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 2014

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The Corporate Income Tax System: Overview and Options for Reform, Mark P. Keightley

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The Corporate Income Tax System: Overview and Options for Reform, Mark P. Keightley and Molly F. Sherlock

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U.S. International Corporate Taxation: Basic Concepts and Policy Issues, Mark P. Keightley and Jeffrey M. Stupak

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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Commemorates 20 Years of Occupational Safety and Health Data, Laura Kesy and Steve Pegula

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Persistence of a High Unemployment Rate in New York City During the Recent Recovery, Martin Kohli

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Improvements to the Producer Price Index measure: The Final-Demand-Intermediate-Demand System, Joseph Kowal, Lana Borgie, Brian Hergt, and Antonio Lombardozzi

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Returning to Full Employment: What Do the Indicators Tell Us?, Marc Labonte

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Systemically Important or “Too Big to Fail” Financial Institutions, Marc Labonte

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Social Security Reform: Legal Analysis of Social Security Benefit Entitlement Issues, Emily M. Lanza and Thomas J. Nicola

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U.S. Manufacturing in International Perspective, Marc Levinson

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Overview of Constitutional Challenges to NSA Collection Activities and Recent Developments, Edward C. Liu, Andrew Nolan, and Richard M. Thompson II

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Itemized Tax Deductions for Individuals: Data Analysis, Sean Lowry

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Do Different Groups Invest Differently in Higher Education?, Tian Luo and Richard J. Holden

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Individual Mandate Under ACA, Annie L. Mach

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Laws Affecting the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Annie L. Mach and Ada S. Cornell

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Private Health Insurance Market Reforms in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Annie L. Mach and Bernadette Fernandez

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Nonfatal Injuries And Illnesses Among State And Local Government Workers, Shannon M. Maloney

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The Obama Administration’s November 2014 Immigration Initiatives: Questions and Answers, Kate M. Manuel

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Unlawfully Present Aliens, Higher Education, In-State Tuition, and Financial Aid: Legal Analysis, Kate M. Manuel

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Unlawfully Present Aliens, Driver’s Licenses, and Other State-Issued ID: Select Legal Issues, Kate M. Manuel and Michael John Garcia

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Budgetary and Distributional Effects of Adopting the Chained CPI, Donald J. Marples

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Corporate Expatriation, Inversions, and Mergers: Tax Issues, Donald J. Marples and Jane G. Gravelle

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Post-Employment, “Revolving Door,” Laws for Federal Personnel, Jack Maskell

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Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, Gerald Mayer

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The Trend in Long-Term Unemployment and Characteristics of Workers Unemployed for Two Years or More, Gerald Mayer

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Labor Force Participation Elasticities of Women and Secondary Earners within Married Couples, Robert McClelland, Shannon Mok, and Kevin Pierce

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The Impact of the Falling Yen on U.S. Import Prices, David Mead and Sharon Royales

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Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?, Noah P. Meyerson

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China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States, Wayne M. Morrison

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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 in the 113th Congress, 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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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Frequently Asked Questions, Angela Napili

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Recommended Practices: Protecting Temporary Workers, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress, Rebecca M. Nelson

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Income and Spending Patterns Among Black Households, Reginald A. Noël

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Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: Procedural and Operational Changes, Andrew Nolan and Richard M. Thompson II

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Fatal Injuries and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Involving Insects, Arachnids, and Mites, Steve Pegula and Andrew Kato

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Staff Pay Levels for Selected Positions in House Member Offices, 2009-2013, R. Eric Petersen, Lara E. Chausow, and Amber Hope Wilhelm

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Staff Pay Levels for Selected Positions in Senators’ Offices, FY2009-FY2013, R. Eric Petersen, Lara E. Chausow, and Amber Hope Wilhelm

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Americans’ Aging Autos, Ryan Pfirrmann-Powell

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U.S. Travel and Tourism: Industry Trends and Policy Issues for Congress, Michaela D. Platzer

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The Effect of Firm Bankruptcy on Retiree Benefits, with Applications to the Automotive and Coal Industries, Carol Rapaport

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Shrimp Disease in Asia Resulting in High U.S. Import Prices, Kristin Reed and Sharon Royales

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Why Does BLS Provide Both the CPI-W and CPI-U?, Stephen B. Reed and Kenneth J. Stewart

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How Does Consumer Spending Change During Boom, Recession, and Recovery?, Steve Reed and Malik Crawford

