Office For Civil Rights Subject Files, 1989-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office for Civil Rights
Title
Office For Civil Rights Subject Files
Dates
1989-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
3800-02
Summary
Records of an office that promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and freedom from illegal discrimination.
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
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Human Rights Commission was created in 1963 to promote equality and understanding among Seattle residents and to study, investigate, and make recommendations regarding discrimination based on race, color, religion, and national origin. The Human Rights Department (HRD) was created in 1969, replacing a small Office of Human Rights in the Executive Department. The agency enforced the Seattle Fair Employment Practices Ordinance and Open Housing and Public Accommodations Ordinance, and developed outreach and public education programs to help reduce incidents of discrimination. In 1980 all employment and housing discrimination functions were consolidated under HRD with transfer of certain enforcement responsibilities from the Office for Women's Rights (8400). In 1995 the Compliance Unit which monitored and enforced the Women and Minority Business Enterprise Ordinance was moved to the Department of Administrative Services and HRD's affirmative action monitoring function was transferred to the Personnel Department. In 1996, most of the functions of HRD and the Office for Women's Rights were consolidated into a new Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR provides a forum for resolving complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and contracting within the Seattle city limits. The office also provides policy recommendations to city agencies, as well as outreach and education to the community on civil rights issues. OCR staffs five advisory commissions: the Human Rights Commission, the Women's Commission, the LGBT Commission, the Commission for People with Disabilities, and the Immigrant and Refugee Advisory Board.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Subject files concerning projects of the Office For Civil Rights. Topics primarily concern assistance and outreach for the Federal Censuses of 1990 and 2000, and state welfare reforms, particularly the WorkFirst Program. Materials include conference and project files.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Office For Civil Rights Subject Files , Record Series 3800-02. 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.

3800-02:  Office For Civil Rights Subject Files , 1989-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Affirmative Action Task Force, I-200
1999-2000
1/2
Census 1990 Outreach
1989-1990
1/3
Census 1990 Outreach
1989-1990
1/4
Census 1990 Outreach
1990-1991
1/5
Census 1990 - Seattle City Light Residential Customer Characteristics Survey
1991
1/6
Census 2000
1999-2000
1/7
Census 2000
1999
1/8
Legislation - State
1999-2000
1/9
Legislation - State
2000
1/10
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Policy
1998-1999
1/11
Welfare Reform
1997
1/12
Welfare Reform - WorkFirst Workshop
1997
1/13
Welfare Reform - WorkFirst Workshop
1997-1998
1/14
WorkFirst
1998-1999
1/15
WorkFirst
1997-1999
1/16
Workforce Investment Act
1999-2000
1/17
Workforce Investment Act
1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public welfare--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Welfare reform
  • WorkFirst (Program : Wash.)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office for Civil Rights
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)