39 U.S. Code § 5006 - Lien on compensation of contractor
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(a) A person who—
shall have a lien on money due the contractor or subcontractor for the service.
(b) The Postal Service may pay the person establishing a lien under subsection (a) of this section the sum due him, when the contractor or subcontractor fails to pay the person the amount of his lien within 2 months after the expiration of the month in which the service was performed. It shall charge the amount so paid to the contract. The payments may not exceed the annual rate of pay of the contractor or subcontractor.