US (United States) Code. Title 39. Chapter 28: Strategic planning and performance management

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39 USC CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE

MANAGEMENT 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART III - MODERNIZATION AND FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Sec.

2801. Definitions.

2802. Strategic plans.

2803. Performance plans.

2804. Program performance reports.

2805. Inherently Governmental functions.

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39 USC Sec. 2801 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART III - MODERNIZATION AND FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Sec. 2801. Definitions

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For purposes of this chapter the term -

(1) "outcome measure" refers to an assessment of the results of

a program activity compared to its intended purpose;

(2) "output measure" refers to the tabulation, calculation, or

recording of activity or effort and can be expressed in a

quantitative or qualitative manner;

(3) "performance goal" means a target level of performance

expressed as a tangible, measurable objective, against which

actual achievement shall be compared, including a goal expressed

as a quantitative standard, value, or rate;

(4) "performance indicator" refers to a particular value or

characteristic used to measure output or outcome;

(5) "program activity" means a specific activity related to the

mission of the Postal Service; and

(6) "program evaluation" means an assessment, through objective

measurement and systematic analysis, of the manner and extent to

which Postal Service programs achieve intended objectives.

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(Added Pub. L. 103-62, Sec. 7, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 292.)

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CONSTRUCTION

No provision or amendment made by Pub. L. 103-62 to be construed

as creating any right, privilege, benefit, or entitlement for any

person who is not an officer or employee of the United States

acting in such capacity, and no person not an officer or employee

of the United States acting in such capacity to have standing to

file any civil action in any court of the United States to enforce

any provision or amendment made by Pub. L. 103-62, or to be

construed as superseding any statutory requirement, see section 10

of Pub. L. 103-62, set out as a note under section 1115 of Title

31, Money and Finance.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 44 sections 3534, 3544.

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39 USC Sec. 2802 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART III - MODERNIZATION AND FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Sec. 2802. Strategic plans

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(a) No later than September 30, 1997, the Postal Service shall

submit to the President and the Congress a strategic plan for its

program activities. Such plan shall contain -

(1) a comprehensive mission statement covering the major

functions and operations of the Postal Service;

(2) general goals and objectives, including outcome-related

goals and objectives, for the major functions and operations of

the Postal Service;

(3) a description of how the goals and objectives are to be

achieved, including a description of the operational processes,

skills and technology, and the human, capital, information, and

other resources required to meet those goals and objectives;

(4) a description of how the performance goals included in the

plan required under section 2803 shall be related to the general

goals and objectives in the strategic plan;

(5) an identification of those key factors external to the

Postal Service and beyond its control that could significantly

affect the achievement of the general goals and objectives; and

(6) a description of the program evaluations used in

establishing or revising general goals and objectives, with a

schedule for future program evaluations.

(b) The strategic plan shall cover a period of not less than five

years forward from the fiscal year in which it is submitted, and

shall be updated and revised at least every three years.

(c) The performance plan required under section 2803 shall be

consistent with the Postal Service's strategic plan. A performance

plan may not be submitted for a fiscal year not covered by a

current strategic plan under this section.

(d) When developing a strategic plan, the Postal Service shall

solicit and consider the views and suggestions of those entities

potentially affected by or interested in such a plan, and shall

advise the Congress of the contents of the plan.

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(Added Pub. L. 103-62, Sec. 7, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 292.)

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Pub. L. 104-208, div. A, title I, Sec. 101(f) [title VI, Sec.

662(d)], Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-314, 3009-381, provided

that:

"(1) Office of inspector general of the united states postal

service. -

"(A) In general. - Strategic plans shall be prepared under this

paragraph addressing staffing requirements, general goals and

objectives for major functions and operations of the Office of

Inspector General of the United States Postal Service, and how

goals and objectives of the Office are to be achieved, including

a description of operational processes, skills and technology,

and the human, capital, information, and other resources required

to meet those goals and objectives.

"(B) Specific requirements. - Plans under this paragraph -

"(i) shall be prepared by the Inspector General of the United

States Postal Service;

"(ii) shall each cover a 5-year period (the beginning and

ending dates of which shall be specified in each such plan);

and

"(iii) shall be included, as part of the annual budget

required under section 2009 of title 39, United States Code, at

least every 3 years.

"(C) First submission. - The first plan under this paragraph

shall be prepared in time to be included with the annual budget

under section 2009 of title 39, United States Code, next due to

be submitted after the end of the 6-month period beginning on the

date of the appointment of the first Inspector General to be

appointed pursuant to the amendments made by this section

[amending sections 102, 202, 204, 410, and 1003 of this title,

section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees,

and section 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978, Pub. L.

95-452, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, and renumbering

another section 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978 as 8H].

