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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 56 (August 1946)

[Highlights of policy],   pp. [4]-[17] PDF (8.0 MB)

Page 9

Photo by PRO, OMGUS
(Above) Mary L. Larmore of the OMGUS Employee
Relations staff listens to the problem of a civilian employee.
Can I get married to my girl in
Albany, New York, by telephone?
The girls in my billet like to keep the
phonograph going while I try to read
or relax. Can't I get a billet with girls
who have the same tastes as I have?
I have an insurance problem .....
These are a few of the varied questions
which the Employee Relations Section must
answer in the course of the work day.
Counseling done by Personnel Division ex-
perts aims to help the employee who has
individual problems pertaining to his per-
sonal well-being or to his employment.
When an OMGUS employee is perplexed
by a predicament which he cannot handle
by himself he knows he can get help through
this "trouble-shooting" agency of the Per-
sonnel Division.
Although employees are encouraged to
take immediate job problems to their super-
visors or divisional personnel officers, many
questions arise which need the help of trained
counseling specialists.
Employee Relations counselors can also
turn an understanding ear to certain dif-
ficulties which employees cannot discuss
with their supervisor, such as trouble with
other employees, some kinds of job com-
plaints, and unsatisfactory relationship with
the supervisor.
Recently a highly competent stenographer
complained that her supervisor not only
failed to give her any dictation, but demanded
that she go on personal shopping trips
for him.
As it would have been difficult to take her
complaint through normal channels, her case
was given to the Employee Relations Section.

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