This is a collection of CRS Reports on workplace issues, which have been produced as unbiased responses to Congressional Requests at the Library of Congress.

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Manuscripts from 2008

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Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Acto of 1979: Background, Provisions, and Cost, James M. Bickley

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Stock Options: The Backdating Issue, James M. Bickley and Gary Shorter

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Overview of Labor Enforcement Issues in Free Trade Agreements, Mary Jane Bolle

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Proposed Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues, Mary Jane Bolle

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Salaries of Members of Congress: A List of Payable Rates and Effective Dates, 1789-2008, Ida A. Brudnick

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The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process, Ida A. Brudnick

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Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs, Andorra Bruno

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Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures, Andorra Bruno

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Inequality in the Distribution of Income: Trends and International Comparisons, Brian W. Cashell

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Who Are the “Middle Class”?, Brian W. Cashell

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U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry: Federal Financial Assistance and Restructuring, Stephen Cooney

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The Federal Workforce: Characteristics and Trends, Curtis W. Copeland

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Veteran Benefits: An Overview, Carol D. Davis, Sidath Viranga Panangala, and Christine Scott

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China-U.S. Relations: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy, Kerry Dumbaugh

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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): A Legal Overview, Jody Feder

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Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis, Jody Feder

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U.S. Airline Industry: Issues and Role of Congress, John W. Fischer, Bart Elias, and Robert S. Kirk

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Former Presidents: Pensions, Office Allowances, and Other Federal Benefits, Wendy Ginsberg

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U.S. Postal Service Workforce Size and Employment Categories, 1987-2007, Wendy Ginsberg

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Economic Development Assistance for Communities Affected by Employment Changes Due to Military Base Closures, Oscar Gonzales

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Former NFL Players: Disabilities, Benefits, and Related Issues, L. Elaine Halchin

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The Effect of State-Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on Social Security Benefits and Pensions, Laura Haltzel and Patrick Purcell

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Income Inequality, Income Mobility, and Economic Policy: U.S. Trends in the 1980s and 1990s, Thomas L. Hungerford

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Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, James K. Jackson

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Part B Regulations, Nancy Lee Jones and Ann Lordeman

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International Trade: Rules of Origin, Vivian C. Jones and Michael F. Martin

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Reserve Component Personnel Issues: Questions and Answers, Lawrence Kapp

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Alien Smuggling: Recent Legislative Developments, Yule Kim

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Investment Policy: Issues for Congress, Kelly Kinneen and Patrick Purcell

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The Quasi Government: Hybrid Organizations with Both Government and Private Sector Legal Characteristics, Kevin R. Kosar

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The U.S. Postal Service’s Use of Contractors to Deliver Mail, Kevin R. Kosar

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Coal Mine Safety and Health, Linda Levine

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Job Loss and Infrastructure Job Creation During the Recession, Linda Levine

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Leave Benefits in the United States, Linda Levine

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Worker Safety in the Construction Industry: The Crane and Derrick Standard, Linda Levine

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China’s Economic Conditions, Wayne M. Morrison

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China-U.S. Trade Issues, Wayne M. Morrison

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The Future Role of U.S. Trade Policy: An Overview, Wayne M. Morrison and William H. Cooper

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Converting Retirement Savings into Income: Annuities and Periodic Withdrawals, Janemarie Mulvey and Patrick Purcell

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The U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement: Effects After Three Years, Dick K. Nanto

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Border Security: The Role of the U.S. Border Patrol, Blas Nunez-Neto

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Disability Retirement for Federal Employees, Patrick Purcell

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Federal Employees: Pay and Pension Increases Since 1969, Patrick Purcell

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Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2007, Patrick Purcell

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Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) Plans: Early Withdrawals and Required Distributions, Patrick Purcell

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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement and Survivor Annuities for Former Spouses of Federal Employees, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress, Patrick Purcell

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Summary of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Patrick Purcell and Jennifer Staman

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Social Security Reform: Possible Effects on the Elderly Poor and Mitigation Options, Kathleen Romig

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Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview, Wendy H. Schacht

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Federal Employees: Human Resources Management Flexibilities in Emergency Situations, Barbara L. Schwemle

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Afro-Latinos in Latin America and Considerations for U.S. Policy, Clare Ribando Seelke

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Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress, Clare Ribando Seelke and Alison Siskin

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Labor-Management Relations and the Federal Aviation Administration: Background and Current Legislative Issues, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2007, Stephen W. Stathis

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Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers: Current Issues and Legislation, John J. Topoleski

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Traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs): A Primer, John J. Topoleski

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NAFTA and the Mexican Economy, M. Angeles Villarreal and Marisabel Cid

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Unauthorized Aliens’ Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues, Ruth Ellen Wasem and Karma Ester

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Current Law and Selected Proposals Extending Unemployment Compensation, Julie M. Whitaker

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Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Julie M. Whittaker

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Davis-Bacon Act Coverage and the State Revolving Fund Program Under the Clean Water Act, William G. Whittaker

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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Continuing Issues in the Debate, William G. Whittaker

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Largest Mergers and Acquisitions by Corporations in 2007, John Williamson

Manuscripts from 2007

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)/Fast-Track Renewal: Labor Issues, Mary Jane Bolle

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Renewal: Core Labor Standards Issues: A Brief Overview, Mary Jane Bolle

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Who Are the “Middle Class”?, Brian W. Cashell

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Family Caregiving to the Older Population: Background, Federal Programs, and Issues for Congress, Kirsten J. Colello

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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Employment: National and State Trends and Issues, Stephen Cooney

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Steel: Price and Policy Issues, Stephen Cooney

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Issues for the 110th Congress, Gene Falk

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Federal Prison Industries, Nathan James

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Health Care Spending and the Aging of the Population, Jennifer Jenson

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Health Care Spending: Context and Policy, Jennifer Jenson

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Spending by Consumers on Health Care and Health Insurance: A Data Brief, Jennifer Jenson

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Spending by Employers on Health Insurance: A Data Brief, Jennifer Jenson

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Health Insurance Basics: Roles for the Market and Government in Providing, Financing, and Regulating Private Insurance Coverage, Jennifer Jenson and Bernadette Fernandez

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Genetic Non-discrimination in Employment: A Comparison of Title II Provisions in S. 358 and H.R. 493, 110th Congress, Nancy Lee Jones

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The Financial Health of the Pension Guaranty Benefit Corporation (PBGC), William J. Klunk

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Leave Benefits in the United States, Linda Levine

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The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Linda Levine

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The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Linda Levine

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Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations: A Report on the Department of Labor's Request for Information, Victoria A. Lipnic and Paul DeCamp

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Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Status and Issues , Christine M. Matthews

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Labor Union Recognition Procedures: Use of Secret Ballots and Card Checks, Gerald Mayer

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U.S. Health Care Spending: Comparison with Other OECD Countries, Chris L. Peterson and Rachel Burton

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Consumer Spending by Older Americans, 1985 to 2005, Patrick Purcell

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Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2006, Patrick Purcell

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Lump-Sum Distributions Under the Pension Protection Act, Patrick Purcell

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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Savings Accounts: Fees, Expenses, and Account Balances, Patrick Purcell

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The Retirement Savings Tax Credit: A Fact Sheet, Patrick Purcell

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Genetic Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance: A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Title I Provisions in H.R. 493 and S. 358, C. Stephen Redhead

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act: A Primer, Wayne C. Riddle and Rebecca R. Skinner

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Railroad Retirement Board Annuities for Widows and Widowers, Kathleen Romig

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Excessive CEO Pay: Background and Policy Approaches, Gary Shorter, Mark Jickling, and Alison A. Raab