The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Creation Date:
December 24, 1980
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )
serial ( sobekcm )


Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note:
Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

More Than 66 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Canal Spillway

Vol. XIX, No. 18

Wednesday, December 24, 1980

Message from the Administrator
The holiday y season is traditional/ a time for happl celebration.
andtfor renewed hope as awe turn our attention Itoward the p/lromise
of the coming, year.
But it is also an opportunity to take a look hack wardat the rear
just passed, to assess our accomplishments anl to reaffirm the
conlinitlment to our goals.
For those of us in the Panama Canal Conmunission, 1980 was a
year of resting whether the treat r agreements could he realized in
practical, dayr-to-da'y terms without disruption to the waterwayt. It
was a year of proving that two countries can he success/id as
partners in an enterprise that benefits all nations. A. ndfinally, it
was a year o.f adjusting to change, not only within the organization
but in our everidal" lives as well.
The path of adjustment has not been an easy one: the nwa r has at
times seemed beset with obstacles as w ae have sought to find
harmony in our new relationships. But throughout this first iear
of treaty transition, one fact has been made evident: the pride that
Commission employees take in the Panama Canal and in the
tradition of skilled workmanship and dedication that it represents
is such that no amount of difficulty or frustration has haeen able to
deter it. The indomitable spirit that brought the Canal to
completion in 1914 keeps it open and serving the nations of the
world in 1980.
Mrs. McA ul/iffi anl Mr. and Mrs. Man/fedo join imei in wishing
you. the members of the Panama Canal Commission work force.
and your families the joyous Christmas and Happy 'ew Year iou
so richly deserve.

Provision extends
The Omnibus Reconciliation Act
of 1980 was signed by President
Carter on December 5. Included in
thc Act is the elimination of !he so-
called "lookback" benefit that allows
federal employees to retire and
receive the benefits of the last cost-
of-living adjustment (COLA).
The law provides, however, for
extension of the lookback provision
for 45 days beyond the date the bill
was signed into law. This makes it
possible for employees retiring on or
before January 19, 1981, to take
advantage of the lookback feature
that could result in a higher annuity
through application of the 7.7
percent COLA that went into effect
in September 1980. For example,
the annuity received by an employee
retiring on December 26 wiH be
calculated in two ways: First, as if
the employee had retired on August
31,1980, plus the 7.7 percent COLA
and, second, as if the employee
retired on December 26. The retiree
will receive the higher of the two
The Act also pro-rates initial
annuity raises after retirement,
retroactive to last September I. New
retirees will receive one-sixth of the
amount of their next annuity raise
for each month they have been on
the retirement rolls. For example, an.

r I

"lookback" benefit
employee retiring in December will
receive /i, of the March COLA,
whereas an employee retiring in
J_anuary will receive ! , o -fhe Ma?.'
COLA. After that, the retiree will
receive the regular annuity raises
that all other retirees receive. The
twice-a-year annuity cost-of-living
adjustment system is retained.
For additional information on the
lookback and COLA features of the
new bill, call the Retirement Office
at 52-3160 or 52-3229.
U.S. males born in
1962 must register
All male citizens of the United
States born in 1962 are required to
register under the Military Selective
Service Act. Registration will take
place during the week of January 5.
1981, at the U.S. Consulate in
Panama or in one of its branch
offices. Proof of citizenship is
required when registering. Active
duty military personnel need not
register. The penalty for failure to
register could be a fine of $10,000
and up to five years in prison.
The Consulate in Panama will be
open for Selective Service Registra-
tion from 8 a.m. to I p.m. during the
week of .anuary 5. The consular
office in Diablo will provide the
same service on Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., and the Gatun office will be
open on Tuesday and Thursday
from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For additional information con-
tact the U.S. Consulate at 27-1777,
extension 246; the Diablo Heights
office at 52-7889; or the Gatun office
at 43-5430.

' UPImr;

* - '"' *
Photo by Arthur Pollack
A child's imagination comes alive at Christmas time, and Sarah Follett's fifth grade class at Diablo
Elementary School uses plenty of imagination in their production of "The Christmas Doll." The
whimsical characters portrayed here are played by, from left, William Duty, Katrina Winberg,
Robert Brooks, Raquel Santiago, John Niedzialek- and Herb White.

Developing employee potential one

Igoa of ,new Training Eva luation Branch

The newly formed Training Eval-
uation Branch of the Human
Resources Development Staff is
now temporarily located upstairs at
the Training Center on Corozo
Headed by Judith Baerg, the
branch's essential role is to assess
and ensure proper utilization of
human resources, to forecast train-
ing needs of the Commission and to
assure that Commission training
programs are meeting their objec-
Formed as a result of treaty
commitments which call for in-
creased Panamanian participation
in all aspects of the Canal organi/a-
tion, the branch will also give advice
to and suggest training for all
Commission employees i ..i .l.
of nationality.
The branch, through Special
Placement Officer Iris Vives. is
making a concerted effort to recruit
from within Panama through adver-
tizing and through communication
with Panamanian government offi-
cials.universities, unions and profes-
sional organizations.
In addition to recruitment, the
branch is in charge of Upward
Mobility, and will revitalize the
program whereby. through training
and restructuring of jobs. lower-
level employees are given the
opportunity to go into higher
positions that otherwise would be
unattainable for them.

