classified generally to chapter 51 (§ 4151 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4151 of Title 42 and Tables.
The Inspector General Act of 1978, referred to in subsec. (b)(10), is Pub. L. 95–452, Oct. 12, 1978, 92 Stat. 1101, as amended, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Reorganization Plan numbered 14 of 1950 (title 5, appendix), referred to in subsec. (d)(2), is Reorg. Plan No. 14 of 1950, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176, 64 Stat. 1267, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5.
Amendments

2011—Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 111–350added par. (5) and struck out former par. (5), which read as follows: “the following provisions of title 41:
“(A) sections 35–45 (known as the Walsh-Healey Act, relating to wages and hours); and
“(B) chapter 6 (the Service Contract Act of 1965);”.
2003—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 108–178, § 4(j)(1), substituted “section 3142 of title 40” for “section 276a of title 40”.
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 108–178, § 4(j)(2), substituted “section 3145 of title 40” for “section 276c of title 40”.
2002—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 107–217amended par. (4) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (4) read as follows: “the following provisions of title 40:
“(A) sections 258a–258e (relating to condemnation proceedings);
“(B) sections 270a–270e (known as the Miller Act, relating to performance bonds);
“(C) sections 276a—276a–7 (known as the Davis-Bacon Act, relating to prevailing wages);
“(D) section 276c (relating to wage payments of certain contractors);
“(E) chapter 5 (the Contract Work Hours Standards Act); and
“(F) chapter 15 (the Government Losses in Shipment Act);”.
1996—Subsec. (b)(9). Pub. L. 104–208, § 101(f) [title VI, § 662(f)(1)(A)], struck out “and” at end.
Subsec. (b)(10). Pub. L. 104–208, § 101(f) [title VI, § 662(f)(1)(B)], substituted “(10) the Inspector General Act of 1978; and” for “the provisions of section 8F of the Inspector General Act of 1978.”
1993—Subsec. (b)(8). Pub. L. 103–82, § 202(g)(6)(A), andPub. L. 103–123, § 708(a)(1), amended par. (8) identically, striking out “and” at end.
Subsec. (b)(9). Pub. L. 103–123, § 708(a)(2), substituted “chapter” for “Chapter” in par. (9) relating to title 31.
Pub. L. 103–82, § 202(g)(6)(B), andPub. L. 103–123, § 708(a)(2), amended par. (9), relating to title 31, identically, substituting “; and” for period at end.
Pub. L. 103–94, § 9(b)(2)(A), andPub. L. 103–123, § 708(a)(3), which directed the identical amendment of subsec. (b) by redesignating par. (9), providing for applicability to Postal Service of provisions of section 8E of Inspector General Act of 1978, as (10), could not be executed because Pub. L. 103–82, § 202(g)(6)(C), struck out such par. See below.
Pub. L. 103–82, § 202(g)(6)(C), struck out second par. (9) which provided for applicability to Postal Service of the provisions of section 8E of Inspector General Act of 1978.
Subsec. (b)(10). Pub. L. 103–94, § 9(b)(2)(A), andPub. L. 103–123, § 708(a)(3), which directed the identical amendment of subsec. (b) by redesignating par. (9), providing for applicability to Postal Service of provisions of section 8E of Inspector General Act of 1978, as (10), could not be executed because Pub. L. 103–82, § 202(g)(6)(C), struck out such par. See above.
Pub. L. 103–82, § 202(g)(6)(C), added par. (10).
Subsec. (b)(11). Pub. L. 103–94, § 9(b)(2)(B), added par. (11).
1988—Subsec. (b)(6) to (8). Pub. L. 100–504, § 104(b)(1)–(4), struck out “and” after semicolon in par. (6), substituted semicolon for period in par. (7), and substituted “the provisions” for “The provisions” and “; and” for period in par. (8).
Subsec. (b)(9). Pub. L. 100–504, § 104(b)(5), added par. (9) relating to section 8E of Inspector General Act.
Pub. L. 100–496added par. (9) relating to chapter 39 of title 31.
1980—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 96–523substituted “section 3102 (employment of personal assistants for blind, deaf, or otherwise handicapped” for “3102 (employment of reading assistants for blind employees and interpreting assistants for deaf”.
1978—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 95–454inserted provisions relating to reading and interpreting assistants, and substituted provisions respecting applicability of chapter 72 of title 5, for provisions respecting applicability of chapter 71 of title 5.
1976—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 94–409inserted references to sections 552a and 552b of title 5.
Subsec. (b)(8). Pub. L. 94–541added par. (8).
1975—Subsec. (b)(7). Pub. L. 94–82added par. (7).
1974—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 93–340inserted “section 5520 (withholding city income or employment taxes),” before “and section 5532 (dual pay)”.
1971—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 91–656inserted “section 3110 (restrictions on employment of relatives),” before “section 3333” and substituted “no regulation” for “not regulation”.
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–178effective Aug. 21, 2002, see section 5 ofPub. L. 108–178, set out as a note under section 5334 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendments; Savings Provision

