Fonds paa-6743 - Alberta. Ministry of Human Resources and Employment fonds

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Alberta. Ministry of Human Resources and Employment fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on Order in Council 241/99 pursuant to the <em>Government Organization Act</em>, 1994 c. G-8.5

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577.63 m of textual records and other materials.

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<em>Dates of founding and/or dissolution:</em> The Ministry of Human Resources and Employment was founded effective May 27, 1999 by means of Order in Council 241/99 pursuant to the <em>Government Organization Act, </em>1994 c. G-8.5. <em> Functional responsibility:</em> The Ministry of Human Resources and Employment is responsible for:;oversight and design of social services programs, including income support and employment support programs,;regulation of the workplace and employer-employee relations, including employment standards, workplace health and safety, and mediation services,;oversight of personnel services within the provincial government,;oversight of certification in specified professions and occupations, and registration of professional and occupational associations, and;manpower development programs. The Minister of Human Resources and Employment is responsible for the administration of the following acts and regulations pursuant to these acts. General - <em> Government Organization Act</em>, Schedule 8;Social services, income support, employment support and manpower development;<em>Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act;Dependent Adults Act;Domestic Relations Act;Income Support Recovery Act;Metis Settlements Act;Metis Settlements Land Protection Act;Parentage and Maintenance Act;Personal Directives Act;Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act;Social Development Act;Special Payment Act;Student and Temporary Employment Act;Widows' Pension Act</em>;Occupational health and safety;<em>Occupational Health and Safety Act;Radiation Protection Act</em>;Employment standards;Employment Standards Code;Labour relations (Labour Relations Board);<em>Burial of the Dead Act;Labour Relations Code;Managerial Exclusion Act;Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act;Public Service Employee Relations Act</em>;Personnel administration for the Government of Alberta (Personnel Administration Office);<em>Public Service Act</em>;Workers' compensation (Workers' Compensation Board);<em>Blind Workers' Compensation Act;M.L.A. Compensation Act;Workers' Compensation Act</em>;Professions and occupations;<em>Agrologists Act;Architects Act;Certified General Accountants Act;Certified Management Accountants Act;Chartered Accountants Act;Consulting Engineers of Alberta Act;Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act;Forestry Profession Act;Land Agents Licensing Act;Land Surveyors Act;Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act;Regulated Accounting Professions Act;Veterinary Professions Act</em>;<em>Predecessor and successor bodies:</em> The predecessors of the Ministry of Human Resources and Employment are the Department of Family and Social Services (social services and income support programs), the Department of Labour (workplace and employee-employer relations programs, professions and occupations, Labour Relations Board, Workers' Compensation Board, Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Commission), and the Department of Advanced Education and Career Development (training, manpower development and the Personnel Administration Office). <em> Administrative relationships:</em> The Ministry of Human Resources and Employment reports to the Legislative Assembly through the Minister of Human Resources and Employment. A number of agencies either report to the Minister or through him to the Legislative Assembly. These agencies are the Personnel Administration Office, Workers' Compensation Board, Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Commission, Labour Relations Board, and the Occupational Health and Safety Council. Information about these agencies may be found in their respective sous-fonds descriptions. <em>Administrative structure:</em> The Ministry is made up of the:;Department of Human Resources and Employment,;Personnel Administration Office,;Alberta Labour Relations Board,;Workers' Compensation Board,;Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Commission,;Council on Professions and Occupations,;Occupational Health and Safety Council,;Council on Workplace Safety, and;Employability Council. Programs and services of Human Resources and Employment are delivered through a network of offices and Career Development Centres located throughout the province. Training programs are also delivered through post-secondary institutions, private schools, high schools, and private providers. At the time that the Ministry was created, the Department was made up of seven divisions. Regional Services Delivery (renamed Delivery Services Division in 2002): responsible for the administration of the network of regional and district offices that deliver training, student finance support, income support, family maintenance, worksite health and safety management, and temporary employment programs, guardianship services for dependent adults, and distribute labour market information and information about employment standards;Program Design Division: responsible for the design, development and implementation of income support, social services, job training and labour market programs, creation of support materials for case workers, development of program guidelines, interdepartmental liaison, and provision of consulting services regarding professions and occupations. Performance, Evaluation and Information Services Division: responsible for design, development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for programs, creation and operation of departmental systems for information management and distribution. Strategic Services Division: responsible for legislative support services to the department, strategic planning and issues management, and mediation services. Finance Division: responsible for financial administration and planning for the department, asset management, budgeting and forecasting;Information Management and Technology Division: responsible for planning and maintenance of information systems and data for the Ministry. Human Resources Division: responsible for personnel support functions for the department. In 2000, the Performance, Evaluation and Information Services Division was eliminated. Most of its responsibilities were added to those of the Strategic Services Division. Its Appeal functions were merged with the Mediation Services activities of Strategic Services to form the new Workplace Relationships Division. This Division was renamed Workplace Investments in 2002. In February 2002, the structure of the department was reorganized. The Finance, Human Resources, and Information Management and Technology Divisions were merged to form the Corporate Services Division. At this time, the Program Design Division was broken up to form two new Divisions, the People Investments Division, responsible for income support and social services programs and the Skills Investments Division, responsible for training, manpower development and labour market programs. <em> Names of chief officers:</em> Minister of Human Resources and Employment: Clinton E. Dunford May 26, 1999-present

