TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1973-1977

RG 095, Council on Human Services

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Council on Human Services
Title: Council on Human Services records
Dates: 1973-1977
Quantity: 6 cubic feet
Abstract: In 1973, the General Assembly created the Council on Human Services to coordinate planning and carrying out programs involving two or more agencies, to plan for increased private sector participation, and to provide direction to and coordination with federally funded programs. The Council took over administrative responsibility for some existing programs and developed some new ones including Project Triage (home-care for the elderly), the Wilderness School, the Parent Child Resource System, and the Information and Referral Service. In 1976, the General Assembly abolished the Council as an administrative agency, changing its status to that of an advisory body to the Governor. In 1977, the Council was replaced by a human services reorganization commission.
Identification: RG095
Accession: T002772
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

In the 1960's there were a number of state government agencies concerned with what have come to be described as human services. The Etherington Commission on reorganization of the state government recommended the creation of a single department. A second study, by the Zimmerman Commission, produced a similar recommendation, but the General Assembly compromised, in 1973, by creating the Council on Human Services to coordinate the planning and carrying out of programs involving two or more agencies, to plan for increased private sector participation, and to provide direction and coordination to federally funded programs. The Council, made up of the heads of the eleven human services agencies and several public members, was headed first by Lt. Governor Peter Cashman and later by Secretary of the State Gloria Schaffer. Its small staff was provided at first by the Planning and Budgeting Division of Finance and Control, one of whose officers, Rosalie Lang, became the Council's Executive Director in the fall of 1974.

The Council took over administrative responsibility for some existing programs and developed some new ones such as: Project Triage (home-care for the elderly), the Wilderness School, the Parent Child Resource System, and the Information and Referral Services, and it also assisted in obtaining federal grants for related programs to be carried on by the other state departments.

At its 1976 session, the General Assembly in effect abolished the Council as an administrative agency, changing its status to that of an advisory body to the Governor and providing for the transfer of its operating functions to other state agencies. At the end of June 1976 the process was practically complete.

Following the Filer Commission report at the end of 1976, the General Assembly enacted a major reorganization plan (P.A. 77-614) which Governor Grasso signed on June 2, 1977. This provided for replacement of the Council by a human services reorganization commission, which was to prepare a new "state human services plan" (Sections 546-548).

See also the Council on Human Services Agency History.

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Scope and Content

Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes and audiotapes, reports, subject files, and reference materials.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Council on Human Services

Persons:

Cashman, Peter
Schaffer, Gloria, 1930-

Subjects:

Connecticut. Council on Human Services -- Records and correspondence
Human services -- Connecticut
Public welfare -- Connecticut
Social service -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Correspondence
Minutes
Reports
Sound recordings

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Administrative Information

Provenance

These records came to the State Library from the Social Services Department in October 1977 and from the Human Resources Department in January 1979.

