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Human Resource Services records

Identifier: UA 5125

Scope and Contents

The Human Resource Services records consists of memos, reports, handbooks and minutes, dating from 1973 to 2001. Reports include self-study reports regarding the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as well as salary reports for Appalachian State University employees. Staff handbooks come from various departments and years. Memos are produced by HRS for all campus departments. This collections contains athletics certification files and equity manuals according to NCAA principles. Included in this collections are also compliance programs files and information regarding Americans with disabilities for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In this collection are also restricted items: salary statements, legislative increases and salary increases, including BD-119. Other restricted items include personnel memos to various departments, year-end reports, and compliance reports.


  • Majority of material found within 1973-2001
  • 1987-1993




Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

Human Resource Services (HRS) at Appalachian State University is dedicated to proactively identifying and responding to the campus community's ever-changing needs. Human resources play a key role in developing a company or organization in order to build a better understanding on how to have a better employment relations or relationships in the workforce. HR work on bringing out the best work ethic of the employees. Human Resources are responsible for the administration of HR policies and procedures, employment services, classification and compensation, benefit administration, and the organizational development and workforce planning. From the facilitation of greater effectiveness through the merit-based recruitment and selection of top employees, to the administration of policies and procedures that support our faculty and staff, HRS is committed to the goals and objectives of Appalachian State University. They strive to create a workplace environment that values integrity, diversity and development, responds to and balances the needs of our employees with the needs of the campus community, by upholding all state and federal laws.

Human Resources strive to improve the lives of the people they serve by facilitating innovative development initiatives; providing factually accurate and timely information; and holding ourselves to the highest standard in policy and practice. Human Resources will carry on with their commitment to continuous improvement and customer service, continuing in the Appalachian tradition of attracting, developing, and retaining a dedicated, active, and innovative faculty and staff. Human Resources will be the model strategic business partner for all areas of campus and aligning peoples strategies with the business goals. HR work to create a better work environment for all employees.


5.84 Linear Feet (14 standard archival boxes)


Human Resource Services facilitates greater effectiveness through the merit-based recruitment and selection of top employees, and helps in the administration of policies and procedures that support faculty and staff. Wit records dating 1973-2001, the collection of Human Resource Services contain memos, reports, handbooks, financial information and minutes, dating 1973-2001.


The Human Resource Services collection was arranged by series, then in alphabetical order then by chronological order. Series are determined by four different actions with HRS: salary information, compliance and year-end reports, personnel records with EEOC information, and athletic certification. The first and second series are restricted due to personal information. The first series contains BD-119s, legislative increases, salary budget reports, and salary increases for university employees. The second series contains compliance reports and year-end reports. The third and fourth series are unrestricted. The third series consists of personnel memos and EEOC files in regards to compliance programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The last series contains all athletics certification information in regards to NCCA certification and athletics certification for division holdings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Human Resource Services materials were transferred and received from the University Record Center. Records were accessioned as they were received before processing collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dan Devine, January 2016. Updated by Dustin Witsman, June 2016 (added Series V: Manuals, and added SPA Reports to Series II: Restricted Reports).

Human Resource Services records
Dan Devine
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository