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Human Resource Services benefits records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5358

Scope and Contents

Contains reports, minutes, pamphlets, and letters dated 1970-2009. Materials pertain to the benefits available for faculty members of Brigham Young University.


  • 1970-2009


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 Human Resource Services benefits 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.

Because of 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 (1990- ) 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.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order, which is chronological.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in installments between October 2007 and September 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; October 2007.

Transferred; University Archives; September 2009.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; November 2007.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; September 2009.

Register of the Human Resource Services benefits records
Mathew Bowers Leavitt
2010 April 13
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2012 September 5: Revised for DACS compliance, Jeffrey Mahas.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US