William Goa/alez, the branch's
career counselor, plans to offer
information on how to make a
career plan. how to get a promotion
or how to train for future openings
in the Commission.
The branch encourages self-edu-
cation, self-improvement and self-
training on the part of all Commis-
sion employees and is prepared to
help employees to "help themselves"

Retail facilities

set holiday hours
All area commissaries, shop-
pettes, service stations, concession-
aires and cafeterias will be closed on
New Year's Day, Thursday, January
1. The Howard and Gulick snack
bars will be open that day from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
On December 31, the Balboa and
Coco Solo commissaries will be
closed, but the Corozal and Fort
Gulick commissaries will be open
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the
Howard and Kobbe commissaries
will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Also, on December 31, the
Curundu service station will be open
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fort
Amador and Fort Gulick service
stations will be open from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. and the Howard service
station will be open from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. All concessionaires, shop-
pettes,and main exchanges will
follow their normal schedules.

in these areas.
A program to assess management
potential is being established to seek
out, through communication with
supervisors, those employees con-
sidered to have management poten-
tial and to suggest training and
courses to help develop this poten-
Given a complex task to perform,
the Training Evaluation Branch
should better enable the Commis-
sion to plan for the future; to ensure
Panamanians the training and in-
struction necessary for their in-
creased involvement with the Canal:
and to help all Commission em-
ployees develop to their fullest

Editor's note

There will be no SPILLWAY on
January 2. 1981. The next issue
will appear on January 9.


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December 24, 1980


, New Year's Eve parties!

ut^ Albrook
SA buffet dinner will start off the
Albrook Officers' Club New Year's
FE\ party at 5 p.m. A band \\ill
provide music for dancing, and
breakfast will be served at I a.m.
Tickets are 10 per person. For more
information and to make reserva-
tions. call the club at 86-4128.

The Amador Officers' Club will
be having a gala New Year's Eve
party. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.
and a buffet will be served from 7 to

Seating is limited, so call 84-5163
between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Gulick Officers' Club will
hold its New Year's Eve party
beginning at 9 p.m. "Karma" will
provide music for dancing until 2
a.m. and breakfast will be served at I
a.m. The ticket price of $11 for
members and $13.50 for non-mem-
bers includes party favors, snacks
and champagne. For reservations
call 89-4151 or stop by the club.

Christine Connelly of Cristobal
High School won first place in
the VFW Voice of Democracy
contest held on the Atlantic side
last month. This year's topic
was "My commitment to America."
Christine will compete against
contest winners from Balboa
High School and from the Pacific
islands for a trip to Washington,
D.C. The winner of the competi-
tion in Washington will receive a
$14,000 scholarship.

Sumi-e art exhibit
Artist Hide Drew is currently
exhibiting paintings of Panama
flowers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the
lower level of the Administration
Building through January 10. The
exhibit displays watercolor brush-
stroke lines of the Sumi-e technique
on rice paper. The public is invited
to view this lovely exhibit.

9:30 p.m. Guests may dance to Elk
orchestra or disco music and at The B.P.O.E., Lodge No. 1414,
midnight, a continental breakfast will celebrate the arrival of 1981 with
will be offered. Tickets are $15 per a night offeasting and dancing at the
person for members and $17.50 for lodge hall in Balboa.
non-members. To make reserva- A New York strip steak dinner
tions, come in person to the club will be served at 7:30 p.m. followed
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by dancing until 2 "I.ucho
style" music by "Paco". Breakfast
Rodman will be served at 1:30 a.m.
Dinner, breakfast, champagne Freebies at this BYOB party
and dancing to the music of include: set ups, party favors, door
"Starfire" are being offered by the prizes, and champagne to be served
Rodman Officers' Club at its New after midnight.
Year's Eve party. Tickets are $12.50 Only 200 tickets will be available.
for members and guests, and tickets Reservations may be made by
can be charged to members'accounts. calling Don Phillips. 52-5414.

Organ concert
An organ concert of music by 20th
Century composers will be pre-
sented by former Balboa Union
Church organist and choir director,
George C. Spina, at 8 p.m. on
Tuesday. January 6. at the Balboa
Union Church.
Women's Aglow Fellow-
The Women's Aglow Fellowship
will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday,
December 27 at the Fort Amador
Officers' Club. The guest speaker,
Dr. Eleanor Barstow, will talk about
her 12 years of missionary work in
Haiti. For more information, call
Sherri Witcher at 85-4230.

