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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.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Leadership, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.