WHAT A BRANCH POSTMASTER SHOULD DO
1. Treat the public with courtesy, and meet their convenience in every wayconsistent with the rules of the Post Office.2. Paste neatly on the notice-board all departmental notices of interest to thepublic. Remove all obsolete notices.3. Keep a sufficient stock of postage stamps, postcards and embossed envelopesfor sale to the public.4.Keep in his own possession the keys of the office letter-box and other boxes inthe office.5.
Lock up stamps and seals when not in use.6.
Count all money received, and lock it up at once in a secure place.7. Examine every bag received, weigh the cash bags and compare their weightwith the entry on the B.O. slip, keep the bags in his custody until they are disposed of.Personally open the bags intended to be opened in the office.8. Keep the bags prepared for despatch in his custody till the time fixed fordespatch.9. Fasten and seal every bag despatched. Weigh the cash bags, and record theirweight in the B.O. daily account. Put a small piece of paper under the knot of the cordwith which a bag is tied, so as to obtain a good impression of the seal and avoiddamaging the bag.10.
Personally exchange mails with the carriers.11. Turn bags inside out, and examine them to see that none of the contentsremain in them.12. Report by first mail the short receipt or excess receipt of any bag, article ordocuments, or the occurrence of any other serious irregularity.13. Take particular care to obliterate postage stamps, to stamp articles clearly,and to properly tax articles with postage due.14. Examine the signatures of the persons franking “O.I.G.S.” covers posted inthe office and satisfy himself that they are genuine.15.
Return acknowledgements for registered and parcel mail articles punctually.