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APPENDIX

THE UNIT SYSTEM OF ORGANIZATION.

This system of organization, sometimes called “the Hine system,” is frequently mentioned in these “Letters.” It was originated and installed by their writer while serving as organization expert for the Union Pacific System-Southern Pacific Company (Harriman Lines), 1908-1911, with the title of Special Representative on the staff of the Director of Maintenance and Operation, Mr. Julius Kruttschnitt.

An idea of the system can be obtained from the two following standard forms of official circulars for announcing its adoption:—


....................... RAIL...... COMPANY.

Office of General Manager.

CIRCULAR NO. ....

.................. 191..

The following appointments of Assistant General Managers are announced, effective ........... 191..

1. Mr. .................... 2. Mr. ....................
3. Mr. .................... 4. Mr. ....................
5. Mr. .................... 6. Mr. ....................
7. Mr. .................... 8. Mr. ....................

Each of the above named officials continues charged with the responsibilities heretofore devolving upon him

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