Subject and correspondence files

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

This series consists of subject and correspondence files of the first and second Personnel Council. Original Council records include reports and memoranda of committees and sub-committees; training material; publications; clippings; correspondence with union officials; survey results; special studies and complaint and grievance appeals hearings. Second Council files include publications, minutes, correspondence and newsletters, committee records, and planning documents. They discuss administrative matters, labor relations, civil service concerns, and personnel management.
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Organized into two subseries: 1. Files of the original Council (1945-1954); 2. Files of the second Council (1955-1972).

Files of the original council (1945-1954) arranged alphabetically by file title.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the subject and correspondence files of both the original three-member Personnel Council (1945-1954) and the second Council (1955- ).

The files of the original Council contain reports and memoranda of Council committees and sub-committees, training course material, Council publications and general releases, press clippings, correspondence with union officials, survey results, Council annual reports, special studies, staff memoranda, and complaint and grievance appeals hearings. These files reflect the original Council's large number of concerns and contain information on employee grievance evaluation, civil service law, training of supervisors, individual employee grievances, employee health programs, and State's general personnel policy.

Files of the second Council are contained in binders and file folders. These files contain Council publications and newsletters, memoranda, detailed minutes of general meetings, membership lists, correspondence, agendas, committee records, and planning documents. Council publications, minutes, and some of the other records contain information on labor relations, civil service matters, and pesonnel management. Most correspondence and memoranda however, concern administrative matters such as planning and setting agendas for general meetings, committee assignments and referrals, Council by-laws, and program development.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 14086, Commission Working files

Series B0537, Executive Office Subject and Correspondence Files

and Series B0541, Municipal Services Division Director's and Assistant Director's Files, contain additional records concerning the Commission and Civil Service Law reform.

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