The Association of the United
States Army (AUSA) and the 193d
Infantry Brigade (Panama) are
sponsoring a "Box-off" in the
Balboa High School stadium on the
evening of January 9, 1981. This
Box-off is to be a final dress
rehearsal for the Brigade Boxing
Team before its appearance at the
U.S. Army Forces Command cham-
pionship matches at Fort Campbell,
Kentucky, in early February.
The program will feature a
number of exciting three-round
matches. Outstanding Panamanian
boxers will be on the card as well as
U.S. Marines stationed here.

46, December 31 does it
51. Carol lyrics
52. Toward
54. "Let gentleness........enforcement be"
55 ....................M arbles
58. Stripped, in France
59. Third letter of Spanish alphabet
60. Silver Cloud surname
61. Traditional greeting


I Christmas Crossword

1. Beauties of the bush
2. Spanish bear
3. Long
4. Short yule
5. Fireside fiddler
6. Is. in Iberia
7. Responsible
9. Fish eggs
10. Yearly visitor
15. Scottish shrub
16. Dessert maker
17. Twelve ties to a foot
18 To see, in Seville
20. Enlisted Air Force member
21. Young woman
23. French article
27. Appetizer array
31. Preposition
32. .................and sound
33. La costa ....................... (Gold C
38. Least
41. Billy, Jimmy et al
44. Leisurely
45. Scrooge's retort
47. French possessive pronoun
48. Trinitrotoluene
49. Combining form for wine (var.)
50. Inciter
53. Singles
56. Fate
57. Place for P.E.
Answers will appear in the
JanuarN 9, Spillway

Photo by Alberto Acevedo
No, the circus has not come to town. This 40-by 60-foot, red, white
and blue "big top" was recently acquired by the Panama Canal
Office of Public Information to house its Commission exhibits at
regional fairs.


In-Service Employee Transfer-

Vacancy Bulletin

Panama area Bur~m L-o Va-
wage- or ca- can-

Administrative Services Assistant,
(Stenography) LN-7 (Bilingual) ......$9,339.80
Building Management Assistant,
LN-5/7 ................. $7,779.20/$9,339.20
Clerk-Stenographer. LN-4i ........... $7,196.80
Clerk-Typist, LN-4 ................... $7,196.80
Custodial Worker. LM- .................. $2.90
Electrician Helper. LM-5 .................. $3.20
Electrician (High Voltage)
Helper, LM-5 ......................... $3.20
Gardener. LM-4 ........................ $3.08
General Claims Examiner,
LN-7/9 ............ ..... $9,339.20/$11,606.40
General Engineer, LN-9/ 1 (Construction
experience, Knowledge of English,
Driver's license required) . $11,606.40/$14,955.20
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
Helper, LM-5 (Driver's license required) .. $3.20
Housing Project Manager,
LN-5/7 ................. $7,779.20/$9,339.20
Labor Relations Specialist,
LN-9 12............... $11,606.40/$17,201.60
Laborer, LM -I .......................... $2.90
Laborer. LM-2 .......................... $2.93
Laborer, LM -3 .......................... $2.99
Marine Traffic Clerk, LN-3/4 (Shift
work required)............ $6,718.40/$7,196.80
Payroll Clerk, LN-5 .................. $7,779.20
Procurement Clerk (Typing), LN-41 .... $7,196.80
Recreation Specialist (Youth
activities) LN-5,7 ......... S7,779.20/$9,339.20
Secretary (Stenography), LN-6'
(Bilingual) ........................ $8,486.40
Secretary (Stenography), LN-6'
(Knowledge of Spanish)........ ... $8,486.40
Swimming Pool Operator, LM-8 ........... $3.81
Tractor Operator, LM-6 .................. $3.36
Writer, LN-7/9 (Knowledge of
Spanish) ........ ....... $9,339.20/$11,606.40
Clerk-Stenographer. LN-41 (NTE I year) ... $7,196.80
Fire Fighter (Trainee. LN-3 (Knowledge
of English. Driver's license required)
NTE I year ........................ $67 18.40

Pro. & Sup.

Com. Svcs.
Com. Svcs.
F. Mgmt.
Corn. Svcs.

Com. Svcs.

F. Mgmt.


M. Trans.

Cor. Svcs.

Ind. Rel.
Com. Svcs.
Com. Svcs.
Con. Svcs.

Iran. Opns.
F. Mgmt.

Recr. Svcs.

Can. Pro.

Com. Svcs.
Recr. Svcs.
Corn Svcs.

Info. Off.

Pro. & Sup.


