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The Baltimore City Civil Service Commission, known as the City Service Commission until I960, was created in 1919 by an ...More

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Sub Series Details 1919-1985 Minutes, Baltimore Civil Service Commission Entries from 1919 through 1922 describe general organizational matters such as the establishment of the administration of the commission and job classification guidelines. The minutes from 1922 through 1950 are concerned with both the classification and reclassification of city jobs including decisions made by the commission regarding transfers, leaves, and ...More

Sub Series Details 1929 Medical Examiner Diary Daily records of medical examinations performed by John Gindwood on potential employees of the municipal government. Includes listings of daily visits, examinations, rejections, acceptances, and travel mileage. BCA BRG7-2
Sub Series Details 1966-1974 General Correspondence Mostly outgoing letters of Thomas J. Murphy, personnel director of the commission. Outgoing letters of commission employees Harry Smith, Joseph Caplan, and Austin Henning are also present along with a limited amount of incoming mail. Subjects discussed cover many aspects of civil service policy formulation and administration including: federal, state, ...More

Sub Series Details 1921-1978 Subject Correspondence Central files of the commission including correspondence, reports, forms, legal documents, and printed material concerning the personal needs of the municipal departments and comprehenseive policy formulations and changes. See also Series 3 for related material. A complete list of file folder headings is available at the Baltimore City Archives. BCA BRG7-4
Sub Series Details 1920-1976 Personnel File Cards There are six types of personnel file cards: cut-off tickets, temporary appointment cards, laborer cards, entry tickets and commission roster cards. All of the cards include employee name, address, classification, department where employed, employee number, and salary. The laborer ticket provides payroll information and roster cards include sick leave, vacation, ...More

Sub Series Details 1935-1954 Labor Registration Bureau Registration Cards The cards include employee name, address, age, race, marital status, sex, registration number, and the type of labor permissible. For additional coverage see Series 5 and 7-9. Certain restrictions apply to the use of these records. BCA BRG7-6
Sub Series Details 1920-1974 Classification Applications Forms completed by applicants for municipal employment. Information includes name, address, age, experience, medical history, and education. For additional information see Series 5, 6, 8, and 9. Certain restrictions apply to the use of these records. BCA BRG7-7
Sub Series Details 1920-1965 Roster Index Cards of Ex-employees Partial listing of individuals formerly employed by the municipality. Information includes type of work performed, classification, department, and date of fitness test. For additional coverage see Series 5, 6, 7, and 9. Certain restrictions apply to the use of these records. BCA BRG7-8
Sub Series Details 1926-1957 Roster Cards Cards indicate employee classification, salary, sick leave, vacation time, and payroll record. This is an incomplete listing of municipal employees. For additional coverage see Series 5-8. Certain restrictions apply to the use of these records. BCA BRG7-9
Sub Series Details 1941-1978 Medical Services Division Administrative Subject File Correspondence and reports divided into two separate groups. The first relates to the disability compensation and accident clinic established under the Central Payroll Division in 1945. This agency worked with municipal employees who claimed workmen's compensation or who required first aid treatment for on the job injuries. The second group ...More

Sub Series Details 1977-1979 Personnel Files Individual files relating to persons employed by the municipality. Information provided varies but can include entry and cut-off tickets, employment applications, documents relating to Civil Service Commission hearings, and forms for attendance, efficency ratings and roster cards. Also available are letters pertaining to commendations, dismissals, layoffs, resignations, retirements, and other ...More

Sub Series Details 1920-1957 Fire Department Roster Cards Two separate listings of Fire Department personnel. Reel 1213 covers the period between ca. 1920 to ca. 1952 and provides the name, address, application number, status changes (primarily pay increases and disciplinary measures), and attendance record for each firefighter listed. Reel 1214 dates from 1957 (the material appears to cover ...More