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–94effective 120 days after Oct. 6, 1993, but not to release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under amended provision, which is to be treated as remaining in force for purpose of sustaining any proper proceeding or action for enforcement of that penalty, forfeiture, or liability, and no provision of Pub. L. 103–94to affect any proceedings with respect to which charges were filed on or before 120 days after Oct. 6, 1993, with orders to be issued in such proceedings and appeals taken therefrom as if Pub. L. 103–94had not been enacted, see section 12 ofPub. L. 103–94, set out as an Effective Date; Savings Provision note under section 7321 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–82effective Oct. 1, 1993, see section 202(i) ofPub. L. 103–82, set out as an Effective Date note under section 12651 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–504effective 180 days after Oct. 18, 1988, see section 113 ofPub. L. 100–504, set out as a note under section 5 ofPub. L. 95–452(Inspector General Act of 1978) in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–496applicable with respect to all obligations incurred on or after Jan. 1, 1989, see section 14(c) ofPub. L. 100–496, set out as a note under section 3902 of Title 31, Money and Finance.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–523effective sixty days after Dec. 12, 1980, see section 3 ofPub. L. 96–523, set out as a note under section 3102 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–454effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 ofPub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section 1101 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–409effective 180 days after Sept. 13, 1976, see section 6 ofPub. L. 94–409, set out as an Effective Date note under section 552b of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–340effective on 90th day following July 10, 1974, see section 3 ofPub. L. 93–340, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5520 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1971 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–656, § 8(b),Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1955, provided that: “The provisions of this section [amending this section] shall become effective on the effective date prescribed under section 15(a) of the Postal Reorganization Act [set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of this title] for section 410 of title 39, United States Code, as enacted by that Act.”
Effective Date

Subsecs. (a), (b)(2) to (6), and (c)(1) to (3), (5), (6) of this section effective Apr. 13, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71–14 of the Board of Governors, subsecs. (b)(1), relating to section 552 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and (c)(4) effective Jan. 20, 1971 pursuant to Resolution No. 71–10 of the Board of Governors, and subsec. (d) effective July 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71–9 of the Board of Governors. See section 15(a) ofPub. L. 91–375, set out as a note preceding section 101 of this title.
Applicability of Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 to Postal Employees

Pub. L. 103–94, § 7,Oct. 6, 1993, 107 Stat. 1005, as amended by Pub. L. 109–435, title VI, § 604(f),Dec. 20, 2006, 120 Stat. 3242, provided that: “The amendments made by this Act [enacting sections 5520a and 7321 to 7326 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and section 610 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, amending this section, sections 1216, 2302, 3302, and 3303 ofTitle 5, sections 602 and 603 of Title 18, and sections 1973d and 9904 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and omitting former sections 7321 to 7328 of Title 5] (except for the amendments made by section 8 [amending sections 2302 and 3303 of Title 5]), and any regulations thereunder, shall apply with respect to employees of the United States Postal Service and the Postal Regulatory Commission, pursuant to sections 410 (b) and 3604(e) [now 504(e)] of title 39, United States Code.”

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29 CFR - Labor

29 CFR Part 5 - LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS COVERING FEDERALLY FINANCED AND ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE...SUBJECT TO THE CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT)

39 CFR - Postal Service

39 CFR Part 7 - PUBLIC OBSERVATION (ARTICLE VII)

39 CFR Part 211 - APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS

39 CFR Part 233 - INSPECTION SERVICE AUTHORITY

39 CFR Part 241 - ESTABLISHMENT CLASSIFICATION, AND DISCONTINUANCE

39 CFR Part 265 - RELEASE OF INFORMATION

39 CFR Part 501 - AUTHORIZATION TO MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTE POSTAGE EVIDENCING SYSTEMS

39 CFR Part 551 - SEMIPOSTAL STAMP PROGRAM

39 CFR Part 601 - PURCHASING OF PROPERTY AND SERVICES

 

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