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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Federal Tax Benefits for Manufacturing: Current Law, Legislative Proposals, and Issues for the 112th Congress, Gary Guenther

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Sourcing Policy: Selected Developments and Issues, L. Elaine Halchin

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Congressional Responses to Selected Work Stoppages in Professional Sports, L. Elaine Halchin, Justin Murray, Jon O. Shimabukuro, and Kathleen Anne Ruane

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Federal Labor Relations Statutes: An Overview, Alexandra Hegji

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Federal Labor Relations Statutes: An Overview, Alexandra Hegji

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Receipt of Unemployment Insurance by Higher-Income Unemployed Workers (“Millionaires”), Donald Hirasuna

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Trade Primer: Qs and As on Trade Concepts, Performance, and Policy, J. F. Hornbeck

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Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since 1945 (Updated), Thomas L. Hungerford

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Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since 1945, Thomas L. Hungerford

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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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Survivor Benefits for Families of Civilian Federal Employees and Retirees, Katelin P. Isaacs

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Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis, James K. Jackson

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Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, James K. Jackson

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Facts of the Catch: Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities to