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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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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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

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

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Is There a Judicial Remedy for Victims of Federal Data Breaches?, Congressional Research Service

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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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Access to Specific Provision Employer-Provided Benefits: New Estimates, Keenan Dworak-Fisher

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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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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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Need-Tested Benefits: Estimated Eligibility and Benefit Receipt by Families and Individuals, Gene Falk, Alison Mitchell, Karen E. Lynch, Maggie McCarty, William R. Morton, and Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

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Sex Discrimination and the United States Supreme Court: Developments in the Law, Jody Feder

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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): In Brief, 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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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: Employment and Job Training Programs, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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Vulnerable Youth: Federal Mentoring Programs and Issues, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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Cyber Intrusion into U.S. Office of Personnel Management: In Brief, Kristin Finklea, Michelle D. Christensen, Eric A. Fischer, Susan V. Lawrence, and Catherine A. Theohary

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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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Selected Characteristics of Savings and Thrift Plans for Private Industry Workers, John E. Foster and David C. Zook

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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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Federal Workforce: Additional Analysis and Sharing of Promising Practices Could Improve Employee Engagement and Performance, Government Accountability Office

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Veterans' Employment: Need for Further Workshops Should Be Considered Before Making Decisions on Their Future, Government Accountability Office

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

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The Effect of Base-Broadening Measures on Labor Supply and Investment: Considerations for Tax Reform, Jane G. Gravelle and Donald J. Marples

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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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Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Federal Civil Service Annuities, Katelin P. Isaacs

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Federal Employees’ Retirement System: Benefits and Financing, Katelin P. Isaacs

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Federal Employees’ Retirement System: Budget and Trust Fund Issues, Katelin P. Isaacs

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

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Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress, Katelin P. Isaacs

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

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FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues, Don J. Jansen, Kristy N. Kamarck, Lawrence Kapp, and Barbara Salazar Torreon

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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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What are the Department of Defense (DOD) Policies on Transgender Service?, Kristy N. Kamarck

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Women in Combat: Issues for Congress, Kristy N. Kamarck

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Women in Combat: Issues for Congress, Kristy N. Kamarck

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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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Concurrent Receipt of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI): Background and Legislative Proposals, William R. Morton

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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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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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VA Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 1994), as Reported to the House, Thomas J. Nicola, Maeve P. Carey, Katelin P. Isaacs, Barbara L. Schwemle, and Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Department of Veterans Affairs FY2016 Appropriations: In Brief, Sidath Viranga Panangala

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

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Veterans’ Medical Care: FY2016 Appropriations, Sidath Viranga Panangala

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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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Veterans and Homelessness, Libby Perl

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An Introduction to Health Insurance: What Should a Consumer Know?, Carol Rapaport

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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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Employer Wellness Programs and Genetic Information: Frequently Asked Questions, Aman K. Sarata

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

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Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues, Lisa Seghetti

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Agricultural Disaster Assistance, Dennis A. Shields

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Farm Safety Net Programs: Background and Issues, Dennis A. Shields

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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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Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, 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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Who Is a “Veteran”?—Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits, Scott D. Szymendera

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Veterans’ Benefits: Pension Benefit Programs, Scott D. Szymendera and Carol D. Davis