Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 1222

Commission on the Reorganization of the Executive Branch (Utah) Administrative records

Dates: 1956-1966.

6.00 cubic feet and 27 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series includes a variety of records created and kept by the Utah Little Hoover Commission. The commission was tasked with assessing the organization and functions of the Executive Branch of Utah government. The mission was to look for ways to improve efficiency in government through reorganization. This directive was executed through assessments of individual state agencies, public feedback, and committee debate and discussion. The final product of the Little Hoover Commission is a 1966 report submitted to the Utah State Legislature. Based on the findings and recommendations of that report the Executive Branch under Governor Calvin Rampton underwent the broadest reorganization in Utah's history up to that point.

The records in this series include many of the forms, surveys, correspondence, and debates that went into the creation of the Little Hoover Commissions final report. Individual feedback from various state agencies reflect organizational structure at the time as well as ideas to improve efficiency . Included in this series are audio recordings of the meetings held by the Little Hoover Commission that may prove useful to researchers seeking intent information for decisions arrived at by the commission.

Arrangement

None.

Research Note

Researchers should note that the records in this series exist in three separate formats (paper, microfilm, and microfiche). At the time of processing it was decided that microfilm records would be kept and given their own container list arrangement on the finding aid. Presumably this microfilm duplicates what is found on the paper record. However, because of the inordinate amount of staff time needed to match and verify whether every paper document is present on the film it has been left to the researcher to utilize all available resources when accessing this series.

Related Records

Little Hoover Commission administrative records from the Legislature, Series 3298, contains detailed information on organizational changes within individual state agencies as well as records from previous reorganization attempts in the 1930's.

Research case files from the Commission on Economy and Efficiency Research, Series 16694, contains records on reorganization attempts in the 1980's that draw heavily on work done by the Little Hoover Commission.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Processing Note