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Fonds consists of executive, administrative and operational records generated in the performance of the following functions: administration and provision of social allowance, income support and other public welfare programs; administration of federal pension programs; licensing and financial support of day care facilities; supervision of foster care homes; provision of vocational rehabilitation and other services for the handicapped; direction and support of services to the disabled provided by outside and other governmental agencies; investigation of fraudulent welfare claims; services to families, including maintenance enforcement and mediation; provision of guardianship to dependant adults; appeal panels for various service programs; program delivery through regional offices; financial management for the department; personnel management for the department; public relations; review and development of legislation relating to various department programs; building inspection; building standards development electrical safety; employment standards creation, administration and monitoring; fire prevention; fire and arson investigation; manpower training and development; mediation services; occupational health and safety programs; professional and occupational association registration; program planning and development; and union certification and administration of collective agreements. The fonds contains records of the Workers' Compensation Board, the Personnel Administration Office, and the Labour Relations Board. Information about the records of these subordinate agencies may be found in the respective sous-fonds descriptions. The Ministry of Human Resources and Employment fonds also contains records relating to child welfare programs. These records were retained by the Department of Family of Social Services and came into the custody of the Ministry of Human Resources and Employment before their transfer to the Provincial Archives. The fonds contains correspondence, reports and statistics, a wide variety of types of case files, reference material for the use of the Department's executive officers, collective agreements, daily record and registration books, minutes and agendas of various departmental and inter-governmental committees, manuals, proposals and applications, contracts, drafts of legislation and regulations, financial records, policy and procedures documents, certificates, briefing papers, directives, organization charts and publications. The records have been arranged into the following series. Appeals panels administrative and operational records;Appeals panels decision case files;Baker Centre administrative and operational records;Building inspection case files;Building standards administrative records;Building standards development records;Calgary fire and arson investigation case files;Camrose district approved adoption home records;Canada Assistance Plan administrative and operational records;Central records office reference material;Child welfare administrative and operational records;Child welfare and wardship registry cards;Child welfare placement administrative and operational records;Children in care nominal rolls;Client services administrative records;Client services executive records;Collective agreements;Collective bargaining administrative records;Collective bargaining authorizations;Day care and day home facilities records;Day care and foster care licensing records;Department and program financial records;Department executive records;Department general administrative records;Edmonton district general operational records;Edmonton fire and arson investigation case files;Electrical safety administrative and operational records;Electrical safety standards and codes;Employment standards administrative records;Employment standards operational records;Employment standards dispute resolution case files;Emergency social services administrative and operational records;Families council administrative and operational records;Family relations, mediation and maintenance case files;Family violence prevention programs operational records;Federal-provincial liaison records;Finance administrative records;Finance operational records;Fire prevention administrative records;Fire safety inspection records;Fraud investigation case files;Fraud investigation general operational records;Grande Cache region operational records;Heritage grant program operational records;High Prairie general operational records;Hinton district general operational records;Income support programs administrative and general operational records;Income support programs client case files;Industrial Wage Security Act case files;Information services administrative records;Labour mediation administrative records;Labour mediation case files;Legislative review and development records;Lethbridge district administrative and general operational records;Lethbridge district safety services administrative records;Lethbridge fire and arson investigation case files;Mediation services administrative records;Michener Centre daily record books;Ministerial records;Northeast region administrative and operational records;Northwest region operational records;Occupational health and safety administrative records;Occupational health and safety employer files;Occupational health and safety executive records;Occupational health and safety prosecution case files;Occupational health and safety site project records;Peace River Pulp Mill prosecution records;Peace River fire and arson investigation case files;Personnel administrative records;Personnel operational records;Planning and research general operational records;Planning and research project records;Professions and occupations administrative records;Professions and occupations operational records;Public Guardian client case files;Public relations records;Radiation safety records;Red Deer district administrative and operational records;Red Deer fire and arson investigation case files;Rocky Mountain House region general operational records;Services to the disabled administrative and operational records;Sherwood park region administrative and operational records;Sifton Children's Centre administrative and operational records;Social allowance programs administrative records;South region general operational records;Systems administrative records;Vocational rehabilitation committee records;Yellowhead Youth Centre administrative and general operational records;Youth assessment centres case files

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Other materials include: ca. 25,500 microfiches; ca. 16,900 microfilm reels; 111 video cassettes; 31 maps; 14 audio cassettes

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Records acquired through scheduled transfer from the Ministry of Human Resources and Employment and its subordinate agencies.


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  • The material is in English.

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Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;Subject to the Copyright Act

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