Fire P'A 2,'2

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted to :he Employment and Placement
Branch. Building 366. Ancon, or Building 1105. Cristobal. on Form 443. APPLICATION
FOR TRANSFER, no later than seven (7) days from the date of this publication. This 7-day
deadline is subject to extension at the request of the Disision advertising the vacancy, or as
decided by the Chief. Employment and Placement Branch. Qualification Standards may be
reviewed at the L.ibrary-Museum. Further information may be obtained from the
Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-3583. 52-7996 or 43-7219.
Status Applicants: Applications from status applicants will be considered only if there
arc no applicants on the Reemployment Priority List.
Handicapped Applicants: Qualified handicapped individuals may call or visit the
Coordinator for the Employment of the Handicapped Progian fo counseling with regard to
any of the above-listed vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in Building 366, Ancon,
telephone 52-7867.
Repromotion Consideration: Employees downgraded as a result ol RIF will be given
automatic priority consideration for repromotion to al, of the petirmanent vacancies listed
above for which they qualify. As a double check, howe\e:. employees \h'o believe they are
entitled to such priority consideration should apply for \ acancies t which they are interested
and indicate on the application form that they were demoted i tRIF, Consideration of
candidates for repromotion will precede etorts to fill the position h\ competitive procedures.
Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified :.pptl anits \\ill receive consideration
for appointments without regard to race. religion, color. national ortgin. sex. age. partisan
political affiliation, handicapping condition ot an\ other inon-imrit Ifactor. A separate
application must be submitted for each job listed

*The base salaries listed above, are the entry salaries for employees hired local) forthefirst
time after October 7, 1979. These salaries, except those identified as critical skill, will be
adjusted to either the Canal Area Wage Base, or the .S. Wage Base, depending on the
eligibility of the applicant selected. A tropical differential will be added to the applicable wage
bases of eligible U.S. citizens. A recruitment/retention incentive will be added to the
applicable base salaries of employees recruited from outside the Republic of Panama,
I Written test required.


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Dnsion /nio

AlMs de 66 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XIX, No 18 i6rcoles 24 de Diciembre de 1980

Ley da prorroga
La Ley de Reconciliaci6n de
Proyectos de 1980 fuefirmada porel
President Carter el 5 de diciembre.
La Ley incluye la eliminaci6n del
Ilamado beneficio retroactive que
permit a los empleados federales
jubilarse y recibir los beneficios del
6ltimo Ajuste por el Costo de Vida
La ley prove, no obstante, la
pr6rroga del beneficio retroactive
por 45 dias mas alli de la fecha en
que la ley fue firmada. Esto hace
possible que los empleados que se
jubilarin el 19 de enero de 1981 o
antes, aprovechen dicho beneficio
que podria resultar en una pension
mis alta por medio de la aplicaci6n
del 7.7 por ciento del Ajuste por el
Costo de Vida (COLA) que entr6 en
vigencia en septiembre de 1980. Por
ejemplo, la pension que recibe un
empleado que se jubila el 26 de
diciembre sera calculada de dos
maneras: Primero, como si el
empleado se hubiese jubilado el 31
de agosto de 1980, mas el 7.7 por
ciento correspondiente al ajuste y
segundo, como si el empleado se
hubiera jubilado el 26 de diciembre.
El jubilado recibird el mas alto de los
dos cAlculos.
La Ley tambi6n prorratea los
primeros aumentos de la pension
despu6s de la jubilaci6n, retroacti-
vos hasta el 1� de septiembre. Los
nuevos jubilados recibiran la sexta
parte de la suma de su pr6ximo
aumento de pension por cada mes
que han estado en las n6minas de
jubilaci6n. Por ejemplo, un emplea-
do que se jubila en diciembre

e It

para beneficios
recibira la mital del ajuste (COLA)
de marzo, mientras que un emplea-
do que se jubila en enero recibira la
tercera parte del ajuste (COLA) de
marzo. Despu6s, el jubilado recibira
los aumentos de pension regulars
que reciben los otros jubilados. Sc
retendra el sistema de ajuste semes-
tral de la pension por el cost de
Para obtener informaci6n adicio-
nal acerca de los beneficios retroac-
tivos del Ajuste por el Costo de Vida
(COLA), de la nueva ley, Ilame a la
Oficina de Jubilaci6n al 52-3160 o al
Varones nacidos

en '62 a registrarse
Todo ciudadano var6n norteame-
ricano nacido en 1962 tendra que
registrarse bajo la Ley Militar del
Servicio Selectivo. El registro tendra
lugar durante la semana que se inicia
el 5 de enero de 1981 en el Consulado
de los Estados Unidos en la ciudad
de Panama o en alguna de sus
oficinas consulares. Todo var6n
eligible debe traer consigo una
constancia de su ciudadania estado-
unidense. Aquellos que est6n dentro
del servicio military active no nece-
sitan registrarse. La pena por no
registrarse sera de 10.000 d6lares y
hasta cinco afios en prisi6n.
El Consulado de los Estados
Unidos en la ciudad de Panama
estara abierto desde las 8 a.m. hasta
la 1 p.m. para el Registro del
Servicio Selectivo durante la sema-
na que se inicia el 5 de enero, La
oficina consular ubicada en Diablo
brindard el mismo servicio el lunes,
miercoles y viernes, de 9 a.m. a 3:30
p.m. La oficina consular de Gatfin
abrira el martes y jueves de 11:30
a.m. a 3 p.m.
Para mayor informaci6n llamar al
Consulado de los Estados Unidos en
Panama al 27-1777, extension 246; a
la oficina de Diablo Heights al 52-
7889, o a la oficina de GatAn al 43-




