Postal Reorganization Act Law and Legal Definition

The Postal Reorganization Act (PRA) of 1970 is a U.S federal statute. This Act was formed as a result of the 1970 strike in the U.S postal service. The Act established the U.S Postal Service as an independent entity within the executive branch of the federal government. Thus, the Act abolished the U.S. Postal Office Department by establishing the U.S. Postal Service. Accordingly, the Act has granted the official monopoly of postal delivery to the U.S. Postal Service in the U.S.

The Act made provision for the establishment of the labor management relations program. The Act placed the postal employees under the private sector.