An extensive collection of key workplace federal documents from the Commission on Family and Medical Leave, Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs, Department of Labor Special Reports, Dunlop Commission, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Glass Ceiling Commission, Women's Bureau, and more.

The Key Workplace Documents series was established by Stuart Basefsky, an Information Specialist and Instructor at Catherwood Library and Director of the IWS News Bureau for the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS). Content for the series is currently selected by librarians and staff of the Catherwood Library.

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Manuscripts from 2015

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Health Care for Veterans: Traumatic Brain Injury, Erin Bagalman

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Young Adult Migration: 2007-2009 to 2010-2012, Megan J. Benetsky, Charlynn A. Burd, and Melanie A. Rapino

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Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program: An Overview, Kristin B. Blom and Ada S. Cornell

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The Federal Minimum Wage: In Brief, David H. Bradley

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Understanding Health Plan Types: What's in a Name?, Bonita Briscoe

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FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program: Background and Considerations for Congress, Jared T. Brown and Daniel J. Richardson

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Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2015, Ida A. Brudnick

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Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables, Ida A. Brudnick

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A Look At Pay At The Top, The Bottom, And In Between, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Constitutional Analysis of Suspicionless Drug Testing Requirements for the Receipt of Governmental Benefits, David H. Carpenter

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Do We Know Why Earnings Fall with Job Displacement?, William J. Carrington and Bruce C. Fallick

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The Cost of 'Basic Necessities' Has Risen Slightly More Than Inflation Over the Last 30 Years, Jonathan Church

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers: Reauthorization Proposals in the 114th Congress, In Brief, Benjamin Collins

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Budgetary and Economic Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act, Congressional Budget Office

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options, Congressional Budget Office

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An Overview of the Employment-Population Ratio, Sarah A. Donovan

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Sex Trafficking: Proposals in the 114th Congress to Amend Federal Criminal Law, Charles Doyle

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Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: FY2015 Appropriations, Daniel H. Else, Sidath Viranga Panangala, and Umar Moulta-Ali

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy, Ian F. Fergusson

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions, Ian F. Fergusson and Richard S. Beth

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations and Issues for Congress, Ian F. Fergusson, Mark A. McMinimy, and Brock R. Williams

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations and Issues for Congress, Ian F. Fergusson, Mark A. McMinimy, and Brock R. Williams

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Domestic Human Trafficking Legislation in the 114th Congress, Kristin Finklea, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, and Alison Siskin

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Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress, Kristin Finklea, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, and Alison Siskin

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Movies, Music, and Sports: U.S. Entertainment Spending, 2008-2013, Ann C. Foster

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Poverty in the United States: 2013, Thomas Gabe

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Former Presidents: Pensions, Office Allowances, and Other Federal Benefits, Wendy Ginsberg and Daniel J. Richardson

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Congressional Careers: Service Tenure and Patterns of Member Service, 1789-2015, Matthew E. Glassman and Amber Hope Wilhelm

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Tax Havens: International Tax Avoidance and Evasion, Jane G. Gravelle

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The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer, Elayne j. Heisler and Erin Bagalman

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Gasoline Prices: Cyclical Trends and Market Developments, Lori E. Hoglund

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Federal Employees’ Retirement System: The Role of the Thrift Savings Plan, Katelin P. Isaacs

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U.S. Trade with Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Partners, James K. Jackson

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The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014: Overview and Issues, William A. Kandel, Jerome P. Bjelopera, Andorra Bruno, and Alison Siskin

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Military Pay: Key Questions and Answers, Lawrence Kapp and Barbara Salazar Torreon

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Trends In Long-term Unemployment, Karen Kosanovich and Eleni Theodossiou Sherman

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Producer Inflation in 2014: Energy Prices Drop but Prices for Services Advance, Joseph Kowal, Lana Borgie, Brian Hergt, and Antonio Lombardozzi

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Assistance to Firefighters Program: Distribution of Fire Grant Funding, Lennard G. Kruger

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Individual Mandate Under the ACA, Annie L. Mach

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Criminal History Records: Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records Used Employment-Related Background Checks for Employment-Related Background Checks, David C. Maurer

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The 2014 Plunge in Import Petroleum Prices: What Happened?, Dave Mead and Porscha Stiger

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Disability Insurance Plans: Trends in Employee Access and Employer Costs, Kristen Monaco

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U.S. Trade Concepts, Performance, and Policy: Frequently Asked Questions, Wayne M. Morrison, Mary Jane Bolle, Craig K. Elwell, James K. Jackson, Vivian C. Jones, and M. Angeles Villareal

