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Dear Mr. Eldredge,
Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!
A person working on a military base as a civilian could be in one of two categories: contractors who were paid with private funds or federal employees paid with public funds. The National Archives will only have Official Personnel Files (OPF) of the latter.
The first thing we suggest would be to check the 1950 Federal Register. This annual publication lists every federal employee, their official title, and salary. You may search for the last name within this .pdf (Ctrl+F). This will provide you with the agency and sub-agency the person worked for. Follow this link for a search result page that provides you with the Federal Registers from 1950-1954. If you search each year, you will be able to confirm if they were still employed with the Federal Government past 1951.
If this person was employed with the Federal Government before 1952, please contact our St. Louis location. If they were still employed in 1952 or if you’re still unsure of the exact date of separation of service, contact the Valmeyer Annex. If they determine St. Louis has the file, they will refer you to them.
We hope this information has been helpful!
My experience has been that Official Registes for the 1950s don't always list every single employee, and sometimes just list senior leadership.
Thank you for the guidance. Crossing fingers!
no luck using the link to find the name of interest..