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Tips on Personnel Files

July 1, 1996
Related Topics: Policies and Procedures, Featured Article
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Here are some tips when it comes to personnel files:

  • Employees should be given notice about what will be maintained in their files.
  • Employees should be given reasonable access to review their files.
  • Allow employees to include a written explanation about an inconsistency or mistake in their files.
  • Restrict access to only those who have a reason to learn of the file contents.
  • Keep medical files separate from employment files.

SOURCE: Institute for Business & Professional Ethics, DePaul University, Illinois

Personnel Journal, July 1996, Vol. 75, No. 7, p. 93.

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