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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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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Healthcare Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelor's Degree, Emily Richards Rolen

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

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Impact of the 2015 U.S. Dollar Rise on Export Prices and on the Agricultural Industry, Tamar Rosenstein

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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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Defined Contribution Retirement Plans: Who Has Them and What Do They Cost?, Eli R. Stoltzfus

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

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The Peace Corps: Current Issues, Curt Tarnoff

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: A Look At The Future Of The U.S. Labor Force To 2060, Mitra Toossi

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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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Advancing LGBT Workplace Rights, U.S. Department of Labor

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Navigating the Demands of Work and Eldercare, U.S. Department of Labor

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Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for: Paid Leave Analysis Grants, U.S. Department of Labor

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What’s the Difference? Paid Sick Leave, FMLA, and Paid Family and Medical Leave, U.S. Department of Labor

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Why Parental Leave For Fathers Is So Important For Working Families, U.S. Department of Labor

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Non-compete Contracts: Economic Effects and Policy Implications, U.S. Department of the Treasury

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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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You're Getting a Pension: What are Your Options?, William J. Wiatrowski

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What the Consumer Expenditure Survey Tells us about Mortgage Instruments Before and After the Housing Collapse, Taylor J. Wilson

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The High-Tech Industry, What is it and Why it Matters to our Economic Future, Michael Wolf and Dalton Terrell

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2016 Paid Leave Analysis Grant Program: Frequently Asked Questions, Women's Bureau

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Black Women in the Labor Force (Infographic), Women's Bureau

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Breaking Down the Gender Wage Gap, Women's Bureau

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Findings From the 2014 Paid Leave Analysis Grants Program, Women's Bureau

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Hispanic Women in the Labor Force (Infographic), Women's Bureau

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Pay Secrecy, Women's Bureau

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The Economic Status of Women of Color: A Snapshot, Women's Bureau

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Working Mothers Issue Brief, Women's Bureau

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Trends in Employer Costs for Defined Benefit Plans, Richard Works

Manuscripts from 2015

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The Road to Jobs for Women in Construction: How States Secure Federal Highway Funds

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Health Care for Veterans: Traumatic Brain Injury, Erin Bagalman

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Paid Family Leave, Fathers’ Leave-Taking, and Leave-Sharing in Dual-Earner Households, Ann Bartel, Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, Jenna Stearns, and Jane Waldfogel

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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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2014 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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Progress in Implementing Chapter 16 (Labor) and Capacity-Building under the Dominican Republic – Central America – United States Free Trade Agreement, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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Public Report of Review of U.S. Submission 2012-01 (Honduras), Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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

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A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fifty Years of Looking at Changes in People's Lives, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Consumer Expenditures in 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: A Pilot Study of Job-Transfer or Work-Restriction Cases, 2011-2013, 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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The Albelda Clayton-Matthews Paid Family and Medical Leave Simulator Model Documentation, Alan Clayton-Matthews and Randy Alberta

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: New Estimates Of Personal Taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey, Aaron E. Cobet

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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