The Center for Women in Government & Civic Society (CWG) was established in 1978 to elimination of sex discrimination in New York State government employment. This mission is addressed through research to identify and develop methods to remove structural barriers to advancement; training of women and their organizations on leadership, management, and career planning; networking. [CWG Bylaws, 1983, p.1] The Center functioned as part of the Comparative Studies Center, subsequently the Institute for Government and Policy Studies (1981-86) of the Graduate School of Public Affairs, Rockefeller College, State University of New York at Albany. In 1987 the Center became an independent unit of the Graduate School of Public Affairs. The Center receives both public and private funding with its financial management performed by SUNYA and the Research Foundation. [CWG Bylaws, 1983, p.1]
The Center was co-founded by Nancy Perlman, who served as director until 1986, and Linda Tarr-Whelan, administrative director of the New York State Department of Labor Tarr-Whelan served as President of the Center's Board of Directors until the fall of 1979.
The CWG was initially governed by the Executive - Ad Hoc Advisory Committee whose members served on and chose the remaining members of the permanent Board of Directors. [CWG Draft Interim Bylaws, p.1] The CWG is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors made up of individuals or representatives of organizations interested and involved in the elimination of sex discrimination in the public sector. The Board meets four times annually or at the request of one-half of the Board or two-thirds of the Executive Committee. The Board is responsible for setting overall Center policy, financial planning, and staffing. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Board President, Secretary and five Board members. It too meets four times a year or at the request of one-half the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has the power to make decisions of the Board when necessary subject to ratification by the Board. Nominations of new members to the Board of Directors are made by the Executive Committee. [CWG Bylaws, 1983] The day to day operations of the CWG are controlled by the Executive Director, formerly the Director, of the CWG.
The CWG extended its work to include programs within New York City in 1980 and offers technical assistance to groups and organizations within the state. The Center also contracts outside the State of New York to conduct studies on barriers to the advancement of women. [The Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Bulletin, p. 45]
The records of the Center for Women in Government include agendas and minutes, quarterly reports, publications, correspondence, memoranda, and project proposals relating to the mission of the CWG to "identify and remove the barriers to equal employment opportunities for women." These records date from 1976 just prior to the Center's establishment through 1988.
The records of the CWG are divided into five series: Board of Directors (Governance), 1977-1983; Board President Records, 1976-79; Correspondence, Dec. 1977, 1978-86; Executive Director's Subject Files, 1976-87; and Publications, 1979-88. The Board of Director series was divided into four subseries: Board Members, 1977-83; Board of Directors Meeting Reports, 1977-83; Executive Committee, 1978-81; and Board Correspondence, 1978-86. These records were created and maintained by the Administrative Office of the CWG for Center and Board operations. The Board President Records are the records retained by the CWG of the first Board President and co-founder Linda Tarr-Whelan. They contain material predating the Center's establishment. The Correspondence series contain the day files of the CWG arranged chronologically by year, month and day. These day files were kept because there are no correspondence files New Director of the Center for Women in Government for the period 1977-1986. The records of the Director were interfiled with general correspondence of the Center. The general correspondence (day files) are the primary source of administrative information for that period. The Publications series includes all publications of the CWG printed by contract and in-house.
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df0239ee26780a9991adb587459949fb1: Board of Directors Governance File, 1977-1983
This series is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.
This series consists of records of the Board of Directors relating to the governing of the CWG and is arranged in four subseries: Board Members, Executive Committee, Board of Directors Meeting Reports, and Board Correspondence. These records were created and maintained by the Administrative Office of the CWG for Center and Board operations.
