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 2017

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Supplemental Security Income: SSA Could Strengthen Its Efforts to Encourage Employment for Transition-Age Youth, Daniel Bertoni

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

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The Cost of Care: New Insights into Healthcare Spending Growth, Ralph Bradley

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Understanding the Labor Productivity and Compensation Gap, Michael Brill, Corey Holman, Chris Morris, Ronjoy Raichoudhary, and Noah Yosif

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Job Corps: Preliminary Observations on Student Safety and Security Data, Cindy Brown Barnes

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Reception and Placement of Refugees in the United States, Andorra Bruno

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Women at Work, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2016, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Spending Habits of Urban Consumers and "Blue-Collar" Consumers Living in Urban Areas, 1984 and 2015, Jonathan Church

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The Civil Service Reform Act: Due Process and Misconduct-Related Adverse Actions, Jared P. Cole

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Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015, Congressional Budget Office

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Labor Force Experiences of Recent Veterans, Congressional Budget Office

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Use with Caution: Interpreting Consumer Expenditure Income Group Data, Veri Crain and Taylor J. Wilson

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How do United States Consumer Expenditures Compare with the United Kingdom and Japan, Brett Creech

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How do United States Consumer Expenditures Compare with the United Kingdom and Japan?, Brett Creech

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Paid Family Leave in the United States, Sarah A. Donovan

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Air Traffic Inc.: Considerations Regarding the Corporatization of Air Traffic Control, Bart Elias

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Extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant in the Consolidated Appropriations Act: In Brief, Gene Falk

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Subsidized Employment Demonstration Proposal: In Brief, Gene Falk

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: STEM Occupations - Past, Present, and Future, Stella Fayer, Alan Lacey, and Audrey Watson

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U.S. Trade in Services: Trends and Policy Issues, Rachel F. Fefer

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Vulnerable Youth: Employment and Job Training Programs, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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Federal Workforce: Sustained Attention to Human Capital Leading Practices Can Help Improve Agency Performance, Robert Goldenkoff

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The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: Recent Evidence and Implications for the Social Security Retirement Age, Katelin P. Isaacs and Sharmila Choudhury

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Older Workers: Phased Retirement Programs, Although Uncommon, Provide Flexibility for Workers and Employers, Charles A. Jeszeck

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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and U.S. Agriculture, Renée Johnson

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

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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response: The SAFER Grant Program, Lennard G. Kruger

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Job Creation in the Manufacturing Revival, Marc Levinson

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U.S. Manufacturing in International Perspective, Marc Levinson

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What Is Manufacturing? Why Does the Definition Matter?, Marc Levinson

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Judicial Review of Medicaid Work Requirements Under Section 1115 Demonstrations, Edward C. Liu and Jennifer A. Staman

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Comparison of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), Annie L. Mach

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H.R. 1628: The American Health Care Act (AHCA), Annie L. Mach

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Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile, Jennifer E. Manning

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How Pay and Benefits Change as Job Level Rises: Data from the National Compensation Survey, Kristen Monaco

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

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Department of Veterans Affairs FY2017 Appropriations, Sidath Viranga Panangala

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VA Housing: Guaranteed Loans, Direct Loans, and Specially Adapted Housing Grants, Libby Perl

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Strategic Human Capital Management: NRC Could Better Manage the Size and Composition of Its Workforce by Further Incorporating Leading Practices, Frank Rusco

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Homeless Veterans: VA Should Improve Reporting on the Benefits Provided by Leases of Unneeded Property, Rebecca Shea

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Collective Bargaining and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute: Selected Legal Issues, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2016, Social Security Administration

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Below Trend: The U.S. Productivity Slowdown Since the Great Recession, Shawn Sprague

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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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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Women in the Workforce Before, During, and after the Great Recession, Mitra Toossi and Teresa L. Morisi

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Proposed Multiemployer Composite Plans: Background and Analysis, John J. Topoleski

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Department of Labor’s 2016 Fiduciary Rule: Background and Issues, John J. Topoleski and Gary Shorter

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

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Unemployment Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 115th Congress, Julie M. Whittaker and Katelin P. Isaacs

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Coverage Across Wage Groups, David Wile

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Sports and Exercise, Rose A. Woods

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The Cost of Crisis: Why Stock Fees Rise when Markets Slip, Jason Wrobel

Manuscripts from 2016

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The Consumer Price Index Continued its Slowdown in 2015: Energy was the Main Factor, Bradley Akin

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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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Assessing Rhode Island’s Temporary Caregiver Insurance Act: Insights from a Survey of Employers, Ann Bartel, Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, and Jane Waldfogel

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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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2015 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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Public Report of Review of U.S. Submission 2015-01 (Peru), Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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A Profile of the Working Poor, 2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: A Look at Healthcare Spending, Employment, Pay, Benefits, and Prices, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Consumer Expenditures in 2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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What Happened to Ethanol Producer Prices after Passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard?, Wander Cedeño

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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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CBO’s 2016 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information, Congressional Budget Office

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The Economic Effects of Canceling Scheduled Changes to Overtime Regulations, Congressional Budget Office

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

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The Gender Pay Gap on the Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Council of Economic Advisers

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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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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Union Membership In The United States, Megan Dunn and James Walker

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Using Gasoline Data to Explain Inelasticity, Eliana Eitches and Vera Crain

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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