Catalogue description Treasury: Selected Personal Files

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Details of T 268
Reference: T 268
Title: Treasury: Selected Personal Files

Registered files in the T prefix series created by the Personnel section of HM Treasury. The files contain papers relating to the appointment of higher division clerks in the Treasury from 1898 to 1919, and a collection of personal files of staff who have served in the Treasury.

Each file contains information relating to the individual's appointment, promotion, pay and career details, for example, postings within the department, or postings to another department, or matters post-dating service.

A few of the files contain photographs of the person concerned.

Date: 1891-1976

The files are being transferred in more than one batch. They are arranged in former reference order within each accession

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: T prefix series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Civil Service Department, 1968-1981

Treasury, Establishments Department, 1919-

Treasury, Management (Personnel) Section, 1964-1968

Physical description: 53 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

in 1998 Treasury

Selection and destruction information: Selection procedures have involved the separation of major papers of lasting value from minor ones of ephemeral value, so that the latter could be easily and regularly destroyed as soon as possible after they ceased to be needed for administrative purposes. In rare cases certain papers have been preserved for historical reasons. The Report of the Committee on Departmental Records (Cmnd 9163, 1953, paragraph 76), recommended that standardised retention periods should be drawn up for the personal papers of civil servants. Following discussions between the Public Record Office, the Treasury and a number of other departments about the best way of carrying out this recommendation, the Treasury issued Establishment Circular no 2/61, dated 10 November 1961, which gave guidance on the principal categories of personal records and the categories for dealing with them.
Accruals: Series is accruing

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