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PUBLIC LAW 86-682-8EPT. 2, 1960
SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR POSTAL TRANSPORTATION AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES 3581. Road duty employees. 3582. Time credit for delay to trains and highway post oflSces.
POSITIONS § 3501. Ranking of positions (a) The Postmaster General shall define the various positions other than the key positions specified in sections 3511-3531 of this title and the standard positions of postmaster in a fourth class office and rural carrier. He shall assign each position to its appropriate salary level in the Postal Field Service Schedule. He shall ascertain the appropriate salary level of a position (1) by comparing the duties, responsibilities, and work requirements of the position with those of key positions described in sections 3511-3531 of this title, and (2) by ranking the position in relation to the key position most closely comparable in terms of the level of duties, responsibilities, and work requirements. ^b) I n ranking positions, the Postmaster General shall apply the principle of equal pay for substantially equal work and give effect to substantial differences in difficulty of the work to be performed, in the degree of responsibility to be exercised, in the scope and variety of tasks involved, and in the conditions of performance. (d) The Postmaster General's determinations under this section is the basis for the payment of compensation and for personnel transactions. § 3502. Appeals to Civil Service Commission An employee, either individually or together with one or more other employees with a similar grievance, may appeal at any time, in person or through his representative specifically designated for that purpose, to the United States Civil Service Commission to review— (1) if the employee is in a position other than a key position described in sections 3511-3531 of this title, any action taken by the Postmaster General under section 3501 of this title, in order to determine whether his position has been placed in its appropriate salary level in accordance with that section, and (2) if the employee is in a key position described in sections 3511-3531 of this title, any administrative action taken or determination made under section 3501 of this title, in connection with the employee, in order to determine whether the employee has been placed correctly in a key position on the basis of and in accordance with the descriptions of key positions and the assignments of the positions to salary levels specified in sections 3511-3531 of this title. The Commission shall act upon the appeal at the earliest practicable time, and certify its decision forthwith to the Postmaster General who shall take action in accordance with the certificate. § 3511. Key positions Key positions in the postal field service consisting of standard, related tasks commonly performed in that service, and for which the symbol shall be " K P " are described and assigned to salary levels in the Postal Field Service Schedule in accordance with sections 35123531 of this title.