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 2012

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Insourcing Functions Performed by Federal Contractors: An Overview of the Legal Issues, Kate M. Manuel and Jack Maskell

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Outside Employment, “Moonlighting,” by Federal Executive Branch Employees, Jack Maskell

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

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): An Overview, Gerald Mayer

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A Review of Recent Research on Labor Supply Elasticities, Robert McClelland and Shannon Mok

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Disability Benefits Available Under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Veterans Disability Compensation (VDC) Programs, Umar Moulta-Ali

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Primer on Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Umar Moulta-Ali

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): The Five-Month Waiting Period for Benefits, Umar Moulta-Ali

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Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies: Overview and Issues for Congress, Rebecca M. Nelson

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Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues, Paul W. Parfomak, Neelesh Nerurkar, Linda Luther, and Adam Vann

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Representatives and Senators: Trends in Member Characteristics Since 1945, R. Eric Petersen

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U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations, Michaela D. Platzer

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U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry, Michaela D. Platzer

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Consumer Price Index Data Quality: How Accurate is the U.S. CPI?, Stephen B. Reed and Darren A. Rippy

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A Comparison of 25 Years of Consumer Expenditures by Homeowners and Renters, Adam Reichenberger

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Review of Estimates of the Frisch Elasticity of Labor Supply, Felix Reichling and Charles Whalen

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Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry, Marc R. Rosenblum

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Employment, College Enrollment, and Training of Young Male Veterans and Nonveterans During the Recent Recession, Donna Rothstein

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U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Current Conflicts, Barbara Salazar Torreon

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Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer, John F. Sargent Jr

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The Obama Administration’s Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, John F. Sargent Jr.

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Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy, Wendy H. Schacht

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U.S. Farm Income, Randy Schnepf

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The National Labor Relations Act: Background and Selected Topics, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Law: An Overview, Jon O. Shimabukuro and L. Paige Whitaker

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Immigration-Related Detention: Current Legislative Issues, Alison Siskin

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Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress, Alison Siskin and Liana Sun Wyler

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Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues, Alison M. Smith

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Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas, 2011, Social Security Administration and International Social Security Association

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Requiring Individuals to Obtain Health Insurance: A Constitutional Analysis, jennifer Staman, Cynthia Brougher, Edward C. Liu, Erika K. Lunder, and Kenneth R. Thomas

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Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress, Liana Sun Wyler

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The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA): Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees, Scott Szymendera

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC): A Fact Sheet, John J. Topoleski

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The African-American Labor Force in the Recovery, United States Department of Labor

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Capitol Police: Retirement Benefits, Pay, Duties, and Attrition Compared to Other Federal Police Forces, United States Government Accountability Office

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Unemployment Insurance: Economic Circumstances of Individuals Who Exhausted Benefits, United States Government Accountability Office

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Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline: Legal Issues, Adam Vann, Kristina Alexander, Vanessa K. Burrows, and Kenneth R. Thomas

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

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Unauthorized Aliens’ Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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An Overview of U.S. Occupational Employment and Wages in 2011, Audrey Watson

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TARP Assistance for Chrysler: Restructuring and Repayment Issues, Baird Webel and Bill Canis

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Julie M. Whittaker

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Taxation of Unemployment Benefits, Julie M. Whittaker

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The Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF): State Insolvency and Federal Loans to States, Julie M. Whittaker

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Unemployment Compensation (UC): Eligibility for Students Under State and Federal Laws, Julie M. Whittaker and Alan Eder

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis, Brock R. Williams

Manuscripts from 2011

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U.S. Multinational Services Companies: Effects of Foreign Affiliate Activity on U.S. Employment, Lisa Alejandro, Richard Brown, Erick Oh, Joann Peterson, Samantha Brady Pham, Matthew Reisman, and Isaac Wohl

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The Proposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, M Angeles Villarreal

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International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues, Luisa Blanchfield, Rhoda Margesson, Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Nina M. Serafino, and Liana Sun Wyler

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Proposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues, Mary Jane Bolle

