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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Personal Work Files

Workers' Issues and Groups

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Francille Radmann Papers, 1969-1999



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Radmann, Francille
Title: Francille Radmann Papers
Dates: 1969-1999
Creator Abstract: Francille Radmann was a job search trainer for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) between 1971 and 1999. In this state-funded position she taught people basic job search and interviewing skills. When the TEC was reformed into the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in 1996, many employees were concerned with the outcome of the transition, and what it would mean for state employee benefits and jobs. During and after the transition, Radmann was involved in state workers rights issues, and held membership in the Texas State Employees Union for the Communication Workers of America. She also lobbied against Texas state legislation that would decrease benefits for state workers and would allow the privatization of jobs currently held by state workers.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1969 through 1999 and documents Francille Radmann's work for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) and state workers' concerns that resulted from the transition of the Texas Employment Commission to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The collection includes correspondence, legislative materials, manuals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, office files, personnel records, reports, and other documents related to Radmann's work and activism.
Identification: MS 147
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (about 1,275 items)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Francille Radmann was a job search trainer for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) between 1971 and 1999. In this state-funded position she taught people basic job search and interviewing skills. When the TEC was reformed into the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in 1996, many employees were concerned with the outcome of the transition, and what it would mean for state employee benefits and jobs. During and after the transition, Radmann was involved in state workers rights issues, and held membership in the Texas State Employees Union for the Communication Workers of America. She also lobbied against Texas state legislation that would decrease benefits for state workers and would allow the privatization of jobs currently held by state workers.

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Scope and Content Note

The Francille Radmann Papers, 1969-1999, document Radmann's work for the Texas Employment Commission (TEC) and state workers' concerns that resulted from the transition of the Texas Employment Commission to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The collection includes correspondence, legislative materials, manuals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, office files, personnel records, reports, and other documents related to Radmann's work and activism. The collection is arranged into two series: Personal Work Files and Workers' Issues and Groups.

The Personal Work Files consist of documents kept or created by Radmann that relate to her work as an employee of the state of Texas; some of these documents were created by state agencies and some were collected from outside sources. Materials pertaining to Francille Radmann's work at the TEC include manuals, correspondence, memoranda and photographs related to and used for her work as a job trainer. Radmann's employee benefits records and personnel file detail her benefits as a TEC employee and the performance reviews she received through the years. There is also a file of awards and certificates that were given to her in recognition of her service and contributions at the TEC. Other TEC materials include newsletters, reports, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and biographical information about several TEC workers in higher level positions.

The Workers' Issues and Groups series provides information about issues that affected Radmann as an employee for the State of Texas and her affiliation with groups that support the rights of workers. The largest group of materials in this series is for the Texas State Employees Union/Communication Workers of America (TSEU/CWA). These materials include correspondence, fact sheets, press releases, public service announcements, and newsletters that explain the group's position on legislation and other issues that affected state workers at that time. Files also include copies of testimony given by state workers to the Texas State Legislature. There is also, to a much lesser extent, information about other workers' organizations, including the American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Citizens Against Privatization, the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES), and the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies (ICESA). Also included in this series are articles and newsclippings about the people, agencies, and issues involved in the Texas Employment Commission to Texas Workforce Commission transition and other workers rights topics; a small amount of information about local and state workforce boards; and background information on State legislation regarding welfare agencies, state employee benefits, and privatization of state jobs.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for more information on permission to publish materials from this collection.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Radmann, Francille
Organizations
Texas Employment Commission.
Texas Workforce Commission.
Texas State Employees Union.
Subjects
Women political activists--Texas.
Occupational training--Texas.
Labor union members--United States.
Government employee unions--Texas.
Government employees--Training of.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Manuals (instructional materials).
Newsletters.
Clippings.
Office files.
Personnel records.
Reports.
Local Subjects
Women

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Francille Radmann Papers, 1969-1999, MS 147, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from Francille Radmann, 2001 (Acc. 2001-039).