Processing of paper records and microfilm holdings was completed by Jim Kichas in August 2011.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BOX FOLDER DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1965 Little Hoover Commission - Special Report Numbers 1 to 10
1 2 1965 Little Hoover Commission - Special Report Numbers 11 to 18
1 3 1965 Division of Staff Development Orientation
1 4 1965 Secretary of State Report to the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of State Government
1 5 1964 Department of Health - Water Pollution Control Act
1 6 1965 Reference Guide to Programs of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
1 7 1965 Budgeting and Administrative Services Special Report
1 8 1965 Ten Year Management Guide for the Utah State Department of Fish and Game
1 9 1963-1965 Utah State Department of Fish and Game
1 10 1961 Booz, Allen, and Hamilton Survey of the Department of Fish and Game
1 11 1965 Utah State Department of Highways Organization Charts
1 12 1963 Coordination of Utah Higher Education
1 13 1964 Report and Recommendations of the Utah Legislative Council
1 14 1965 Preliminary Master Plan for Development of the Great Salt Lake
1 15 1965 Office of the State Engineer - Report to Commission
1 16 1956 Study of Water Administration, Underground Water Resource Management, and Flood Water Control in Utah
1 17 1963 Utah Foundation Research Report
1 18 1965 Program Outline for the Utah State Development Plan
1 19 1963-1966 Reports, Memorandum, and Correspondence
1 20 1965 State Data
1 21 1965 Communication Systems Improvement
1 22 1965 Utah Reports
1 23 1965 Tax Commission
1 24 1965 Building Board
1 25 1965 Highway Department
1 26 1965 Auditors Office
1 27 1965 Industrial Commission
1 28 1963 Industrial Commission - General Safety Orders Utah Coal Miners
1 29 1963 Industrial Commission Reports
1 30 1965 Hand Written Note Cards
2 1 1965 Laminated Government Organization Charts
3 1 1966 Magnetic Tape Recording - Unlabeled
3 2 1966 Magnetic Tape Recording - Unlabeled
3 3 1965 Magnetic Tape Recording - Commission Meetings 8-9
3 4 1965 Magnetic Tape Recording - Commission Meetings 9-10
3 5 1965 Magnetic Tape Recording - Commission Meetings 11-12
3 6 1965 Magnetic Tape Recording - Commission Meetings 12-14
3 7 1965 Magnetic Tape Recording - Commission Meetings 14-15
3 8 1965 Magnetic Tape Recording - Commission Meetings 15-17
3 9 1965-1966 Magnetic Tape Recording - Commission Meetings 17-18
3 10 1965 Audograph Discs - Little Hoover Commission Executive Meetings
4 1 1966 Utah Foundation - Background and Philosophy of the Reorganization Movement in Utah and the United States
4 2 1965 Studies - Parking Assignments
4 3 1965 Studies - Parks and Recreation
4 4 1965 Studies - Legislative Council
4 5 1965 Studies - Land Board
4 6 1965 Studies - Library Commission
4 7 1965 Studies - Liquor Control Commission
4 8 1965 Studies - National Guard
4 9 1965 Studies - Press Releases
4 10 1965 Studies - Publications
4 11 1965 Studies - Public Safety
4 12 1965 Studies - Retirement Board
4 13 1965 Studies - Road Commission
4 14 1965-1966 Studies - Secretary of State
4 15 1962-1965 Studies - State Government
4 16 1965 Studies - Superintendent of Public Instruction
4 17 1965 Studies - Tax Commission
4 18 1965 Studies - Tourist and Publicity
4 19 1965 Studies - State Treasurer
4 20 1965 Studies - University of Utah
4 21 1965 Studies - Utah State University
4 22 1965-1966 Studies - Water and Power Board
4 23 1965 Studies - Weber State College
4 24 1965-1966 Studies - Welfare Commission
4 25 1966 Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of Government Report to the Thirty-Sixth Legislature
4 26 1966 Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of Government Report to the Thirty-Sixth Legislature
5 1 1966 Utah Foundation Summary and Analysis Report of the Utah Little Hoover Commission
5 2 1965 Utah Training Center
5 3 1965 Board of Corrections
5 4 1965 Criminal Justice Administration
5 5 1965 State Prison
5 6 1961-1964 State Finances
5 7 1965 Status of Current Research in the California Youth Authority
5 8 1966 Utilizations of Space by State Agency
5 9 1965 Board of Corrections
5 10 1965 Adult Probation and Parole Department
5 11 1965 California Report - Prevention and Control of Crime and Delinquency
5 12 1964-1965 Utah State Fair Association
5 13 1964-1965 Utah State Fair Association
5 14 1964-1965 Institute of Fine Arts
5 15 1965 Tourism and Publicity
5 16 1957 Utah State Prison
5 17 1955-1964 Crime Reports
5 18 1964-1965 Corrections and Utah State Prison
5 19 1959 Utah State Prison Evaluation Report
6 1 1964-1965 Applications
6 2 1963-1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Utah State Prison
6 3 1964-1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - State Engineer
6 4 1964-1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Agency Information List
6 5 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Building Board
6 6 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Business Regulations
6 7 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Board of Corrections
6 8 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Apprenticeship Council
6 9 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Art Institute
6 10 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Attorney General
6 11 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Auditor
6 12 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Coordinating Council of Higher Education
6 13 1965 Little Hoover Commission Appointments
6 14 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Board on Alcoholism
6 15 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Finance Commission
6 16 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Fred M. Fowler
6 17 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Fair Association
6 18 1965 House Roll Call - Requests for Assignments for Interm Studies
6 19 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Committee on Aging
6 20 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Agriculture Board
6 21 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Great Salt Lake Authority
6 22 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Governor
6 23 1965 Agency Intervies
6 24 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Historical Society
6 25 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Insurance Fund
6 26 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Insurance Department
6 27 1965 Responses to Letters
6 28 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
6 29 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Council of Defense
6 30 1965 Data Processing
6 31 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Committee on Children and Youth
6 32 1965 Executive Director Inquiry
6 33 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Department of Highways
6 34 1965 Postal Information
6 35 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Secretary of Personnel
6 36 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Department of Highway Patrol
6 37 1965 Communications Billing Notes
6 38 1965 Motor Pool Questionnaire and Organization Information - Department of Highway Patrol
6 39 1965 Compact for Education Planning Conference
REEL DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1965-1966 Utilization of Space by State Agencies Report
2 1965-1966 Report of the Commission of the Organziation of the Executive Branch of the Government by the Thirty-Sixth Legislature
3 1965-1966 File A-1-45
4 1965-1966 Fiance to Liquor Control
5 1965-1966 Organization to Overall Plan
6 1965-1966 Overall Plan of Organization to Property Appraisal Manual
7 1965-1966 Property Appraisal Manual to Building Board
8 1965-1966 Building Board to Personnel Rules and Regulations
9 1965-1966 Civil Service Regulations of the Utah Highway Patrol to Coordinating Council of Education Analysis
10 1965-1966 Coordinating Council Education Analysis to Colleges and Universities: Weber State College
11 1965-1966 Colleges and Universities: Weber State College to Inventory File
12 1965-1966 Colleges and Universities to Health Department
13 1965-1966 Department of Health to Welfare File
14 1965-1966 Public Welfare Expenditure to Personnel Administration
15 1965-1966 Welfare Commission Report to Forms Manual
16 1965-1966 Welfare Forms Manual to Fish and Game Management
17 1965-1966 Fish and Game Department to Big Game Inventory
18 1965-1966 Fish and Game to Great Salt Lake Authority Preliminary Master Plan
19 1965-1966 Great Salt Lake Authority Feasibility Study to Highways
20 1965-1966 Highways Equipment Inventory to Highway Maintenance
21 1965-1966 Agenda for State Road Commission Meeting to Public Safety: Highway Patrol
22 1965-1966 Public Safety: Highway Patrol to Department of Public Welfare: State Industrial School
23 1965-1966 Board of Corrections to Commission on the Organization of Executive Branch of Government
24 1965-1966 Liquor Commission Activities to Department of Registration and Licensing
25 1965-1966 Department of Registration and Licensing to Public Service Commission
26 1965-1966 Public Service Commission to Reversion of Funds on Sale of Securities
27 1965-1966 Invest to Hospital Insurance Benefit
28 1965-1966 Surgical Expense Insurance to Service Billing Record
29 1965-1966 Service Billing Record to News Clippings
30 1965-1966 Hoover Commission Public Questionnaire to Proposed State Government Reorganized Executive Branch