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Container List

Records, 1973-1977
Box
1. General file, 1973-1977
Correspondence, minutes, notes, memoranda, reports, reference materials and transcripts.
Administrative memos and decisions 1
(Appropriations) budget - letters
Assessment letter, 1976 May 6
Attorney General - rulings and correspondence
Blank contract forms
Budget - miscellaneous
Budget submission (FY 1975-1976)
Budget submission (FY 1976-1977)
Bulletins
Capacity Building Toward Coordinated Human Services
A-95
Correspondence
Original submission superseded, 2 copies
HEW - Partnership Grant - Grant Award # 005A-7051-P0122 ($43,000.00), 1975 September 1-1976 August 31
Application materials
Grant
Implementation
Miscellaneous
Monthly reports
Staff memos
CETA - Contracts
CETA - Miscellaneous
Information Retrieval Committee "C" MIS confidentiality
Committee "C" reports
Confidentiality and freedom of information
Conn. Assoc. for Community Action (CAFCA)
Connecticut Humanities Council
Coordinating and other functions of the CHS - prepared for public members
Correspondence with the Legislature
Correspondence - Misc.
Membership opinions
List of members
Delegated authorizations to act
Education - Department of 2
Executive Orders and Administrative Rulings
F
Finance and Control - Department of
Governor's Executive Orders # 3 & 17
Governor's Office - Miscellaneous
HEW - Application blanks, guidelines
Health, Education and Welfare - Department of, correspondence and miscellaneous
DHEW - General provisions for contract
HEW: Project SHARE
HEALTH - New Haven Health Care, Inc.
HEALTH - Service areas
Human Services program survey
Information and Referral
Articles, reports & background
Proposal drafting
Regional subcontracts
Advisory Board
Agreement with CUW
Agreement with DSS
Correspondence, 1976
Correspondence, 1975
Correspondence, 1974
Minutes
Miscellaneous
RFP process
Technical group
Uniform statewide proposal
Intergovernmental programs
Juvenile Court
Juvenile Court
Lieutenant Governor Robert K. Killian
Lease - Council on Human Services
Labor - Department of
Legislation - Enabling and proposed
Legislation: Federal Privacy Act and Public Disclosure Provisions
Legislature - Appropriations Committee
Legislature - Fiscal Analysis
Legislative history of the CHS
Legislation (State) Juvenile Justice
Legislature: Public Health and Safety Committee - Subcommittee on Home Health Care
Legislation: State Freedom and Information Act
Manpower Planning
Mailing lists - names and addresses, etc.,
Minutes from Council on Human Services 3
1974 November-1975 August
1974
1973-1974
1976 February-1977 December
Office of Management & Budget (OPM) - Miscellaneous
Public members - correspondence with
Public Participation Committee
Public - private relationships
Public support for the CHS
CHS - Region I HEW Forward Planning
Regional & Sub-State Planning Pilot Project Area B
Report to the Governor and Legislature, 1975 January
Research criteria
Parent-Child Resource System Project - Annual Report, 1974 July 1-1975 June 30
Social Services - Department of 4
Sub-State District Maps
Sub-State District Correspondence
Secretary of the State - Gloria Schaffer
Soc. Sec. Act - Title IV A transfer of family day care
Social Security Act - Title XIX Child care - EPSDT
Social Security Laws and Regs - Title XIX
Status offender
Sub-State Districts - January 19, 1976 resolution & follow-up reports re: Gov's request
T
Title XX
Title XX
Public Law (93-647)
Correspondence
Service survey forms
Single state agency designation
Blank forms
DCA
Proposed regulations
Final regulations, 1975 June 27
Social Services Amendment of 1974 - summaries and discussions
Fiscal business
Miscellaneous
Planning implementation
Transcripts, Council Meetings, 1975-1976
Transcripts, Council Meetings, 1974
Transfer of Psychiatric Services
Transfer of Psychiatric Services - Implementation (current)
Testimony - CHS, Public
Treasury Department, Letters of Credit
U
UCONN Forum
Workmen's Compensation - Booklet State of Connecticut, 1973 5
CEP Xerox Usage Record Sheets (old)
2. Correspondence, 1974
Unarranged and unfiled papers.
3. Tapes of Council meetings, 1973-1974, Dictabelt tapes.
Presumably some of these are duplicated by transcripts in the General File.
4. General file, 1975-1977
Correspondence, minutes, etc.
Annual Report, 1975-1976
Agendas
Bills
Correspondence
Filer Report
Dept. of Health
Public member comments re: Filer Report
Legislation
Members 6
Public Members - Vitae
Dept. of Mental Health
Taskforce on the Deaf
Information and Referral Services
Requests for copies of information
Gloria Schaffer - Secretary of State
Snoke, Dr. Albert
Title XX
Speeches
Minutes of meetings
Work sheets minutes
Wilderness School
5. Files on project evaluation of parent-child resources system, 1974-1975
Correspondence, reports, contracts, etc.
Alphabetical by subject.
Agreements, contracts and sub-contracts
Autism contracts FY 1974-1975
Autism programs & funding
Background reports & studies
Blank contract forms
Budget and audits
Correspondence FY 1975
Consortia meeting - minutes/agendas
Eastern Conn., PCRS, Inc. - meeting
E. Ct. P.C.R.S., Inc.
E. Ct. P.C.R.S., Inc. - by-laws
Evaluation component
Evaluation criteria
Fiscal matters
Information and referral contracts, 1974 November 1-1975 June 30
Mental Health Services Contracts, 1975 January 2-1975 June 30
Miscellaneous
Model contract development
Monitoring
Problems identified
Project staff reports
Publicity
Regional consortia/articles of association
Summaries of descriptions
Research contracts FY 1974-1975
Service contracts & subcontracts - active
Service contracts & subcontracts - completed
Speech hearing and language contract through June 30, 1975
Tech. Advisory Committee