Personnel Records and Privacy

What’s In a Personnel File & What Should Not Be

Management Advantage

Management Advantage discusses the kinds of records that should be kept in a personnel file. It also lists the type of records (such as medical) that should be retained in a separately protected file.

Policies and Laws

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission provides a helpful set of resources concerning records management.

Report of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Automated Personal Data Systems

U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare

The Electronic Privacy Information Center shares the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare’s Code of Fair Information Practice in 1973. It has become a part of most of the privacy laws in the United States.

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