Effective December 17, 2020, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), section 286.1, to update the emergency lines of succession in the event the Postmaster General is incapacitated from an enemy attack or other national emergency.
Administrative Support Manual (ASM)
2 Audits and Investigations
28 Emergency Preparedness
286 Emergency Lines of Succession
286.1 Postmaster General
[Revise the text of 286.1 to read as follows:]
In case the Postmaster General is incapacitated from an enemy attack or other national emergency, the following are the lines of succession to perform the duties of the Postmaster General (see section 112.11):
- Chief retail and delivery officer and executive vice president.
- Chief logistics and processing operations officer and executive vice president.
- 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. The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is blue.usps.gov/cpim.
— Office of the Postmaster General,
Chief Executive Officer, 12-17-20