Mensaje del Administrador
La temporada Navidefia es por tradicidn una dpoca de
celebraciones gratas, en la que renovamos esperanzas al dirigir
nuestro interns hacia un nuevo aao.
Pero tambidn nos brinda la oportunidad de mirar retrospecti-
vamente al ano que terminal, a fin de examiner nuestros logros y
reafirmar el compromise de alcanzar nuestros objetivos.
Para nosotros en la Comisidn del Canalde Panamd, 1980 fue un
anlo que determinaria si los compromises del Tratado podrian
cumplirse dia a dia en forina prdctica y sin interrumpir las
operaciones de la via acudrica. Fue un aoi en que se demostr6 que
dos paises pueden colaborar como socios en el manejo de una
empresa que beneficia a todas las naciones. Y, finalmente, fue un
anio de ajustes a los cambios, no sdlo dentro de la organizacidn
sino en nuestras vidas cotidianas.
El camino recorrido no ha sido fdcil; en ocasiones parecia
plagado de obstdculos y dificultades mientras procurdbamos
hallar armonia en nuestra nueva relacidn. Pero en este aoia de
transicidn ha surgido un hecho evidence: el orgullo que sienten los
empleados de la Comisidn por el Canal de Panamd y por la
tradicidn de consagracidn v esmero en el trabajo es tal que no hay
dificultad o frustracidn, por grande que sea, que lo pueda vencer.
El mismo espiritu inddmito que impulse a terminal el Canal en
1914 lo mantiene abierto v alservicio de las naciones del mundo en
La Sra. McAuliffe y el Sr. Manfredo y Sra. unen sus votos en
este mensaje para desearles a todos ustedes, los miembros de la
fuerza laboral de la Comisidn del Canal de Panamd y a sus
respectivas families, esa Feliz Navidad plena de ventures que
ustedes tanto merecen.
_5 ffi: '"�i

El reci6n formado Ramo de
Evaluaci6n de Adiestramiento de la
Oficina de Desarrollo de Recursos
Humanos esta situado provisional-
mente en el piso superior del Centro
de Adiestramiento en la Calle
Dirigido por Judith Baerg, el
ramo tiene la funci6n esencial de
evallar y asegurar la utilizaci6n
adecuada de los recursos humans,
pronosticar las necesidades de adies-
tramiento de la Comisi6n y asegurar
que los programs de adiestra-
miento de la Comisi6n cumplan con
sus objetivos.
Creado como consecuencia de las
estipulaciones del tratado que de-
mandan la participaci6n creciente
de los panamefios en todos los
aspects de la organizaci6n del
Canal, el ramo tambi6n brindara
asesoramiento y orientaci6n sobre
necesidades de adiestramiento a los
empleados de la Comisi6n sin
importar la nacionalidad.
El ramo, por mecio de la
funcionario encargada de coloca-
ciones especiales Iris Vives, esta
hacienda esfuerzos para reclutar
personal en Panama a trav6s de
anuncios y comunicaci6n con fun-
cionarios panamefios del gobierno,
universidades, sindicatos y organi-
zaciones profesionales.
Ademfs de su funci6n de recluta-
miento, el ramo estA encargado de la
Movilidad Ascendente y revitalizara
el program que permit a los
empleados de niveles inferiores la
oportunidad de ingresar a posicio-
nes superiores que de otra manera
les serian inalcanzables. Para ello el

Program apela al adiestramiento y
la estructuracibn de los empleos.
William GonzAlez, el Consejero
de Carreras del Ramo proyecta
ofrecer informaci6n sobre c6mo
preparar un plan de carrera, c6mo
obtener un ascenso o c6mo adiestrar
para futuras vacantes en la Comi-
El ramo alienta el aprendizaje por
esfuerzo propio, la auto-superaci6n
y el adiestramiento por esfuerzo
propio de los empleados de la
Comisi6n y esta preparado para
cooperar con ellos "ayudarse" en
estas areas.

Horario especial

de tiendas al deal
Los comisariatos, puestos de
venta, estaciones de servicio, conce-
sionarios y cafeterias en el area
cerraran el Dia de Afio Nuevo,
jueves 10 de enero. Los merenderos
de Howard, Davis y Gulick abriran
ese dia de 9 a.m. a 3 p. m.
El 31 de diciembre, los comisa-
riatos de Balboa y Coco Solo
cerraran pero los de Corozal y
Fuerte Gulick abriran de 10 a.m. a 6
p.m. y los de Howard y Kobbe
abriran de 10 a.m. a 7 p.m.
Tambi6n el 31 d diciembre, la
estaci6n de servicio de Curund6
abrira de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m.; las
estaciones de servicio de Fuerte
Amador y Fuerte Gulick abriran de
10 a.m. a 4 p.m. y la de Howard
abrira de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m. Todos los
concesionarios, puestos de venta y
tiendas militares principles obser-
varin sus horarios regulars.

