Series VPRS 11958
Case Files Register, known as Case Tracking Labels
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Date Range: Series 1984 - 1996
  Series in Custody 1984 - 1996
  Contents 1984 - 1996
Public Access: 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
1984 - 1993 Industrial Relations Commission VA 1009
1993 - 1996 Employee Relations Commission VA 3125
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? 1997 - cont Australian Industrial Relations Commission VA 4048
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    As these records are arranged in case number order researchers will need to know the approximate date a hearing was heard (this may be ascertained by consulting the List of Hearings (VPRS 11959). This list also contains the case number).

    Once the date is ascertained researchers should then consult the consignment details for the unit relevant to the number required.

  • Function / Content
    This series was created to provide a register of cases heard by the Industrial Relations Commission (VA 1009) and Employee Relations Commission (VA 3125) between 1981 and 1996. This series consists of cards (known as labels) that are pasted into a book. The Commission also operated a computer database system (which, unfortunately, no longer exists) and these labels were used as a backup system as the computer database was prone to unreliability.

    It is not known whether the cards were produced to input data into the database or were produced as a hard copy version of the information contained on the database.

    Details on each card includes the case number, date case was lodged, a brief precis of the case (which can include a reference to the relevant Act/Award), names of the parties involved and the type of case being heard (ie. appeal against dismissal, application for a particular organisation to be recognised within a particular award).

  • Recordkeeping System
    The cards that constitute this series were pasted in a book in case number order. Each case number was allocated an annual single number (ie: case number 87/234 would be the 234th case in 1987). This series provides access to the Commission Files (VPRS 9599).

    A computer database was used to track case numbers and had the facility to use keyword searches. Unfortunately as at March 1999 this computer system was no longer existence. The computer database was produced in-house by the Commission, although its exact format and specifications were not known.

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Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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1984 - 1996 Case Files, Annual Single Number System VPRS 9599
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1984 - 1996 Open 50
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