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Human Resource Services records

Identifier: UA 1289

Scope and Contents

Contains statistics, financial records, service awards, historical records, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports for the Employee Relations Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Within these divisions there are files dealing with the Affirmative Action Association and the Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns.


  • 1967-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Human Resource Services records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

University Personnel Services (1969-1990) was a department at Brigham Young University which oversaw university employment.

Due to the growth and success of the Placement Center and the Employment Office, these offices merged into the Department of University Personnel Services in 1969. Personnel Services was given a Director, B. Keith Duffin, who served until 1984. He was given more responsibilities at this time, for example, recruiting and recommending the employment of administrative personnel. The Placement Center and the Employment Office continued as subunits with their respective responsibilities. Duffin oversaw the Benefits Office, the Ad Hoc Age Discrimination Committee, Communication Committee, Pre-School Conference Committee for Administrative Personnel and Staff, and the Church Educational System Personnel and Employee Benefits Committee. He also completed a personnel policies and procedures book, organized a personnel program and administrative personnel, organized a training program, held meetings with various staff and committees (Leadership Training, Public Relations Coordinating, Retirement, Pre-School Conference, University Safety Committees, and the Student Financial Aids Council), and oversaw the Personnel Committee. More subunits were created as Personnel Services continued to grow. Jay A. Adamson became the Managing Director of Personnel Services in August of 1984. In 1990, University Personnel Services became Human Resource Services, maintaining much of its structure.

Administrative History

Human Resource Services is a department at Brigham Young University that deals with employment.

Human Resource Services is the department that takes care of employment at BYU. The mission of the Brigham Young University Human Resource Services is to lead in building an environment that engenders excellence from all who work at BYU. Under the direction of the Administrative Vice President, the Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services has responsibility for university human resource programs. This responsibility includes recruiting and hiring staff and administrative employees, maintaining personnel records, providing employment assistance for students, implementing and maintaining benefits programs, overseeing employee compensation, human resource development, organization development/consulting services, unemployment compensation, and service awards.

The Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services has responsibility for Area HR Consultants, Compensation and Temple Eligibility Program, Employment Services, Equal Opportunity/Employee Relations and Benefit Services, Human Resource Development, and Human Resource Information Systems. As of 2011, the Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services is Forrest Flake.

Within the Human Resource Services are many departments including Area HR Consultants, Awards & Recognition, Benefits, Student Employment, Equal Opportunity, HR Information Systems, Compensation, Ecclesiastical Clearance, Employee Relations, Human Resource Development, Office of the Assistant Administrative Vice President-Human Resource Services, and Staff & Administrative Employment.


15 cartons (15 linear ft.)

15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in seven series: 1. Reports on employee relations and Equal Employment Opportunity. 2. Reports on affirmative action. 3. Statistics on employee relations. 4. Service awards. 5. Financial records on Equal Employment Opportunity. 6. Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns records. 7. Minutes and correspondence.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid may be found in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Records were transferred by the managers of the Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity offices in Human Resource Services through Records Management, May 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; May 2009.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Annette Steele; August 2006.

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; May 2009.

Register of Human Resource Services records
Kayla Quinney
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US