Railway Engineering And Maintenance Volume 17, No. 6
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...for proposed work. The late I. C. C. Valuation Order No. 3, covering extensions and improvements, involves a large amount of technical estimates and accounts in connection wi...
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h such work and our plan is to have the assistant handle it with the assistance of the timekeeper. The remainder of the office work requires three clerks--a chief clerk, stenographer and timekeeper. The chief.clerk, who probably should be a promoted stenographer, is in charge of the office, handling routine correspondence, requisitions for small supplies, such as stationery, oils and tools. The work of filing and indexing completed office files requires a large amount of time and the chief clerk should be held responsible for this and do the work himself with any assistance the stenographer may be able to give him. Permanent office records should be available at all times and there should be at least one clerk entirely familiar with the system and the files to be able to find them on short notice. This is the principal reason why a chief clerk should be promoted from the stenographer's position, because, as such, he has had the opportunity to familiarize himself with all duties connected with the office. The stenographer, in addition to the usual duties as such, should handle the open or working office files and may handle a large amount of routine correspondence upon his own initiative. Much time may be saved for the supervisor if correspondence such as replies from foremen to circular letters is tabulated by the stenographer so that a glance at one tabulation will enable him to secure the desired information. With the increasing detailed accounting required of all railroadsthe once simple work of timekeeping is becoming more and more complex and requires at...