Processing Information

Processed by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, Archivist, September 2006.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Personal Work Files

Includes documents kept or created by Radmann that relate to her work as an employee of the state of Texas; some of these documents were created by state agencies and some were collected from outside sources. Materials pertaining to Francille Radmann's work at the TEC include manuals, correspondence, memoranda and photographs related to and used for her work as a job trainer. Radmann's employee benefits records and personnel file detail her benefits as a TEC employee and the performance reviews she received through the years. There is also a file of awards and certificates that were given to her in recognition of her service and contributions at the TEC. Other TEC materials include newsletters, reports, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and biographical information about several TEC workers in higher level positions.
Materials collected by Radmann when her work continued after the transition of the TEC to the TWC include correspondence, memoranda, and newsletters. Items of note among the TWC materials include a legislative appropriations request to the Governor's Office of Budgeting and Planning, and a list of programs that transferred from the TEC to the Division of Workforce Development within the TWC (1995).
Arranged into two subseries: Texas Employment Commission (TEC) and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Texas Employment Commission (TEC)
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box Folder
1 1 Annual report, 1995
2 Brochures written by Texas employment Commission staff, 1972-1973 and undated
3 Classification and compensation plan, 1986
4 The Communicator, Texas Employment Commission newsletter, 1987, 1993, 1996
5 Complaint procedures, undated
6 Contreras, Carlos, Regional director, 1986 and 1989
Correspondence
7 Angry unemployment claimant, 1983
8 Thank-yous (job hunting), 1977 and 1988
9 District trainer position (Radmann), 1981-1982 and undated
10 Fair labor standards/Wage and hour survey, management directive, 1986 and 1990
11 Governor's personnel survey group, Study of TEC employees by the University of Texas at Austin, 1982 and 1986
12 Grossenbacher, William (from San Antonio), July 17, 1984
13 Job orders, 1986 and 1993
Job Search Seminar
14 "The Choice is Yours" (workbook), 1989
15 Correspondence, 1987, 1989, 1990
16 Manual, 1988-1992 and undated
17 Manual (inlaid materials), 1988-1992 and undated
18 Memoranda, 1989
19 Photographs, undated
20 "The Successful Job Hunter" (manual), undated
21 "You're Hired: The Nuts and Bolts of Job Hunting" (manual), 1986
Box Folder
2 1 Joke memoranda and cartoons, 1984 and undated
2 Labor Market Information Unit (later: Economic research and analysis), 1972, 1984-1987 and undated
3 Leake, Ernest, District Director, 1986 and undated
4 "Living with Stress" (resource guide), undated
5 Memoranda, 1996
6 Merit System Council, undated
7 "New Ideas", Employee suggestion program, 1985-1986 and undated
8 Opportunity staff center photograph, 1969
Radmann
9 Awards and certificates, 1976-1980, 1996
10 Employee benefits records, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1995-1999
11 Personnel file, 1971-1999
12 Reduction in force, December 31, 1979
13 Reduction in force, December 31, 1981
14 San Antonio District Offices, safety concerns, 1984
15 San Antonio Northeast Office, staff roster, 1997
16 Statistics, 1994 and 1996
17 TEC Trailer/ Employment and [Unemployment Insurance] Office, photographs, undated
18 "When Change is in the Wind" (report), undated
19 Work rules, 1981-1987
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box Folder
2 20 Business card (Radmann), undated
21 Correspondence, 1996
22 Flyers, 1995, 1997 and undated
23 Job order, 1996
24 Legislative appropriations request, 1998-1999
25 Local Board master contract (partial), 1997
26 Meetings on higher level appeals, 1996
27 Memoranda, 1996 and 1998
Newsletters
28 Directline, undated
29 Directline, Too (unofficial), undated
30 Unnamed, 1996
31 One-stop career center, 1996
32 Preliminary planning targets, 1996
Box Folder
3 1 Programs transferring to Division of Workforce Development, TWC, 1995
2 Recommendations for Consideration, 1997
3 Regional office functional groupings, 1996
4 San Antonio Tax Office, 1996
5 Statistics, 1996
6 Website, 1996
7 Workforce Development Division, organizational chart, 1996

