Department of Civil Service Merit System Affirmative Action Office subject, correspondence, and project files

The Merit System Affirmative Action Office was established by the Department of Civil Service in 1977 to serve as a liaison among state and public agencies concerned with equal opportunity, to handle discrimination complaints and to monitor the affirmative action programs of all state agencies. The records in this series, created by the office's director and her staff, include reports, policy and procedure documents, minutes, correspondence and memoranda and discrimination complaints. The records reveal the impact of State laws and public policy on ethnic minorities.