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Improving Labor Inspections Systems: Design Options, Andrew Schrank

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Border Security: Immigration Inspections at Ports of Entry, Lisa Seghetti

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Apprehensions of Unauthorized Migrants Along the Southwest Border: Fact Sheet, Lisa Seghetti and Daniel Durak

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Overview of the Federal Tax System, Molly F. Sherlock and Donald J. Marples

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Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments, Gary Sidor

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Social Security: The Government Pension Offset (GPO), Gary Sidor

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Domestic Human Trafficking Legislation in the 113th Congress, Alison Siskin, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, and Kristin Finklea

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Common Core State Standards and Assessments: Background and Issues, Rebecca R. Skinner and Jody Feder

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What Can Labor Productivity Tell Us About the U.S. Economy?, Shawn Sprague

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Child Welfare: An Overview of Federal Programs and Their Current Funding, Emilie Stoltzfus

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Federal Holidays: Evolution and Current Practices, Jacob R. Straus

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Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources, by Topic, Rita Tehan

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Worker Participation in Employer-Sponsored Pensions: A Fact Sheet, John J. Topoleski

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Formative Evaluation of Job Clubs Operated by Faith- and Community-Based Organizations: Findings From Site Visits and Options for Future Evaluation, John Trutko, Carolyn O'Brien, Stephen Wandner, and Burt Barnow

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Private Pension Plan Bulletin Historical Tables and Graphs, U. S. Department of Labor

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FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XVIII) and Mental Health Parity Implementation, U.S. Department of Labor

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Retirement Security: Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns May Increase Economic Vulnerability for Some Retirees, U. S. Government Accountability Office

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NAFTA at 20: Overview and Trade Effects, M. Angeles Villareal and Ian F. Fergusson

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Distribution of Household Wealth in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011, Marina Vornovitsky, Alfred Gottschalck, and Adam Smith

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Temporary Professional, Managerial, and Skilled Foreign Workers: Legislation in the 113th Congress, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Measuring Occupational Concentration by Industry, Audrey Watson

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Unemployment Insurance: Programs and Benefits, Julie M. Whittaker and Katelin P. Isaacs

Manuscripts from 2013

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Forty Years of the BLS Export and Import Price Indexes: Trends and Competition, Willam Alterman, Edward Bennion, and Sharon Royales

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Coal: A Key Player in Expanded U.S. Energy Exports, Yemi Assefa, Helen McCulley, Myron Murray, and Sharon Royales

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Patterns of Homeownership, Delinquency, and Foreclosure Among Youngest Baby Boomers, Alison Aughinbaugh

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The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases, D. Andrew Austin and Mindy R. Levit

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The Reemergence of the United States as a Global Petroleum Producer, Edwin Bennion and David Mead

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

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The Workforce Investment Act and the One-Stop Delivery System, David H. Bradley

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The Workforce Investment Act and the One-Stop Delivery System, David H. Bradley

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Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Reauthorization Proposals in the 113th Congress: Comparison of Major Features of Current Law and S.1356, David H. Bradley and Benjamin Collins

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Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects, Clinton T. Brass

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Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects, Clinton T. Brass

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Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification, Andorra Bruno

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Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures, Andorra Bruno

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A Profile of the Working Poor, 2011, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Industry Labor Productivity Trends from 2000 to 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Multifactor Productivity Trends - 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Spotlight on Statistics: Unmarried Domestic Partners Benefits Fact Sheet, March 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Hispanic/Latino Fatal Occupational Injury Rates, Christen G. Byler

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The Role of TARP Assistance in the Restructuring of General Motors, Bill Canis and Baird Webel

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Counting Regulations: An Overview of Rulemaking, Types of Federal Regulations, and Pages in the Federal Register, Maeve P. Carey

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Security Clearance Process: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Michelle D. Christensen and Frederick M. Kaiser

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Average Food Prices: A Snapshot of How Much Has Changed Over a Century, Jonathan Church and Kenneth Stewart

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The Consumer Price Index and the ‘Median CPI’, Jonathan Church and Kenneth J. Stewart

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

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Options for Taxing U.S. Multinational Corporations, Congressional Budget Office

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Private-Sector Mandates in Federal Legislation, Congressional Budget Office

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Refundable Tax Credits, Congressional Budget Office

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Measures of Gasoline Price Change, Malik Crawford and Stephen B. Reed