The purpose of this assignment is to give you a better understanding of how personnel data are managed. You will compose a 1,200–1,500-word report that discusses the type of documentation kept in your employee file, what legislation governs how long your files are kept, and how they are grouped together.
Your research will be based on information garnered from the following source of information:
Your current workplace. You will need to contact the HR office or your immediate supervisor for this assignment. If you are currently unemployed, you can contact a previous employer.
If neither of these is an option, you can contact a company that you are familiar with in your local market and request this type of information from the HR office.
Note: Another excellent source of information is your local Small Business Organization, which can be located at their Web site: https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance.
Your report will include the following:
Construct a guide that lists what documents are kept in your employee file (please note that these are general documents, such as employee appraisals and sick leave requests).
Provide information highlighting which documents are filed together and which are located in separate files.
Include the length of time that material is saved and the duration that files must be retained before they can be disposed.
Be sure to include the state and federal regulations guiding file management and retention.
U.S. Small Business Administration. (n.d.). Local assistance. Retrieved from https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance