Affirmative Action Reports, 1979-1992

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Personnel Dept.
Affirmative Action Reports
1979-1992 (inclusive)
3.2 cubic feet
Collection Number
Employment data from City of Seattle departments and offices.
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.


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

Reports include employment data on race, ethnicity, gender, and disability. Includes reports titled Race and Sex Summaries by Category and Department; Race and Sex Characteristics by Department; and Handicapped and Veteran Profiles.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Affirmative Action Reports, Record Series 6002-01 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top



Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Affirmative action programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Minorities--Employment--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Personnel Dept.

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)