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Reports and policy manuals of the Personnel Bureau of the Leadership Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The Personnel Bureau is responsible for policy, procedure and standards for hiring, recruiting, job analysis, benefits and other human resource needs. Similar to other areas of the YWCA of the U.S.A., careful studies and analysis are used to inform decisions and recommendations. Salary data reports compare wages and job descriptions across all departments of the organization, track changes over time and make recommendations for future changes. Biennial and annual reports of the Personnel Bureau summarize and assess the work over the previous two years, discuss challenges and opportunities for the coming years, consider policy changes and provide an overview of the structure and function of the group. Policy manuals detail the YWCA of the U.S.A. personnel policies and procedures covering hiring, recruiting, leave policies, hours of work, retirement, wages, job analysis, job orientation and separation. A special bulletin is included to address the challenges of reductions in 1933 that arise from reduced budgets due to the Great Depression.
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Leadership, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.