ERIC Number: ED185698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Acceptable Practices in Maintaining Personnel Files.
American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Seven Hills, OH.
Determining acceptable practices in maintaining personnel files is a pertinent issue for school personnel administrators today. Recognizing this, the Georgia Association of School Personnel Administrators accepted the study of this topic as a committee assignment from the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. A survey instrument was mailed to 168 randomly selected school systems throughout the U.S. and data pertaining to the general contents of personnel files and relevant procedural questions were received from 129 systems. Results showed that 87 percent of those responding allowed employees to obtain copies of materials from their own files. A second survey instrument relating directly to personnel file privacy and confidentiality was mailed to selected school systems throughout the U.S. It focused on the areas of housing and supervision of employee files, release of information, and records retention and disposal. Results showed that 61 percent of the systems surveyed outline procedures for maintining confidentiality of information contained in employee files. The final report of the committee includes a review of pertinent professional literature, relevant legislation and its effect on personnel file management procedures, and recommendations relevant to school personnel records. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Disclosure, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Privacy, Questionnaires, School Districts, School Personnel
American Association of School Personnel Administrators, 6483 Tanglewood Lane, Seven Hills, OH 44131 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Seven Hills, OH.
Note: Prepared by the Georgia Association of School Personnel Administrators.