Arranged by department and most have an index in the front. Information given includes name of officer, position,rate of pay p.a.,amts paid each month. There is also a remarks column. Later volumes give authority number. Pensioners are included. Not all public servants are in these registers. For example, day labour employed by Housing in the sixties were a sub group paid under the Homes Act and were not public servants.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.