Affirmative Action Task Force Records, 1993-1997

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Personnel Dept.
Affirmative Action Task Force Records
1993-1997 (inclusive)
0.4 cubic feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
Records of the Personnel Department's Affirmative Action Task Force.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Personnel Department was created in 1979. It administers the employee selection system, labor relations and negotiations, benefit programs, and the classification/compensation plan. The Department also manages employee records, implements affirmative action, and coordinates other personnel related programs. The City Charter of 1896 created the Civil Service system and established the Civil Service Commission and Civil Service Department to administer the system. The reorganization in 1979 abolished the Civil Service Department, replacing it with the Personnel Department, and established the Civil Service Commission as a separate City agency. In 1997, the Personnel Department was incorporated as a division within the Executive Services Department. In 2001, a departmental reorganization reestablished Personnel as a separate and independent department. The bulk of records in this record group are from the old Civil Service Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, agendas, background materials, and work products of the Affirmative Action Task Force. The group included representatives from departments including Women's Rights, Human Rights, Police, and Health and Human Services, as well as from the mayor's office. It worked on issues including anti-harassment training, accommodation for employees with disabilities, and diversity plans.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Affirmative Action Task Force Records, Record Series 6002-03. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Separated Materials

Publications were pulled from the collection and are cataloged separately in the Published Documents Index.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

6002-03:  Affirmative Action Task Force Records, 1993-1997Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Minutes and Agendas
1 2
Minutes and Agendas
1 3
Minutes and Agendas
1 4
Minutes and Agendas
1 5
Background Materials
1 6
Draft Harassment Prevention Program
1 7
Minutes and Agendas
1 8
1 9
Working Documents

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Affirmative action programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Affirmative Action Task Force (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Personnel Dept.

Geographical Names

  • Seattle
  • Seattle (Wash.)