|1||2||Board of Directors notices, meetings and minutes||1978-1979|
|1||3||Board of Directors minutes and reports||1978-1985|
|1||4||Board of Directors minutes and reports||1978-1979|
|1||6||Budget and Finance||1978-1980|
|1||8||Career Planning handbook news coverage||1979-1981|
|1||10||Director's report to the board||1978-1982|
|1||11||Executive Committee minutes and agenda||1982-1985|
|1||13||Goals and priorities||1978-1979|
|1||15||Memos and notices||1980-1984|
|1||18||News on Women in Government||1982-1987|
|1||19||Program-Managerial Access Project||1982|
|1||20||Program-Preparing for a Change||1985|
|1||21||Program-Managing a Changing Workforce||1982|
|1||22||Program-Underdeveloped Women Working for New York State Government||1980|
|1||24||Proposal-Continuing Education in State Government||1978|
|1||25||Proposal for Establishing a New York City Program for Women in State Government||1979|
|1||26||Proposal-Women as Managers||1979|
|1||27||Proposal for Center||1976|
|1||31||Summary of activities||1985|
f74cc775f7549d750afeff8def62ca385: Publications, 1979-1987
This series includes the working papers and reports published by the CWG.
|1||1||The New York State Pay Equity Study: A Research Report||1986|
|1||2||Alternative Routes for Managerial Promotion in New York State: A Research Report||1984|
|1||3||Occupational Segregation and Its Impact on working Women: Report of a Conference (Sponsored by the Ford Foundation)||1982|
|1||4||Hiring Policies in the New York City Uniformed Services||1986|
|1||5||The Effects of Personnel Practices on Female Employees on the NYS Unified Court System||1986|
|1||6||Ergonomics: The Changing Office||1987|
|1||7||Managerial Access Project||1985|
|2||1||Alternative Routes of Promotion, 1981||1981|
|2||2||Alternative Routes for Managerial Promotion in New York State: An Analysis of Their Differential Use on the Basis of Sex and Minority Status||1984|
|2||3||Bridge Jobs in New York State Government||1978|
|2||4||Improving the Status of Women and Minorities||1986|
|2||5||Office Automation; A Survey of Government Employees||1987|
|2||6||Understanding and Utilizing Affirmative Action: A program for Managers and Supervisors||1985|
|1||1||Sex-Segregated Career Ladders in New York State Government Employment: A structural Analysis of Inequality in Employment||1979|
|1||2||Summary of Working Papers #1||1979|
|1||3||Preliminary Memorandum on pay Equity||1980|
|1||4||Women, Unions and Equal Employment Opportunity||1981|
|1||5||The Employment Effects of Comparable Worth Policy for Women||1982|
|1||6||Labor Market Inequality and Equal Employment Policy for Women: Across National Comparison||1979|
|1||7||Statistics on Women and Minorities in Public Employment||1983|
|1||8||Summary of Working Papers #6||1984|
|1||9||Managerial Promotions in the Public Sector: The Impact of Eligibility Requirements on Women and Minorities||1982|
|1||10||The Admission of Women and Minorities to Medical School||1982|
|1||11||Hard Truths for Strategic Change; Dilemmas for Implementing Affirmative Action||1982|
|1||12||Testimony of the Center for Women in Government before the United States House of Representatives||1982|
|1||13||A Want of Harmony; Perspectives on Wage Discrimination and Comparable Worth||1983|
|1||14||New Directions of Equal Employment Policy; Training Women for Non-Traditional Occupations||1984|
|1||15||Comparable Worth and Wage Discrimination||1984|
|1||16||Equitable Compensation; Methodological Criteria for Comparable Worth||1985|
|1||17||Minorities and Pay Equity in New York State Government Employment||1986|
|1||1||Ergonomics; The Changing Office||1987|
|1||3||Sexual Harassment: Preventive Intervention for New York State||1980|
|1||1||Preventing Sexual Harassment||1980|
|1||2||Sexual Harassment; Landmark Cases||1981|
|1||3||Managing Sexual Harassment Problems||1981|
|1||4||Non-Traditional Jobs for Women||1984|
|1||5||Women in Uniform Services||1985|
|1||1||Institute program papers||1985|
|1||2||Comparable Worth Project||1985|
|1||4||Participants of Executive Development Institute||1985|
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