Series VPRS 1752
Wages Records
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Date Range: Series ? 1940 - ? 1980
  Series in Custody 1940 - 1980
  Contents 1940 - 1980
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1940 - 1980 Country Roads Board VA 722
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1989 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
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  • How to use the Records
    There is no Index to this series. A search has to be made for a family name in the alphabetically arranged folders for each financial year.

  • Function / Content
    The Country Roads Board had as its primary responsibility the care and management of the main roads of the state. In order to do so, it was necessary to employ on both a permanent and casual basis, a large workforce with a wide range of abilities and skills to perform duties anywhere in Victoria for varying periods of time. It is apparent that the management and payment of this workforce was a centralised function in the period covered by the records in custody. These are the records of Field Personnel located throughout the state only. The last two folders in the series are separately labelled Syndal for Syndal Depot Personnel.

    This series has the details of each employee, their location and remuneration for each financial year. In recreating the records each financial year, all employment records held were current and allowed the easy fulfilment of obligations for the payment of taxation, the monitoring of the wages budget for the financial year and allowed the linking of workforce to job or project.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records consist of cards which were recreated each financial year and then filed alphabetically by family name. Despite the later allocation of pay numbers and refinements and changes in the details on the cards and the way in which they were entered, with the standardisation of abbreviations used for divisional location and types of leave and allowances, the format of the cards and the recordkeeping system remain essentially the same for the whole of the series.

    Two types of cards were used up to c1970. The first, headed CRB Employment Record, was standard for each employee. Details to be entered at the top of the card were Name, Date of Birth, Address, Marital Status, whether a Returned Soldier, No (becomes a registered number) and details regarding Tax status. Until the introduction of more sophisticated printing and design of forms (c.1970) which allowed all details to be entered on the one card, an employee whose record for the financial year extended beyond this form had appended a card headed CRB Employment Record Follower. The only personal details were name, with other headings remaining the same as on the first card.

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P0000 1940 - 1980 Part Open 880
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