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Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement and Potential Employment Effects: Analysis of Studies, Mary Jane Bolle and James K. Jackson

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Funding Gaps and Government Shutdowns: CRS Experts, Clinton T. Brass

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Religion and the Workplace: Legal Analysis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as It Applies to Religion and Religious Organizations, Cynthia Brougher

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Update on Families Served and Work Participation, Kay E. Brown

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Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 111th Congress, Andorra Bruno, Karma Ester, Margaret Mikyung Lee, Alison Siskin, and Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Charting International Labor Comparisons, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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China and the United States—A Comparison of Green Energy Programs and Policies, Richard J. Campbell

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CBO's 2011 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information, Congressional Budget Office

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CBO's 2011 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Infographic, Congressional Budget Office

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CBO’s Labor Force Projections Through 2021, Congressional Budget Office

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Changes in the Distribution of Workers’ Hourly Wages Between 1979 and 2009, Congressional Budget Office

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Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from April 2011 Through June 2011, Congressional Budget Office

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Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from January 2011 Through March 2011, Congressional Budget Office

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Migrants’ Remittances and Related Economic Flows, Congressional Budget Office

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Annual Report 2011, Congressional-Executive Commission on China

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Trade in Services: The Doha Development Agenda Negotiations and U.S. Goals, William H. Cooper

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The Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications, William H. Cooper, Mark E. Manyin, Remy Jurenas, and Michaela D. Platzer

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Analysis of a Permanent Prohibition on Implementing the Major Health Care Legislation Enacted in March 2010, Douglas W. Elmendorf

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Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy, Craig K. Elwell

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: A Primer on TANF Financing and Federal Requirements, Gene Falk

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United States-Canada Trade and Economic Relationship: Prospects and Challenges, Ian F. Fergusson

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Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2009, Thomas Gabe

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Antipoverty Effects of Unemployment Insurance, Thomas Gabe and Julie M. Whitaker

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Economic Development Assistance for Communities Affected by Employment Changes Due to Military Base Closures (BRAC), Oscar R. Gonzales

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Gender Pay Differences: Progress Made, but Women Remain Overrepresented Among Low-Wage Workers, Government Accountability Office

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Dispute Settlement in the Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), Jeanne J. Grimmett

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World Trade Organization (WTO) Decisions and Their Effect in U.S. Law, Jeanne J. Grimmett

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WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in Pending Cases, Jeanne J. Grimmett

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Workplace Violence, 1993-2009: National Crime Victimization Survey and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, Erika Harrell PhD.

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The Proposed U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement, J. F. Hornbeck

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Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Its Role in U.S. Trade Policy, J. F. Hornbeck and Laine Elise Rover

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An Analysis of the “Buffett Rule”, Thomas L. Hungerford

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Changes in the Distribution of Income Among Tax Filers Between 1996 and 2006: The Role of Labor Income, Capital Income, and Tax Policy, Thomas L. Hungerford

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Finance and the Economy: Occupy Wall Street in Historical Perspective, Mark Jickling and Sean M. Hoskins

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India: Domestic Issues, Strategic Dynamics, and U.S. Relations, K. Alan Kronstadt, Paul K. Kerr, Michael F. Martin, and Bruce Vaughn

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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response: The SAFER Grant Program, Lennard G. Kruger

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Economic Growth and the Unemployment Rate, Linda Levine

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Job Creation in the Manufacturing Revival, Marc Levinson

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State and Local Government Debt: An Analysis, Steven Maguire

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State and Local Government Debt: An Analysis, Steven Maquire

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Conflicts of Interest in Derivatives Clearing, Rena S. Miller

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China-U.S. Trade Issues, Wayne M. Morrison

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Past Government Shutdowns: Key Resources, Jared Conrad Nagel and Justin Murray

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U.S. International Trade: Trends and Forecasts, Dick K. Nanto and J. Michael Donnelly

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Greening of the World of Work: O*NET® Project’s Book of References, National Center for O*NET Development

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Private Health Insurance Premiums and Rate Reviews, Mark Newsom and Bernadette Fernandez