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Workers' Issues and Groups

This series provides information about issues that affected Radmann as an employee for the State of Texas and her affiliation with groups that support the rights of workers. The largest group of materials in this series is for the Texas State Employees Union/Communication Workers of America (TSEU/CWA). These materials include correspondence, fact sheets, press releases, public service announcements, and newsletters that explain the group's position on legislation and other issues that affected state workers at that time. Files also include copies of testimony given by state workers to the Texas State Legislature. There is also, to a much lesser extent, information about other workers' organizations, including the American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Citizens Against Privatization, the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES), and the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies (ICESA).
Also included in this series are articles and newsclippings about the people, agencies, and issues involved in the Texas Employment Commission to Texas Workforce Commission transition and other workers rights topics; a small amount of information about local and state workforce boards; and background information on State legislation regarding welfare agencies, state employee benefits, and privatization of state jobs. The most documented piece of legislation in this series is HB 1863 (1995), which was created to make provisions for increasing (through privatization) employment services and changing programs to make welfare recipients more accountable in the hope that welfare recipients could achieve independence. The consequences of HB 1863 on state workers are explained through the original legislation (the Act), correspondence, and background information. Also included here is a letter from Radmann to President Bill Clinton discussing a proposal of allowing tax credits to finance technical or college education (1996).
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box Folder
3 8 American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 1996
9 Articles and newsclippings, 1987, 1995-1997
10 Citizens Against Privatization, 1996
11 City of San Antonio, 1996-1997
12 Clements, William (State Workers Union Response), 1986
13 Communications Workers of America (CWA), 1996
14 Correspondence, 1996
International Association of Personnel in Employment Security
Box Folder
3 15 Certificate of award (Radmann), 1981
16 Conferences, 1974 and undated
17 Correspondence, 1986-1987, 1996
18 Newsletters, 1973 and 1996
19 Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies, 1996
Legislation
HB 1863
Box Folder
3 20 The act in its entirety, undated
21 Correspondence, 1996
22 History and background information, 1996 and undated
23 Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, 1996
24 HB 2637, undated
25 HB 2915, 1997
26 HB 3512, 1997
27 SB 740, undated
28 SB 1102, 1997
29 Letter to President Clinton (Radmann), 1996
Box Folder
4 1 Local boards (San Antonio), 1996
2 Notes and drafts, 1996-1997 and undated
3 Sharp, John (Comptroller of Public Accounts, State of Texas), 1995-1996
4 Texas Department of Human Services, 1994-1996
5 Texas Legislators, 1996
Texas State Employees Union/Communication Workers of America (TSEU/CWA)
6 Austin chapter, 1995 and undated
7 Correspondence, 1996-1997
8 Employment service briefing book, 1996
9 Fact sheet, undated
10 Flyer, undated
11 General Assembly, 1996
12 Legal issues, 1998
13 Legislative issues, undated
14 Lobby day, 1997
15 Meeting information, 1996 and undated
16 Membership forms, 1998
17 Newsletters, 1996-1998
18 Position statement (Texas Employment Commission), undated
19 President of TSEU, 1996-1997
20 Press releases, 1996
21 Program adopted by TSEU Executive Board, 1996-1997
22 Public service announcements (audiocassettes), undated
23 Response to "Work in Progress: A report by the Workforce Development Legislative Oversight Committee," 1996
24 State employees Bill of Rights, undated
25 Testimony, 1997 and undated
26 Texas Workforce Commission reform, 1996 and undated
27 Updates, 1997
28 Texas Workforce Development Network, 1996-1998

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