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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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

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Trends in Unemployment and Other Labor Market Difficulties, Vernon Brundage

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Unauthorized Aliens in the United States: Policy Discussion, Andorra Bruno

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2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor Report: Colombia, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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A Profile of the Working Poor, 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Consumer Expenditures in 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: A Pilot Study of Job-Transfer or Work-Restriction Cases, 2012, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

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How Frequently do Private Businesses Pay Workers?, Matt Burgess

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Women, Jobs and Opportunity in the 21st Century, Anthony Carnevale Ph.D. and Nicole Smith Ph.D.

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Constitutional Analysis of Suspicionless Drug Testing Requirements for the Receipt of Governmental Benefits, David H. Carpenter

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The Volcker Rule: A Legal Analysis, David H. Carpenter and M. Maureen Murphy

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Executive Orders: Issuance, Modification, and Revocation, Vivian S. Chu and Todd Garvey

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High-Income Household Spending And The Economic Recovery, Aaron E. Cobet

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Employment for Veterans: Trends and Programs, Benjamin Collins, Robert Jay Dilger, Cassandria Dortch, Lawrence Kapp, Sean Lowry, and Libby Perl

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Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output in 2013, Congressional Budget Office

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Federal Policies and Innovation, Congressional Budget Office

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The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2011, Congressional Budget Office

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The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas From Shale, Congressional Budget Office

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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