someone interrupts you or you forget, you will have the
exact amount received in front of you just below the
keys of the cash register.
4. Count the change twicefirst as you take it
from the cash drawer, and again as you give it to the
customer. Start counting the change from the amount
rung until you build up to the amount received. For
example, if you ring up $4.35 out of $5, you would pick
up a nickel and a dime from the drawer and count aloud,
four forty, four fifty, and then pickup two quarters and
count, four seventy-five, five dollars. Repeat this
procedure as you count the change into the customers
hand. If you or the customer finds an error in the count,
take back all the change, make the correction, and then
count the change correctly. Be very careful not to put
the customers money into the cash drawer until you
have counted out the change and the customer has
5. Handle only one transaction at a time.
Concentrate on one customer exclusively. Take money
from only one person at a time. Ring up one sale at a
time. Close the cash drawer after completing each
Cashing Checks. Each facility sets up its policy
for cashing checks.
As a cashier, your first
responsibility must be to thoroughly familiarize
yourself with that policy. Usually it will specify which
cashiers may cash checks and the maximum amount for
which a check can be cashed.
This limitation is
necessary because most cashiers do not keep a large
amount of cash in their cash registers. Additionally,
cashing large checks may deplete the tush needed for
When accepting checks, either in payment for
charges or for cashing, you should observe the following
They should be written in ink or indelible pencil.
They must be dated and signal
They must not contain corrections or erasures.
The amount shown in figures must agree with the
amount written out.
The information on the check should correspond
with the personal identification.
Closing Out. At the close of business or at the end
of your watch, you must close out the cash register. The
results of this closing out are shown on the Daily
Activity Record, NAVCOMPT Form 2211 (Fig. 10-5).
The cashier fills in the heading of the form and
completes item 20 and lines 1 through 6. The person
verifying cash and charges verifies lines 1, 2, and 5, and
then completes lines 7 through 11. The next step is to
have the person designated to read the cash register fill
in lines 11 through 18.
Supply Petty Officer
The supply petty officer (SPO) is responsible to the
BQ officer for the procurement, custody, and issuance
of linens and cleaning supplies. These responsibilities
are further broken down in to the following particulars:
Orderly issuing all cleaning
and equipment for the BQs
Processing requisitions for
BPOs and placing
Maintaining usage data by accurately
documenting issues of supplies
Making sure proper issue/turn-in procedures are
Ordering products that prove most effective and
Controlling accountability, custody, and issues of
Maintaining accurate linen inventory records
Accounting for and replacing lost or worn-out
Receiving and turning in linen to a cleaning
Maintaining an accurate inventory record of
Maintaining accurate record for all assets (less
cash) of the BQ for budget input
Building Petty Officer
The BPO is responsible to the BOQ or BEQ officer
for the overall cleanliness, material condition, and
operation of a specific building or area. The BPO has
the following responsibilities:
. Periodically inspects individual rooms for
cleanliness and material condition