Se esti estableciendo un pro-
grama para evaluar el potential
administrative a fin de identificar
por medio de la comunicaci6n con
los supervisors, aquellos emplea-
dos que se consider tienen potential
administrative y sugerir el adiestra-
miento y los curss que ayudarin a
desarrollar ese potential.
Si se presentan proyectos com-
plejos a ser ejecutados, el Ramo de
Evaluaci6n de Adiestramiento esta-
ra en capacidad de asistir a la
Comisi6n a planificar el future;
asegurar a los panamefios el adies-
tramiento y la instrucci6n necesarios
para su creciente participaci6n en el
Canal, y ayudar a los empleados de
la Comisi6n a desarrollar su poten-
cial al maximo.

Nota del Editor

No hahrA SPII.LWAY el 2 de
enero de 1981. La pr6xima
edici6n saldrd el 9 de enero.


gltz MNautbab

1oto por Arthur Pollack
La imaginaci6n de un niio cobra vida durante la 6poca de Navidad y la clase del quinto grado de
Sarah Follett, de la Escuela Primaria de Diablo, usa much imaginaci6n en la producci6n de "La
Mufeca de Navidad". Los personajes caprichosos que se representan aqui son interpretados por
(izquierda a derecha), William Duty, Katrina Winberg, Robert Brooks, Raquel Santiago, John
Niedzialek y Herb White.

Desarrollo del Potencial Humano: Meta

de Ramo de Evaluaci6n de Adiestramiento

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Festividades de Afio Nuevo

" , Albrook
Un buffet a las 5 p.m. dara inicio a
la fiesta de vispera del Afio Nuevo en
el Club de Oficiales de Albrook. Un
conjunto proporcionara la m6sica
bailable y se servird el desayuno a la

Christine Connelly de la Escuela
Secundaria de Crist6bal gan6 el
primer puesto en el concurso de la
Voz de la Democracia quepatrocina
el VFW y que se llev6 a cabo en el
sector Atl6ntico el mes pasado. El
tema de este aio fue "Mi Compro-
mise con America". Christine com-
petira ahora contra los ganadores
del concurso delaEscuelaSecunda-
ria de Balboa y de las islas del
Pacifico para un viaje a Washington,
D.C. El ganador o la ganadora del
certamen en Washington recibira
una beca de $14,000.

Exposici6n Sumi-e
La artist Hide Drew esta exhi-
biendo sus pinturas de flores de
Panama de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m., en la
plant baja del Edificio de Adminis-
traci6n hasta el 10 de enero. En esta
exposici6n se podrd apreciar las
pinceladas a la acuarela de la t6cnica
Sumi-e en papel de arroz. Se invita
al pliblico en general a ver esta


I. A todos dcseamos "...........
12. Habladora
13. Iletra del abecedario
14. Especie de ccrve/a
15. En na\idad podemos saborcar
nueslros ........
19. Sir\en para hacer sopa
20. Querrai much
21. Institutl dc Vivienda y
Urbani/acion (inic.)
22. Composici6n p:oetica
23. Rango military (pl.)

bros e invitados. Los miembros
pueden cargar los boletos a sus
cuentas. Los cupos son limitados;
por ello Ilame al 85-5 163 entire las 8
a.m. y las 3:30 p.m. para hacer

I a.m. Los boletos cuestan $10 por Gulick
persona. Para informaci6n adicio- El Club de Oficiales de Gulick
nal y hacer reservaciones llame al celebrara su fiesta de vispera del
club al 86-4128. Afio Nuevo, a partir de las 9 p.m.
Amador "Karma" amenizara el baile hasta
El Club de Oficiales de Amador las 2a.m. yseservira eldesayuno a la
tendra una fiesta de gala la vispera I a.m. El valor del boleto es de $11
del Aiio Nuevo. Las puertas se para los miembros y $13.50 para los
abrirn a las6:30 p.m. yseservird un que no sean miembros. Incluye
buffet de 7 a 9:30 p.m. Los invitados sombreros, pitos, matracas, comida
podran bailar mfsica de orquesta o y champan. Para reservaciones
disco. A la medianoche, se ofrecera Ilame al 89-4151 o visit el club.
un desayuno continental. Los bole- Elks
tos son a $15 por persona para los El B.P.O.E., Logia No 1414,
miembros y $17.50 para los que no celebrara la llegada delafio 1981 con
sean miembros. Para hacer reserva- un banquet y bailey en el sal6n de la
ciones vaya personalmente al club logia en Balboa.
entire las 8 a.m. y las 5 p.m. Se servira la cena de "New York

Rodman strip steak" a las 7:30 p.m., seguida
. dan por el baile hasta las 2 a.m. a los
Comida, desayuno, champan y acordes de la misica de "Paco" al
baile a los acordes del conjunto "estilo Lucho". Sc servira el desa-
"Starfire" estan ofreci6ndose en el yuno a la 1:30 a.m.
Club de Oficiales de Rodman en su Solo hay 200 boletos disponibles.
fiesta de vispera del Afio Nuevo. Los Pueden hacer reservaciones Ilaman-
boletos cuestan $12.50 para miem- do a Don Phillips al 52-5414.

