Seattle City Light Employee Survey Records, 1992-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Employee Survey Records
Dates
1992-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
.8 cubic feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
1221-03
Summary
Survey of City of Seattle employees
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

City Light provides electricity and electrical and conservation services to its public and private customers. It is the largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Public responsibility for electrical energy dates to 1890 with creation of the Department of Lighting and Water Works. In 1902, Seattle voters passed a bond issue to develop hydroelectric power on the Cedar River under the administration of the Water Department. Electricity from this development began to serve Seattle in 1905. A City Charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Department. Under the leadership of Superintendent James D. Ross, the department developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project which began supplying power in 1924. Both public and private power was supplied to Seattle until 1951 when the City purchased the private electrical power supply operations, making the Lighting Department the sole supplier. The Boundary Project in northeastern Washington began operations in 1967 and supplied over half of City Light's power generation. By the early 21st century, approximately ten percent of City Light's income came from the sale of surplus energy to customers in the Northwest and Southwest with the remainder of City Light's financial support coming from customer revenue. The current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Questionnaires, survey results, committee records, plans and memoranda relating to 1992 and 1993 surveys which sought employee feedback in order to improve City Light services and organizational development.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Employee Survey Records , Record Series 1221-03. 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.

1221-03:   Employee Survey Records , 1992-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Action Plans 1992 Employee Survey
1992-1994
1/2
Action Plans 1993 Employee Survey
1994
1/3
Communications Strategy 1992 Employee Survey
undated
1/4
Documentation Plan 1993 Employee Survey
1994
1/5
Employee Survey Advisory Committee (1993 Survey)
1993-1995
1/6
Focus Groups 1993 Employee Survey
1993
1/7
Overview
1993
1/8
Project Team and Schedule, 1992 Employee Survey
undated
1/9
Steering Team Meetings, 1992 Employee Survey
1992
2/1
Steering Team Meetings, 1993 Employee Survey
1994
2/2
Steering Team Meetings, 1993 Employee Survey
1993
2/3
Survey Results Written and Questionnaire, 1992 Employee Survey
undated
2/4
Survey Results Written and Questionnaire, 1993 Employee Survey
undated
2/5
Timeline, 1993 Employee Survey
undated
2/6
Union Involvement, 1993 Employee Survey
1993

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Employee-management relations in government--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)