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 2015

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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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Costs and Benefits of Paid Family and Medical Leave in the District of Columbia, Jeffrey Hayes Ph.D.

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Final Report on the Costs and Benefits of Paid Family and Medical Leave in the District of Columbia, Jeffrey Hayes

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The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer, Elayne j. Heisler and Erin Bagalman

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People Who Are Not in the Labor Force: Why Aren't They Working?, Steven F. Hipple

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Gasoline Prices: Cyclical Trends and Market Developments, Lori E. Hoglund

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Economic Impact Research Plan for Family and Medical Leave in DC, Institute for Women's Policy Research

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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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Women and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Webinar), Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, Jennifer Sheehy, Rachael Langston, and Anna Darzins

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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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Paid Family and Medical Leave: Research and Lessons for the District of Columbia, Devin Rae McBrayer

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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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American Women: Looking Back, Moving Ahead - The 50th Anniversary of The President’s Commission on the Status of Women Report, Brigid O'Farrell

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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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As Crude Oil Plunges, Retail Gasoline Margins Spike, Then Retreat, Jeff Rubinstein and Michael Conforti

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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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What Policy Guidance Does the Literature Provide on the Relationship Between School Quality and Child Labor?, Kenneth A. Swinnerton

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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

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Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color, The White House Council on Women and Girls

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Multiemployer Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Plans: A Primer and Analysis of Policy Options, John J. Topoleski

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Essential Health Benefits (EHB), Namrata K. Uberoi

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DOL Factsheet: Paid Family and Medical Leave, U.S. Department of Labor

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Get the Facts on Paid Sick Time, U.S. Department of Labor

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The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Price We All Pay Without Paid Leave Policies to Support America’s 21st Century Working Families, U.S. Department of Labor

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Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade, U.S. Department of Labor and Office of the United States Trade Representative

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Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State- and Locally- Administered Defined Benefit Data Summary Report: 2013, Phillip Vidal

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

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Immigration: Visa Security Policies, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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2015 Paid Leave Analysis Grants: Prospective Applicant Webinar, Laura Watson and Pronita Gupta

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

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Taxation of Unemployment Benefits, Julie M. Whittaker

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

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A Look at Today's Pension Equity Plans, William J. Wiatrowski

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A Guide to Hiring Women with Disabilities, Women's Bureau

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A Guide to Women’s Equal Pay Rights, Women's Bureau

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An Employer's Guide to Equal Pay, Women's Bureau

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Emerging Strategies and Progress Toward Pay Equity, Women's Bureau

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Equal Pay Infographic, Women's Bureau

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First-Time Mothers at Work (Infographic), Women's Bureau

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Key Characteristics of Working Women with Disabilities, Women's Bureau

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Older Women Workers and Economic Security, Women's Bureau

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Workplace Flexibility: Information and Options for Small Businesses, Women's Bureau

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Workplace Flexibility Initiatives, Women's Bureau

Manuscripts from 2014

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Paid Leave Analysis Grant – Massachusetts, Final Memo, Randy Albelda and Alan Clayton-Matthews

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Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners, Elizabeth Ashack

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California’s Paid Family Leave Law: Lessons from the First Decade, Ann Bartel, Charles Baum, Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, and Jane Waldfogel

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Intelligence Whistleblower Protections: In Brief, Rodney M. Berry

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Trends in Producer Prices Between e-Commerce and Brick-and-mortar Retail Trade Establishments, Lana Borgie

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State Minimum Wages: An Overview, David H. Bradley

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Salaries of Members of Congress: Congressional Votes, 1990-2014, Ida A. Brudnick

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