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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The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income, Congressional Budget Office

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Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014, Congressional Budget Office

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Free Trade Agreements: Impact on U.S. Trade and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy, William H. Cooper

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy, William H. Cooper

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions, William H. Cooper, Ian F. Fergusson, and Richard S. Beth

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U.S. Foreign Trade in Services: Trends and U.S. Policy Challenges, William H. Cooper and Rebecca M. Nelson

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Restaurants Help Feed Job Growth: How the Leisure and Hospitality Industry Fared After the Recent Employment Downturn, John Coughlan

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The Economics of Paid and Unpaid Leave, Council of Economic Advisers

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How Has Labor Force Participation Among Young Moms and Dads Changed? A Comparison of Two Cohorts, Judith Dey

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Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation, Robert Jay Dilger

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Career and Technical Education (CTE): A Primer, Cassandria Dortch

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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet, Craig K. Elwell

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The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class, Craig K. Elwell

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): An Overview, Gene Falk

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): An Overview, Gene Falk and Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

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Federal Minimum Wage, Tax-Transfer Earnings Supplements, and Poverty, Gene Falk, Thomas Gabe, and David H. Bradley

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Poverty: Major Themes in Past Debates and Current Proposals, Gene Falk and Karen Spar

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In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers, Federal Reserve Board

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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: Background and Policies, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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New Education Classification Better Reflects Income and Spending Patterns in the Consumer Expenditure Survey, Ann C. Foster

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Status of Mexican Trucks in the United States: Frequently Asked Questions, John Frittelli

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Poverty in the United States: 2013, Thomas Gabe

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Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013, Thomas Gabe

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Paid Parental Leave in the United States: What the Data Tell Us about Access, Usage, and Economic and Health Benefits, Barbara Gault Ph.D., Heidi Hartmann Ph.D., Araine Hegewisch, Jessica Milli Ph.D., and Lindsey Reichlin

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Former Presidents: Pensions, Office Allowances, and Other Federal Benefits, Wendy Ginsberg

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Background, Legislation, and Policy Issues, Wendy Ginsberg

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Actions Needed to Improve Tracking and Reporting of the Use and Cost of Official Time, Government Accountability Office

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U.S. Postal Service: Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts, Government Accountability Office

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Whistleblower Protection Program: Opportunities Exist for OSHA and DOT to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms, Government Accountability Office

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International Corporate Tax Rate Comparisons and Policy Implications, Jane G. Gravelle

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Tax Rates and Economic Growth, Jane G. Gravelle and Donald J. Marples

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Examining Trends in the Nonresidential Building Construction Producer Price Indexes (PPIs), Justin M. Harper

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Occupational Segregation and the Gender Wage Gap: A Job Half Done, Ariane Hegewisch and Heidi Hartmann

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

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Policy, Education and Social Change: Fifty Years of Progress, Catherine Hill and Erin Prangley

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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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Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress, Katelin P. Isaacs

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An Overview of Employment and Wages in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Groups, John I. Jones

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Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, William A. Kandel

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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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Women and Work: 50 Years of Change since the American Women Report, Lisa Maatz and Anne Hedgepath

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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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Human Resource Practices for Labor Inspectorates in Developing Countries, John Mendeloff, Michael Dworsky, Carlos I. Gutierrez, Maria C. Lytell, and Michael Connors

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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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Low Wages and Scant Benefits Leave Many In-Home Workers Unable to Make Ends Meet, Heidi Schierholz

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Improving Labor Inspections Systems: Design Options, Andrew Schrank

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Housing - Before, During, And After The Great Recession, Demetrio M. Scoptelli

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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