Human Resource Services benefits records

Human Resource Services benefits records

Dates: 1970-2009

Collection contains reports, minutes, pamphlets, and letters dated 1970-2009. Materials pertain to the benefits available for faculty members of Brigham Young University.

  • Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. University Personnel Services
  • Call Number: UA 5358
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted. Closed for 25 years after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
The materials have been left in the original order which is chronological.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Human Resource Services benefits records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5358; Human Resource Services benefits records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5358, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in installments between October 2007 and September 2009.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; October 2007. Transferred; University Archives; September 2009.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; Employee fringe benefits
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Letters; Pamphlets; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; Matthew Leavitt; November 2007. Processed; Matthew Leavitt; September 2009.
Appraisal Information
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Human Resource Services benefits records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Mathew Bowers Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T17:56-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Administrative history

University Personnel Services (1969-1990) was a department at Brigham Young University which oversaw university employment.

Because of the growth and success of the Placement Center and the Employment Office, these offices merged into the Department of University Personnel Services in 1969. Personnel Services was given a Director, B. Keith Duffin, who served until 1984. He was given more responsibilities at this time, for example, recruiting and recommending the employment of administrative personnel. The Placement Center and the Employment Office continued as subunits with their respective responsibilities. Duffin oversaw the Benefits Office, the Ad Hoc Age Discrimination Committee, Communication Committee, Pre-School Conference Committee for Administrative Personnel and Staff, and the Church Educational System Personnel and Employee Benefits Committee. He also completed a personnel policies and procedures book, organized a personnel program and administrative personnel, organized a training program, held meetings with various staff and committees (Leadership Training, Public Relations Coordinating, Retirement, Pre-School Conference, University Safety Committees, and the Student Financial Aids Council), and oversaw the Personnel Committee. More subunits were created as Personnel Services continued to grow. Jay A. Adamson became the Managing Director of Personnel Services in August of 1984. In 1990, University Personnel Services became Human Resource Services, maintaining much of its structure.

Administrative History

Human Resource Services (1990- ) is a department at Brigham Young University that deals with employment.

Human Resource Services is the department that takes care of employment at BYU. The mission of the Brigham Young University Human Resource Services is to lead in building an environment that engenders excellence from all who work at BYU. Under the direction of the Administrative Vice President, the Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services has responsibility for university human resource programs. This responsibility includes recruiting and hiring staff and administrative employees, maintaining personnel records, providing employment assistance for students, implementing and maintaining benefits programs, overseeing employee compensation, human resource development, organization development/consulting services, unemployment compensation, and service awards.

The Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services has responsibility for Area HR Consultants, Compensation and Temple Eligibility Program, Employment Services, Equal Opportunity/Employee Relations and Benefit Services, Human Resource Development, and Human Resource Information Systems. As of 2011, the Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services is Forrest Flake.

Within the Human Resource Services are many departments including Area HR Consultants, Awards & Recognition, Benefits, Student Employment, Equal Opportunity, HR Information Systems, Compensation, Ecclesiastical Clearance, Employee Relations, Human Resource Development, Office of the Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services, and Staff & Administrative Employment.

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