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General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada   By: (1822-1892)

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the end of this document.







PAGE. 1. General Instructions, 3

2. Arrangement of Papers, 9

3. Books and Records, 10

4. Returns to the Department at Ottawa, 12

5. Salaries and Allowances, 15

6. New Post Offices, 18

7. Mail Arrangements, 19

8. Mail Service, 19

9. Establishment of New Routes or Alteration in Routes already in operation, 20

10. Contracts for Mail Service, 21

11. Bonds, 23

12. Railway Mail Service, 24

13. Circulation or Distribution, 26

14. Travelling, 27

15. Cases of Loss or Abstraction, 28

16. Arrears and Outstanding Accounts, 32

17. Conclusion, 33



1. You are required personally to superintend the performance of the routine work of your office and see that it is properly done.

2. This routine work should be suitably and fairly apportioned amongst your clerks each clerk (under your superintendence) being responsible for the duty assigned to him. You will, after fair warning, report to the Postmaster General any clerk who fails correctly and efficiently to perform this duty.

3. Carefully superintend the working of the Department in all its branches within the limits of your Division. As however, it is important, that the operations of the Department should be carried on under one uniform plan throughout the Dominion, do not make any alterations in the system of doing the work without the permission first obtained of the Postmaster General.

4. Endeavor to instil into all persons connected with the Department in your Division the importance of a harmonious working together for the good of the Service, and of each, in his own sphere, performing the duties assigned to him in an intelligent and thorough manner.

5. All letters received on official business should be carefully and promptly attended to.

6. All matters referred to you from the Department at Ottawa should be disposed of with the least possible delay.

7. Provision should be made for the performance of the ordinary routine work of your office when you are absent, under the superintendence of your senior clerk.

8. No portion of your work should be allowed to fall into arrear; If it should do so, however, from circumstances beyond your control, you will at once report the fact to the Postmaster General.

9. See that the Time Bills and Mail Transfer Receipts are properly examined and fyled away every day. A separate pigeon hole should be provided for each set of Time Bills and Transfer Receipts, the pigeon holes being arranged and labelled in alphabetical order... Continue reading book >>

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