Concierto de 6rgano "Contienda boxistica"
Un concerto de 6rgano de piezas La Asociaci6n del Ej6rcito de los
musicales de compositores del siglo Estados Unidos (AUSA) y la
20 sera presentado por George C. Brigada 193 de Infanteria (PanamA)
Spina, ex organista y director del estan patrocinando una "contienda
coro de la Iglesia Protestante de boxistica"enelestadiodelaEscuela
Secundaria de Balboa la noche del 9
Balboa, el martes 6 de enero a las 8 Secundarade Balboa a noche del 9
de enero de 1981. Este encuentro
p.m. en dicha iglesia. Se invita al sera el tltimo de preparaci6n para el
ptiblico en general a asistir. Equipo de Boxeode la Brigada antes

Hermandad de mujeres de su presentacidn en los encuentros
La "Women's Aglow Fellowship" de campeonato del Comando de las
se reunird el sibado 27 de diciembre Fuerzas del Ejercito de los Estados
,. Unidos en Fuerte Campbell, Ken-
a las 9:30 a.m. en el Club de Oficiales Unido en F CampbellKen-
tuckv, a principios de febrero.
de Fuerte Amador. La oradora El program incluirt varies en-
invitada, la Dra. Eleanor Barstow, cuentros emocionantes de tres asal-
dara una charla sobre sus 12 aiosde tos. Destacados boxeadores pana-
trabajo misionero en Haiti. Para mefios participaran en la programa-
mayor informaci6n, Ilame a Sherri ci6n asi como tambien infants de
Witcher al 85-4230. marina de Estados Unidos.

25. Pronombhere relexi\o
26. Madera muy apreciada en
la construction naval)
29. Mcs
30. Plato traditional en Na\idad
32. Sociedad Anonima
33. Epocas,
34. Respucsta a la preguntla
"i.Para mi?"(ingli s)
43 ..... .. . ... dc frio. por ejcmplo
45. Distinguido apellido en I'anam;i
46. Ad\ertencias de peligto
48. Sur America
49. Anda

50 Ingrediente del sancocho
1. Condici6n geogriifica de
Pa nam it
3. Excluird
56. Read this (espafiol)
58, Caria lita
9. Inredo o manlar
I1. Niia
2. Ilesos
3. DIme lun. .... de \ino


I. : tambien les descamos

2. E Ilogia
3. Ilustracion
4. [iios de la mitologia griega
5. Articulo
(6. Caerl;in coIpob sobhc na
ciildad and.ilt/a
7. Recucrdo con nostalgia
8. Paso cl eslio
9. Fruto de la palnicra (p1.)
10. Como eln tempolrada secac
I I . L: ;h ndL onid do i ci ell
16. Andar pot las ladcmris
[7. Sencillitos
18. 1)ueno:i
24. Preposicion
26. Isposo de Mariai
27. Iermin:acion de la primcra:
28. I etira del aheced iino
1I. Asista a- los oicio'
55. Ilin tio laitnosot
36. Maichalr a la taga
17. Ls, en ingles
38. Banda die la radio
19 Occidente
40. Adorno., en inghies
41 Ahoia mismol
42. Scrpientc americana (1)
44. (Coni cis
47 Retirado (ihbr)
52. Iel \erbo xer
54. I cErmnaciion dcl diminiini\ o
55. Medida de inmpiena (ingl.)
57 I esoro Nacional
)0, Audim isutal (abr )

lespuel(a% aparecerin en ci
Spilissa. de ener,'9

Foto por Alberto Acevedo

No, no ha Ilegado el circo. Esta carpa de 40 por 60 pies, de colors
rojo, blanco y azul, fue adquirida por la Oficina de Informaci6n
para las exhibiciones de la Comisi6n en las ferias regionales de


