Executive Agent

Agent: Military Postal Service (MPS)
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Title:Military Postal Service (MPS)
As the DoD Executive Agent, the Secretary of the Army is responsible for providing legal services on Military Postal Service (MPS) related issues before the United States Postal Service (USPS), the Postal Regulatory Commission, and other Federal regulatory organizations; maintaining and operating the Inter-Service Postal Training Activity for the training of the Military Departments’ postal personnel; maintaining and funding the Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) in the National Capital Region, including subordinate Joint Military Postal Activities (JMPA) collocated at USPS activities (the MPSA shall provide strategic direction, technical and procedural guidance, coordination, and assistance for the MPS and Official Mail Program (OMP) to promote compliance with U.S. law and USPS, General Services Administration (GSA), and DoD issuances); funding DoD Component free mail costs; funding and maintain the Automated Military Postal System, which serves the MPS and OMP, functioning as the enterprise system connecting military post offices (MPO) and official mail centers worldwide; designating a general or flag officer (or equivalent civilian grade) to be the Executive Director, MPSA, who shall operate under the authority, direction, and control of the DoD EA for MPS and OMP for postal and official mail matters to achieve efficient and responsive oversight throughout the Department of Defense; the integration of postal processing, transportation, and distribution procedures worldwide; the implementation of uniform worldwide postal practices and procedures; the management and operation of MPSA in order to accomplish the mission and major functions described in Enclosure 3 of DoDD 5101.11E; and maintaining direct working relationships with the USPS and OGAs on MPS and OMP matters, and with the Heads of the DoD Components to provide oversight, coordination, and technical assistance on postal matters.
Date Assigned:1/31/2005
DoD Component:Army
Expiration Date:None
Joint Staff Function:J-4 Logistics
Principal Staff Assistant (PSA):AT&L
Agency:DCS, G-1
Executive Agency POC:MPSA-IA@conus.army.mil
Primary Document:
DoD Directive 5101.11: "DoD Executive Agency for the Military Postal Service (MPS)"
Primary Document Location: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/510111p.pdf
Primary Document Date:1/31/2005
Secondary Documents:
DoD 4525.6-M: "Department of Defense Postal Manual"
Certified Current as of September 5, 2008
Secondary Documents Location: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/452506m.pdf
Secondary Document Date:8/15/2002
DoD Component POC:usarmy.pentagon.hqda-oaa.mbx.army-executive-agent-poc@mail.mil
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