FG 314 (Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Personnel Policy) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:   2 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   300
Organizational Note

The Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Personnel Policy was established by Executive Order 11607, July 19, 1971, pursuant to the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 1910). The Council recommended methods of achieving intergovernmental cooperation in the development of personnel policies and programs by Federal, state, and local governments. The Council consisted of  fifteen members, appointed by the President and composed primarily of local, state, and Federal government officials. The Act also gave the President the authority to abolish the Council after a period of three years, which President Nixon did on July 20, 1974.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, press releases, and personnel actions. Primary correspondents include the President, John Ehrlichman, Noble Melencamp, Ken Cole, John Campbell, Jerry Jones, and Alexander Haig. Topics include the President's program of New Federalism, the application of merit principles to employment involving Federal grants and state government programs, appointments to the Council, and its 1974 abolition.  Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed and integrated into the files.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 314 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests. 

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