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President Ford Day of Mourning
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Friday | Dec. 29, 2006



NO REGULAR RETAIL, DELIVERY OPERATIONS ON TUESDAY

Federal agencies will honor the memory of former President Ford
 
President George W. Bush has issued an Executive Order directing federal government agencies to close Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, as a mark of respect for former President Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday, Dec. 26.
For USPS, this means that Jan. 2 is a "National Day of Observance" and there will be no regular mail delivery or retail service. Express Mail delivery will be available. All postal units, including Headquarters, Area and District administrative offices, will observe this day of mourning. Local postal managers will advise employees regarding staffing levels for Tuesday, Jan. 2, to maintain operations in preparation for resumption of delivery on Wednesday.
 
Regular retail and delivery service will resume Wednesday, Jan. 3. Flags at all USPS facilities will continue to fly at half-staff through Jan. 25.
 
Pay and leave administration for the "National Day of Observance" for affected bargaining unit employees is governed by Employee and Labor Relations Manual 519.4 and provisions of May 4, 2000, Memorandums of Agreement between the Postal Service and its unions.