items to be pressed by drying them slightly in the
tumbler dryer to make pressing easier.
PRESPOTTINGExamining and treating
spots or stains before the fabric is cleaned.
PRESS COVERThe top portion of the buck
that covers the buck, flannel pads, and steel wool
pad; it is fastened using the drawstring and press
cover springs that are attached underneath the
PRESS DECK LOGA record used to log
press deck laundry in and out; press deck laundry
includes officer and chief petty officer lots.
PRESS HEAD MITTSMitts used to prevent
laundry personnel from being burned while
cleaning press heads.
PRESS UNITTwo or more presses grouped
PRESSURE GAUGESGauges found in the
laundry that indicate such things as steam and air
pressure on different pieces of equipment. These
gauges are checked to be sure the equipment is
operated within the appropriate limits.
PRICE MANIPULATIONA change in the
price of an item of ships store stock by unlawful
means to ones own advantage.
PRIMARY LINT TRAPSTraps located in
the front of the tumbler dryer inside the lower lint
trapdoor; they prevent lint and dirt from entering
the secondary lint trap and exhaust ducting.
PROCUREMENTThe act of obtaining
supplies or services.
document used to obtain supplies or services that
is assigned either a purchase order or requisition
PROFITThe amount of money remaining
after all expenses and costs have been paid.
PROGRAM CHARTA chart attached to
the drum control disk of the programmer that is
cut to conform with the Navy wash formula so
it can be used during the automatic operation of
the washer extractor.
PROGRAMMERA mechanism that
controls all manual and automatic operations of
the washer extractor.
PURCHASE ORDERAn order for material
that also establishes a one-time contract. An item
ordered from the Ships Store Afloat Catalog is
procured via a purchase order.
RECEIPTThe acceptance of the quantity
and quality of material for accountability
RECEIPT INSPECTORAn officer or
enlisted person given the authority to receive,
identify, and inspect incoming ships store stock.
This authority is given in writing by the ships
RECORDSKEEPERA person in charge of
keeping ships store records.
REFUNDCash given back to a customer in
exchange for merchandise that was previously
bought from a sales activity.
REQUISITIONAn order for material from
a government source; for example, other supply
officers, another ships store, or a shore supply
RESALE ACTIVITYA sales outlet.
RESALE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
SYSTEMA microcomputer-based recordskeep-
ing system used to assist ships store personnel in
administering the requisition, management, and
control of the ships store inventory and
in producing resale operations reports and
RESPONSIBILITYThe obligation to
exercise care, custody, and protection of ships
store money and materials.
RETAIL ITEMAny item sold in its original
form in exchange for cash.
RETAIL MARKDOWNA voluntary price
reduction in the retail price of an item to a price
above or equal to its original cost price.
RETAIL PRICEThe price at which an item
other than standard Navy clothing and cost of
operations items is sold or issued.