Municipal Archives

City of Dallas Personnel Rules, 1933-1996

Collection 1992-006


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorHuman Resources Department
TitleCity of Dallas Personnel Rules
Quantity7 linear inches
AbstractPrinted booklets and typescript materials.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Collection documents the personnel rules used by the City of Dallas in the regulation of employee conduct.

The Human Resources Department (formerly the Personnel Department) of the City of Dallas, is the employing agency of the city and its mission is to attract, recruit, and hire quality individuals to the City of Dallas.  It also seeks to develop, motivate, reward, and recognize employees.  It was created in May, 1940, as the personnel agent of the City Manager.  The department initially assumed the functions of recruiting of labor, processing of appointees secured through Civil Service, and handling of transfers and promotion; though, its duties have greatly expanded over many decades.   This department created the Personnel Rules.

Collection consists of personnel rules, guidelines for employee discipline, an employee handbook, a salary administration guide, a training manual for on-the-job accidents.  A copy of personnel ordinances from 1976 is included.  Especially significant in the collection is the first set of written regulations for City of Dallas employees (1933), which predates the Personnel Department.


The collection is arranged by subject.  


Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


City of Dallas Personnel Rules, 1933-1996 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials


Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.) -- Officials and employees​
Personnel management -- Texas -- Dallas -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Container List 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Personnel rules ordinances, 1976
 2Personnel Regulations, 1933 [typescript]
 3Personnel Regulations, 1933 [printed]
 4Personnel Rules, 1958, 1965 [two copies]
 5Personnel Rules, 1970 [two copies]
 6Personnel Rules, 1972, 1973, 1975
 7Personnel Rules, 1982, 1987 [three copies]
 8Personnel Rules, 1995 [four copies]
 9Personnel Rules, 1996 [three copies]
21Employee Handbook, 1973
 2Salary Administration, 1974
 3Guidelines For Employee Discipline, 1976
 4Everything You Need To Know About On The Job Accidents, 1995