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Veterans’ Benefits: The Impact of Military Discharges on Basic Eligibility, Umar Moulta-Ali and Sidath Viranga Panangala

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Frequently Asked Questions, Angela Napili

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Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2015, National Science Foundation

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Keystone XL Pipeline: Overview and Recent Developments, Paul W. Parformak, Linda Luther, Richard K. Lattanzio, Jonathan L. Ramseur, Adam Vann, Robert Pirog, and Ian F. Fergusson

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Keystone XL Pipeline: Overview and Recent Developments, Paul W. Parformak, Linda Luther, Richard K. Lattanzio, Jonathan L. Ramseur, Adam Vann, Robert Pirog, and Ian F. Fergusson

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Falling Gasoline Prices Lead to Lowest Inflation Since 2008, Stephen B. Reed

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Genetic Testing: Background and Policy Issues, Amanda K. Sarata

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U.S. Farm Income Outlook for 2015, Randy Schnepf

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The Social Security Retirement Age: In Brief, Gary Sidor

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Fatherhood Initiatives: Connecting Fathers to Their Children, Carmen Solomon-Fears

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Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare, Eli R. Stoltzfus

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Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally- Administered Defined Benefit Data Summary Report: 2013, Phillip Vidal

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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), M. Angeles Villareal and Ian F. Fergusson

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A Look at Today's Pension Equity Plans, William J. Wiatrowski

Manuscripts from 2014

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Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners, Elizabeth Ashack

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Intelligence Whistleblower Protections: In Brief, Rodney M. Berry

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Trends in Producer Prices Between e-Commerce and Brick-and-mortar Retail Trade Establishments, Lana Borgie

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State Minimum Wages: An Overview, David H. Bradley

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Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2014, Ida A. Brudnick

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Salaries of Members of Congress: Recent Actions and Historical Tables, Ida A. Brudnick

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Trends in Unemployment and Other Labor Market Difficulties, Vernon Brundage

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Unauthorized Aliens in the United States: Policy Discussion, Andorra Bruno

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Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: A Pilot Study of Job-Transfer or Work-Restriction Cases, 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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How Frequently do Private Businesses Pay Workers?, Matt Burgess

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Constitutional Analysis of Suspicionless Drug Testing Requirements for the Receipt of Governmental Benefits, David H. Carpenter

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The Volcker Rule: A Legal Analysis, David H. Carpenter and M. Maureen Murphy

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Executive Orders: Issuance, Modification, and Revocation, Vivian S. Chu and Todd Garvey

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High-Income Household Spending And The Economic Recovery, Aaron E. Cobet

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Employment for Veterans: Trends and Programs, Benjamin Collins, Robert Jay Dilger, Cassandria Dortch, Lawrence Kapp, Sean Lowry, and Libby Perl

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Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output in 2013, Congressional Budget Office

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Federal Policies and Innovation, Congressional Budget Office

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The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2011, Congressional Budget Office

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The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas From Shale, Congressional Budget Office

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The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income, Congressional Budget Office

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Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014, Congressional Budget Office

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Free Trade Agreements: Impact on U.S. Trade and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy, William H. Cooper

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy, William H. Cooper

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions, William H. Cooper, Ian F. Fergusson, and Richard S. Beth

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U.S. Foreign Trade in Services: Trends and U.S. Policy Challenges, William H. Cooper and Rebecca M. Nelson

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Restaurants Help Feed Job Growth: How the Leisure and Hospitality Industry Fared After the Recent Employment Downturn, John Coughlan

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How Has Labor Force Participation Among Young Moms and Dads Changed? A Comparison of Two Cohorts, Judith Dey

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Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation, Robert Jay Dilger

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Career and Technical Education (CTE): A Primer, Cassandria Dortch

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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet, Craig K. Elwell

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The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class, Craig K. Elwell

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): An Overview, Gene Falk

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): An Overview, Gene Falk and Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

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Federal Minimum Wage, Tax-Transfer Earnings Supplements, and Poverty, Gene Falk, Thomas Gabe, and David H. Bradley

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Poverty: Major Themes in Past Debates and Current Proposals, Gene Falk and Karen Spar

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In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers, Federal Reserve Board

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Negotiations and Issues for Congress, Ian F. Fergusson, Mark A. McMinimy, and Brock R. Williams

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Vulnerable Youth: Background and Policies, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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New Education Classification Better Reflects Income and Spending Patterns in the Consumer Expenditure Survey, Ann C. Foster

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Status of Mexican Trucks in the United States: Frequently Asked Questions, John Frittelli

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Poverty in the United States: 2013, Thomas Gabe

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Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013, Thomas Gabe

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