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados

Solarno fase
drea de

Asistente de Servicios Administralivos, LN-7
(Estenografia- Bilingiie) ................... $9,339.20
Asistente en Administraci6n de Edificios,
LN-5/7 .......................... S7.779.20/S9,339.20
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a). LN-4 .............. $7.196.80
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) LN-4' .............. $7,196.80
Conserje, LM -I ................................ $2.90
Avudante de Electricista, LM-5
(A lto Voltaje) .............................. $3.20
lardinero, LM -4 ............................... $3.08
Escrutador(a) de Reclamos. General.
LN-7 9 ................... . S9.339.20 $1 1.606.40
Ingeniero General. LN-9/ I (Se require
experiencia en construcci6n, saber ingles y
tener licencia de conductor)..... SI1.606.40/S14.955.20
Ayudante Mecanico de Equipo M6vil Pesado.
LM-5 (Se require licencia de conductor) ........ $3.20
Gerente de proycctos de Urbanizacion,
LN-5/7. ............ ........... . $7,779.20/$9.339.20
Especialista en Relaciones Laborales,
LN-9/12....................... $11,606.40/$17.201.60
Obrero, ILM-1 .......................... ........ $2.90
Obrero. LM-2 ................................... 2.93
Obrero. LM -3 .................................. $2.99
Oficinista, TrAfico Maritimo LN-3A4
(Se require trabajar turns) ...... $6.718.40 $7,196.80
Oficinista. N6minas, LN-5 ................... $7.779.20
Oficinista, Adquisiciones, (Mecanografia). LN-41 57.196.80
Especialista en Actividades
Recreativas (Actividades
Juveniles). LN-5 7............... 57.779.20 $9.339.20
Secretario(a) (Estenografia). LN-6' (Bilingiie) .. $8.486.40
Secretario(a). (Estenografia), I.N-61 (Se require
saber espaiol) ............................. $8,486.40
Operario de Piscinas. I.M-8 ...................... $3.81
Operario de Tractor. I.M-6 ...................... 53.36
Escritor, LN-77 9 (Se requierc saber
espainol ......................... 9.339.20 $11 .606.40

Bombero (En adiestramiento), i.N-3 (Se
require saber ingles. tender licencia
de conductor) (Mximo de a I ailo)......... S6,718.40
Oficinista-Este ngrafo(a) LN-4i
(MAiximo de I alo) ....................... $57.196.80

Forma de Solicitar el Empleo: I as xsolicituIds deben presentarse ai Ram o de I ipleo C'olocaciones,
Edilicio 366. Ancin. o en el Eldificio 1105. Cristobal usando cl I-ormulano 443. SOLICIT.(II) DE
IR AS LADO. en on pla/ o ni ma, or de si e 17) dias calcndarios despues de la fecha dccsia pubhcacion. Este
plato de 7 di;as caletidarios est sui lco a; pinrroga a, petician de la di\ istin que anuncia lia \acanle o scegn Io
decide el .lef del Ranmo dc Enmpco vy Colocaciones Lo.n requisitas puedeC re\ isarse enl la Bibhotecia y Musco.
'Puedcn obtencr e il si inflormces n cl Ramno de Fmplelo \ Colocacionc. telefonos 52-3583.52-7996 643-7219
Solicitantes con Condici6n de Carrera: .as ,solicitudes de los candidaios con condici6n de carrera
serain consideradas solamicne i no hai otros olicltanles en la I ista de Rcempleo Prioritario
Solicilanaie co.n Impedimentos Fasico6 i . i . na, caificadas que tengan impedtmentos lisicois
put,I . . . .1 1 . , ,iI ' . I - . ....... .i . Colocacion de Personas Impedidas;i fin de ser
asexorada4 con recpecto a lai \acantes qie aparecen arrtba. 1Ia olicina dcl Coordinador estai situada en el
IFdificio 366. Anc6n. teileono 52-7867.
Consideraci6n de Reascenso: . os empleLadt que pasar.ana grades interioresaca usa de reduccin de
personal tendrain deiecho autoniailcamencll a consideraciion prcterencial paaia su reascenso a cualquiera de las
iguenti s \acantes permancente prn tnii la cual sc:lla idoncos. No obhtance. como double 'erificaci6n. los
...,- I ,.. -,I ,, i . . I, ,1 insideractin preferencLal debe rin oiicitar las \acantescn lascuales
e, . 1 . i. .. i ... I que fueron colocado% en grades inierores debhdo a reduction de
personal I a consideracion de candidates, para rccasccnso tendrai lugar aintes dc procedera Ilenar la posicion
medianie el proceso compceit-io
Igualdad de Oportunidades d Emplao: I odisol icitane ca.paciiado recibiri cnnsideraci6n para los
empleos sin distinci6n dc run/a. religion. color. origen national se.,. ex. dd. partidarismo y afiliacion poliica.
impedinlenio fisico.ea cualiqOcr otro factor quie no sea de ic mtrito Debcra isoimeterse un.a solitciiud por separado
para cada uno ide los emrplcos qiue aparrcen en la liIta

*.os salarilis base indicados arriba son los salariosiniciales para losempleadoscontratadosen la Reptiblica
de Panamni par primera ver despues del 7 de oclubre de 1979. Eslos salaries, con excepci6n de aquellos
identificados como de oficio\ critics, serln ajustados de acuerdo con la Base de Sueldos del Area del Canal o
con la Base de Sueldos de los .stados I nidos, seglin la elegibilidad del solicitante escogido. A la base de sueldo
de los ciudadanos esladounidenses elegibles se le ailadiri un diferencial tropical. Adenmis, e le aiadiri un
incentive para la contrataci6n s retenci6n de personal al salario base aplicable de los empleados contratados
fuera de la Repiublica de Panami.
S Sce rcquiere exanicll en crll

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Trans. Mtr.

Serv. Com.

Rel. Ind.
Serv. Com.
Serve. Corn.
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Opr. Trans.
Adm. Fin.

Serve. Rec,
Prot. Canal

Ser. Com.
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