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 2016

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Numerical Limits on Permanent Employment-Based Immigration: Analysis of the Per-country Ceilings, Carla N. Argueta

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Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention, Erin Bagalman

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Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government, Christina Miracle Bailey and Jennifer E. Manning

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

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

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State Minimum Wages: An Overview, David H. Bradley

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Workplace Injuries And Illnesses And Employer Costs For Workers’ Compensation, Chalita Brandly

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Equal Employment Opportunity: Strengthening Oversight Could Improve Federal Contractor Nondiscrimination Compliance, Cindy Brown Barnes

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Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2016, Ida A. Brudnick

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

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

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Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 114th Congress, Andorra Bruno, Carla N. Argueta, Jerome P. Bjelopera, Michael John Garcia, William A. Kandel, and Alison Siskin

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Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 114th Congress, Andorra Bruno, Carla N. Argueta, Jerome P. Bjelopera, Michael John Garcia, William A. Kandel, Alison Siskin, and Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Apprenticeship in the United States: Frequently Asked Questions, Benjamin Collins

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers and the TAA Reauthorization Act of 2015, Benjamin Collins

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Trends in the Joblessness and Incarceration of Young Men, Congressional Budget Office

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Expenditures on Cellular Phone Services Have Increased Significantly Since 2007, Brett Creech

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What Does the Gig Economy Mean for Workers?, Sarah A. Donovan, David H. Bradley, and Jon O. Shimabukuru

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Child Labor Provisions, Sarah A. Donovan and Jon O. Shimabukuro

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GI Bill Legislation Considered in the 114th Congress, Cassandria Dortch

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GI Bills Enacted Prior to 2008 and Related Veterans’ Educational Assistance Programs: A Primer, Cassandria Dortch

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Eating and Drinking in Miami: Consumer Expenditures, 2010-14, Matthew Dotson

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Federal Minimum Wage, Tax-Transfer Earnings Supplements, and Poverty, 2016 Update: In Brief, Gene Falk

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Size and Characteristics of the Cash Assistance Caseload, Gene Falk

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions, Gene Falk

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions, Gene Falk

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant Legislation in the 114th Congress, Gene Falk, Natalie Keegan, and Clinton T. Brass

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Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments, Jody Feder and Benjamin Collins

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms, Rachel F. Fefer

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Key Provisions and Issues for Congress, Ian F. Fergusson and Brock R. Williams

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A Closer Look at the Spending Patterns of Older Americans, Ann C. Foster

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Household Healthcare Spending in 2014, Ann C. Foster

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The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce: Background and Congressional Oversight Issues for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Kathryn A. Francis and Wendy Ginsberg

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Consumer Financial Projection Bureau: Additional Actions Needed to Support a Fair and Inclusive Workplace, Daniel Garcia-Diaz

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

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Federal Workforce: Lessons Learned for Engaging Millennials and Other Age Groups, Robert Goldenkoff

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Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education, Heather B. Gonzalez and Jody Feder

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The Veterans Health Administration and Medical Education: A Fact Sheet, Elayne J. Heisler and Sidath Viranga Panangala

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Employment Patterns in Political Organizations, Douglas Himes

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Unemployment Insurance: Consequences of Changes in State Unemployment Compensation Laws, Katelin P. Isaacs

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Analysis of Economic Studies, James K. Jackson

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

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Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers: In Brief, Nathan James

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Military Benefits for Former Spouses: Legislation and Policy Issues, Kristy Kamarck

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress, Kristy N. Kamarck

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Military Retirement: Background and Recent Developments, Kristy N. Kamarck

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The Selective Service System and Draft Registration: Issues for Congress, Kristy N. Kamarck

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Military Officer Personnel Management: Key Concepts and Statutory Provisions, Lawrence Kapp

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Producer Prices in 2015: Services Inflation Slows, Goods Prices Continue to Decrease, Joseph Kowal, Scott Sager, Lana Conforti, and Brian Hergt

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Excise Tax on High-Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage: In Brief, Annie L. Mach

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Overview of the Appeal Process for Veterans’ Claims, R. Chuck Mason

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, Mark A. McMinimy

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Social Security: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), William R. Morton

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

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Expedited Removal Authority for VA Senior Executives (38 U.S.C. § 713): Selected Legal Issues, Thomas J. Nicola

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Social Security Primer, Dawn Nuschler

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Health Care for Dependents and Survivors of Veterans, Sidath Viranga Panangala

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Health Care for Veterans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Sidath Viranga Panangala

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Impact of the Strengthening Dollar on U.S. Import Prices in 2015, Kristen Reed

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Trafficking in Persons and U.S. Foreign Policy Responses in the 114th Congress, Liana W. Rosen

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Money for Something: Music Licensing in the 21st Century, Dana A. Scherer

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U.S. Farm Income Outlook for 2016, Randy Schnepf

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The Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce: Background, Analysis, and Questions for Congress, Moshe Schwartz, Kathryn A. Francis, and Charles V. O'Connor

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Workplace Safety and Health: Additional Efforts Needed to Help Protect Health Care Workers from Workplace Violence, Andrew Sherrill

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Agricultural Disaster Assistance, Megan Stubbs

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Military Funeral Honors for Veterans, Scott D. Szymendera

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OSHA State Plans: In Brief, with Examples from California and Arizona, Scott D. Szymendera

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The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA): Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees, Scott D. Szymendera

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Veterans’ Benefits: Burial Benefits and National Cemeteries, Scott D. Szymendera

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Who Is a “Veteran”? — Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits, Scott D. Szymendera

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Workers’ Compensation: Overview and Issues, Scott D. Szymendera

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The Peace Corps: Current Issues, Curt Tarnoff

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Benefit Reductions in the Central States Multiemployer DB Pension Plan: Frequently Asked Questions, John J. Topoleski and Gary Sidor

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Retirement Security: Better Information on Income Replacement Rates Needed to Help Workers Plan for Retirement, United States Government Accountability Office

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Temporary Professional, Managerial, and Skilled Foreign Workers: Policy and Trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Julie M. Whittaker

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The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Employer Shared Responsibility Determination and the Potential Employer Penalty, Julie M. Whittaker

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Unemployment Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 114th Congress, Julie M. Whittaker and Katelin P. Isaacs

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Trends in Employer Costs for Defined Benefit Plans, Richard Works

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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Disability Insurance: Preliminary Observations on Overpayments and Beneficiary Work Reporting, Daniel Bertoni

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Veterans' Disability Benefits: Improvements Needed to Better Ensure VA Unemployability Decisions Are Well Supported, Daniel Bertoni

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

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Laws Affecting the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Kristin B. Blom and Ada S. Cornell

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

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the One-Stop Delivery System, 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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Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures, Andorra Bruno

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

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Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, 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 and the TAA Reauthorization Act of 2015, Benjamin Collins

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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