"(2) Postal inspection service. - The Chief Postal Inspector

shall, with respect to the Postal Inspection Service, prepare a

strategic plan similar in content to that required under paragraph

(1)(A) with respect to the Office of Inspector General of the

United States Postal Service. Such plan shall be prepared in time

to be included with the annual budget under section 2009 of such

title 39 next due to be submitted after the end of the 30-day

period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept.

30, 1996]."

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39 USC Sec. 2803 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART III - MODERNIZATION AND FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Sec. 2803. Performance plans

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(a) The Postal Service shall prepare an annual performance plan

covering each program activity set forth in the Postal Service

budget, which shall be included in the comprehensive statement

presented under section 2401(g) of this title. Such plan shall -

(1) establish performance goals to define the level of

performance to be achieved by a program activity;

(2) express such goals in an objective, quantifiable, and

measurable form unless an alternative form is used under

subsection (b);

(3) briefly describe the operational processes, skills and

technology, and the human, capital, information, or other

resources required to meet the performance goals;

(4) establish performance indicators to be used in measuring or

assessing the relevant outputs, service levels, and outcomes of

each program activity;

(5) provide a basis for comparing actual program results with

the established performance goals; and

(6) describe the means to be used to verify and validate

measured values.

(b) If the Postal Service determines that it is not feasible to

express the performance goals for a particular program activity in

an objective, quantifiable, and measurable form, the Postal Service

may use an alternative form. Such alternative form shall -

(1) include separate descriptive statements of -

(A) a minimally effective program, and

(B) a successful program,

with sufficient precision and in such terms that would allow for

an accurate, independent determination of whether the program

activity's performance meets the criteria of either description;

or

(2) state why it is infeasible or impractical to express a

performance goal in any form for the program activity.

(c) In preparing a comprehensive and informative plan under this

section, the Postal Service may aggregate, disaggregate, or

consolidate program activities, except that any aggregation or

consolidation may not omit or minimize the significance of any

program activity constituting a major function or operation.

(d) The Postal Service may prepare a non-public annex to its plan

covering program activities or parts of program activities relating

to -

(1) the avoidance of interference with criminal prosecution; or

(2) matters otherwise exempt from public disclosure under

section 410(c) of this title.

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(Added Pub. L. 103-62, Sec. 7, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 293.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 2802, 2804 of this title.

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39 USC Sec. 2804 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART III - MODERNIZATION AND FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Sec. 2804. Program performance reports

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(a) The Postal Service shall prepare a report on program

performance for each fiscal year, which shall be included in the

annual comprehensive statement presented under section 2401(g) of

this title.

(b)(1) The program performance report shall set forth the

performance indicators established in the Postal Service

performance plan, along with the actual program performance

achieved compared with the performance goals expressed in the plan

for that fiscal year.

(2) If performance goals are specified by descriptive statements

of a minimally effective program activity and a successful program

activity, the results of such program shall be described in

relationship to those categories, including whether the performance

failed to meet the criteria of either category.

(c) The report for fiscal year 2000 shall include actual results

for the preceding fiscal year, the report for fiscal year 2001

shall include actual results for the two preceding fiscal years,

and the report for fiscal year 2002 and all subsequent reports

shall include actual results for the three preceding fiscal years.

(d) Each report shall -

(1) review the success of achieving the performance goals of

the fiscal year;

(2) evaluate the performance plan for the current fiscal year

relative to the performance achieved towards the performance

goals in the fiscal year covered by the report;

(3) explain and describe, where a performance goal has not been

met (including when a program activity's performance is

determined not to have met the criteria of a successful program

activity under section 2803(b)(2)) -

(A) why the goal was not met;

(B) those plans and schedules for achieving the established

performance goal; and

(C) if the performance goal is impractical or infeasible, why

that is the case and what action is recommended; and

(4) include the summary findings of those program evaluations

completed during the fiscal year covered by the report.

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(Added Pub. L. 103-62, Sec. 7, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 294.)

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39 USC Sec. 2805 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART III - MODERNIZATION AND FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 28 - STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Sec. 2805. Inherently Governmental functions

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The functions and activities of this chapter shall be considered

to be inherently Governmental functions. The drafting of strategic

plans, performance plans, and program performance reports under

this section shall be performed only by employees of the Postal

Service.

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(Added Pub. L. 103-62, Sec. 7, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 294.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 44 sections 3534, 3544.

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39 USC PART IV - MAIL MATTER 01/06/03

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TITLE 39 - POSTAL SERVICE

PART IV - MAIL MATTER

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PART IV - MAIL MATTER

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Chap. Sec.

30. Nonmailable Matter 3001

32. Penalty and Franked Mail 3201

34. Armed Forces and Free Postage 3401

36. Postal Rates, Classes, and Services 3601

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