Brigham Young University. Benefits Committee

The Benefits Committee was created around 1972. This Committee was chaired by B. Keith Duffin (1972-1984) and Warren R. Nielsen (1984-1990). The Benefits Committee acted in an advisory capacity to Personnel Services in its administration of benefits programs; it represented faculty, staff, and administration in discussions concerning benefits; it considered and advised special complaints relating to benefits; evaluated the benefits programs and proposed improvements; research new ideas for benefits and propose these to Administration. The Benefits Office took over some of these responsibilities when it was created in 1968 such as ongoing research and evaluation for improvements.

Variant Names

Personnel & Employee Benefits Committee


Established: 1972

Abolished: 1989

Location: Provo, Utah (1972-1989)


The function of the Benefits Committee was to review, advise and recommend policies and action pertaining to employee benefits.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The members of the Benefits Committee were appointed by the University President and represented related staff and administration. The Committee reported to the Staff Personnel Committee. The chairman of the Benefits Committee was originally the Director of University Personnel Services, and later the Assistant Vice President - Personnel. The Supervisor of the Benefits Office was a member of this committee.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Staff Personnel Committee (1972-1989)

Associated unit: Brigham Young University. Benefits Office (1972-1989)

Associated Archival Materials

Ben E. Lewis Records and Correspondence (UA 1326)

Employee Relations/Equal Employment Opportunity Office records, 1967-1996 (UA 1289 box 20)


UPB files, Sept. 20, 2010: (Appointed by the President; responsible to the Personnel Committee; B. Keith Duffin, Chairman; Director of University Personnel Services, chairman)

Brigham Young University Committees, 1980-1984 (UA 791 Fol 1): (Assistant Vice President - Personnel, Chairman)

Ben E. Lewis Records and Correspondence, 1948-1980: (The Benefits Office took over some responsibilities from the Benefits Committee when it was created in 1968) (UA 1326 box 8)

Records, 1968-1978 (variant name) (UA 911.9.8)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00251

Creator: JDM