GPOC seminar/retreat puts emphasis on security
Guyana Chronicle
November 18, 2002

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GUYANA Post Office Corporation (GPOC), in its continuous efforts to improve efficiency and quality of customer service while meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing environment, yesterday concluded a two-day seminar/retreat for employees at the Lamaha and Carmichael Streets training centre in Georgetown.

The programme was conducted under the theme ‘Striving for a modern and efficient Postal Service’ and its objectives were to enhance human resource expertise and better the standard of serving the public.

The exercise targeted senior and junior managers, postmasters/mistresses and senior clerks and 125 of them from The topics dealt with included operations, finance, administration, public relations, information technology and security.

Chairman of the GPOC Board of Directors, Bishop Juan Edghill told participants that security is being given special attention in light of what is taking place in the society. Consequently, emphasis is on personnel employed at the various outlets and the corporation's assets.

He said one of the measures to be implemented soon has to do with redesigned counters that provide increased safety and the participants called for background checks to be made on new recruits so as to prevent those with tainted records from entering the postal system.

Other calls from the workers were for a more pro-active rather than reactive approach to security concerns and ways of improving delivery also in the future.

Closer collaboration with existing security services was another recommendation for betterment.

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