Office of Women's Rights Affirmative Action Records, 1972-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Women's Rights
Title
Office of Women's Rights Affirmative Action Records
Dates
1972-1985 (inclusive)
1979-1983 (bulk)
Quantity
2.4 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
8401-02
Summary
Records documenting Seattle's voluntary affirmative action plan for increasing the number of women in City employment.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

By the end of 1973, twenty-five percent of the City's employees were women, few of whom worked in management, protective services, and the trades. Through a 1972 executive order, Seattle's Mayor instituted a voluntary affirmative action plan for increasing the number of women and minorities in City employment. In response to the executive order, the Office of Women's Rights, the Human Rights Department, and City departments set overall City affirmative action goals. In 1978, the Mayor required that departments establish yearly departmental goals, by job category, for hiring women and minorities through an Affirmative Action Plan. The Office of Women's Rights was responsible for ensuring the success of the affirmative action program with respect to women; the Office worked with the Department of Human Resources, which was responsible for the disabled and elderly, and with the Human Rights Department, which was responsible of minorities. The Personnel Department assisted with recruitment, training, employee relations, and other issues relating to affirmative action.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records include a history of employment discrimination in Seattle and drafts of the 1972 executive order on affirmative action as well as the 1978 Affirmative Action Plan. Also included is information about apprenticeship programs, federal contracting, and goal setting. The largest volume of records are monitoring reports, quarterly reports by department on the number of women in the department, and analysis regarding how affirmative action goals were being met.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Office of Women's Rights Affirmative Action Records, Record Series 8401-02. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Affirmative Action Research and BackgroundReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Executive Order drafts on Affirmative Action
1972
1/2
Legal and Historical Basis for Affirmative Action
1972-1981
1/3
Employment Discrimination in Seattle (includes excerpts from Seattle Urban League Study, 1954 and University of Washington Institute of Labor Economics Study, 1948)
1948-1979

Affirmative Action Reports and PlansReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
Affirmative Action Plan for Employment (includes minority women status report)
1976-1977
1/5
1979 Affirmative Action Report for Women
1979
1/6
Affirmative Action Plans for Employment (includes drafts and amendments)
1979-1980
1/7
1980 Affirmative Action Work Plan
1980
1/8
Affirmative Action report and Analysis
1980
1/9
1981 Affirmative Action Work Plan
1980-1981
2/1
1982 Affirmative Action Work Plan
1981-1982
2/2
Affirmative Action Work Plan
1982
2/3
1983 Affirmative Action Work Plan
1983
2/4
1984 Affirmative Action Work Plan
1984

Administrative RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/5
Affirmative Action Task Force - Agendas and Minutes
1980
2/6
Affirmative Action Task Force - Agendas and Minutes
1982
2/7
Affirmative Action Task Force - Agendas and Minutes
1983-1984
2/8
Automotive and Metal Trades Apprenticeship Committee Meetings
1981
2/9
Awards
1981
2/10
Budget - Affirmative Action Implications
1980
2/11
Budget Summary for Affirmative Action Purposes
1983
2/12
City Light - Unique Problems
1980-1981
2/13
City Women Workshops
1980
2/14
Civil Service Commission Exams (includes physical ability)
1980
2/15
Contract Compliance
1978-1980
2/16
Electrical Craft Apprenticeship Committee (ECAC)
1980-1981
2/17
Economic Party Report
1981
2/18
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer Training
1980
2/19
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer Training
1981-1985
2/20
Program Goals : Hiring and other goals
1978-1981
2/21
Program Goals : Comparable Worth Goals
1980
2/22
Program Goals : Goal Setting Workshops
1981
2/23
Program Goals : Goal Setting
1981-1982
2/24
Program Goals : Goal Setting
1983
2/25
Program Goals : Goal Setting
1984
2/26
Personnel Department
1980-1981
2/27
Reagan Administration Policies
1981
2/28
Special Availability Reports
1982
2/29
Special / Protected Availability Rates
1983
2/30
Speeches - includes "Affirmative Action as it Relates to Women and Human Rights Agencies by Mildred Henry and "Progress for Women in Seattle in 1979"
1979
2/31
Target Department Status Criteria
1981
2/32
Target Departments
1982
2/33
Training Plans
1982
2/34
US Department of Labor Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Policies (includes women in the trades and federal contractors)
1977-1982

MonitoringReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Monitoring : mid-1979 and progress report
1979
3/2
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles - 3rd Quarter
1979
3/3
Monitoring : Annual Analysis
1979
3/4
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles - 1st Quarter
1980
3/5
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles - 2nd Quarter
1980
3/6
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles - 3rd Quarter
1980
3/7
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles - 4th Quarter
1980
3/8
Monitoring : Citywide and Departmental Profiles 1st Quarter
1981
3/9
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 1st Quarter
1981
3/10
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 2nd Quarter
1981
3/11
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 3rd Quarter
1981
3/12
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 4th Quarter
1981
3/13
Monitoring : Year End Report
1981
3/14
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 1st Quarter
1982
3/15
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 2nd Quarter
1982
3/16
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 3rd Quarter
1982
3/17
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 4th Quarter
1982
3/18
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 1st Quarter
1983
3/19
Mid-1983 and Annual Monitoring Reports
1983
3/20
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 2nd Quarter
1983
3/21
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 3rd and 4th Quarters
1983
3/22
Monitoring : Departmental Profiles 4th Quarter
1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Affirmative action programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women--Employment--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women's rights--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Women's Rights
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government