HR refresher: What do you do when an employee requests to see their personnel file?

Good! You’re back! I hope you saved some money.

Let’s talk about personnel file requests. This seemingly straightforward area of HR can actually be quite complicated as state laws can differ dramatically and impose specific rules. Does “inspect” include the right to copy? I have no idea. But here’s an article for you: Click here for “When a ‘Simple’ Personnel File Request Is Not So Simple.”

Those of you not located in Connecticut (the article’s example state)… which I’m pretty sure is all of you—feel free to tweet me that I’m wrong (using hashtag #heyyouarewrong)—should log in to your state Human Resources Manual on for your specific state info regarding personnel file requests.


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