TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1913-1921

RG 018, Civil Service Commission

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Civil Service Commission
Title: Civil Service Commission records
Dates: 1913-1921
Quantity: 18 cubic feet
Abstract: The Civil Service Commission made rules, created classified job titles and tests, administered the tests and perepared eligibility lists, answered correspondence, and sought information about exempted or unclassified employees in State departments.
Identification: RG018
Accession: T000765
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Civil Service Commission was created on June 6, 1913 (Connecticut General Assembly Public Acts, 1913, Chapter 232). With its inception, a dual form of state service was developed. Unclassified and classified categories were set up. Unclassified service was not subject to any of the provisions of the act, while applicants for classified service were required to take competitive examinations.

The Commission existed for a short time, as it was disbanded in April of 1921 (Connecticut General Assembly Public Acts, 1921, Chapter 126). It was not until 1937 that the Department of Personnel was created.

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Scope and Content

Contains minutes, records of expenditure, reports, correspondence, lists of applicants and appointees, sample examinations, and files on hospital attendants and nurses.

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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. Civil Service Commission

Subjects:

Civil service -- Connecticut
Civil service -- Examinations
Connecticut -- Officials and employees -- Appointment, qualificatons, tenure, etc

Document Types:

Card files
Correspondence
Employees' manuals
Job applications
Minutes
Reports

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

April 2010: The papers relating to out-of-state civil service systems, 1914-1916, were taken out of 6 letter boxes and placed in folders. They are now stored in one record center box.

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Container List

Records, 1913-1921
Box
1. Minutes of meetings, 1913-1920, 2 volumes 1
2. Records of expenditure, 1913-1920
3. Reports and papers relating to the Civil Service Assembly , 1920 2
The Assembly of Civil Service Commissioners was held at Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 21-23, 1920.
This group of papers also contains background material concerning the Connecticut Civil Service Commissions.
4. Correspondence, 1914-1921
General Correspondence, 1914-1919
A-C 3
D-K 4
L-P 5
Q-Z 6
Correspondence with Departments and Institutions, 1914-1919
A-B 7
C-D 8
E-G 9
H-M 10
N-R 11
S-Z 12
General Correspondence, 1917-1919
A-M 13
M-Z 14
Correspondence with Departments and Institutions, 1917-1919
A-D 15
E-H 16
General Correspondence, 1919-1920
A-E 17
E-Z 18
General Correspondence, 1920-1921
A-L 19
M-Z 20
Correspondence with Departments and Institutions, 1919-1921
A-H 21
I-S 22
T-Z 23
5. Subject file, 1914-1921
Miscellaneous papers including applications for some state positions including nurses and attendants, permits for occasional employment, reports, and test statistics.
Arranged by subject and there under chronologically.
A-E 24
F-P 25
R-Z 26
6. Papers relating to appointments and certifications, 1914-1918 27
These papers consist primarily of form replies sent out to applicants.
Arranged alphabetically
7. Papers relating to out-of-state civil service systems, 1914-1916 28
Samples of manuals and applications used by other civil service systems. Also included in this group are miscellaneous correspondence and clippings.
Very roughly arranged alphabetically by job class.
8. Card record of applicants, 1914
Alphabetical card file of applicants, recording the position applied for, and the rating the applicant received.
A-MI 29
MO-Z 30
9. Reports of appointments, changes of salary, and terminations, 1914-1921
Arranged alphabetically by department or institution.
A-M 31
N-W 32
10. Miscellaneous forms, reports, and rules issued by the Civil Service Commission, 2 folders
Unarranged
11. Application register, 1913-1921 Item 33
Information recorded includes the name and address, age and sex of the applicant, the date of application, position sought, test number, and chronological.
The ledger is divided into two sections. The first section is a numerical listing of individuals who applied for state employment.
The second half of the ledgers is a list of eligible candidates.
Arranged alphabetically according to the position applied for.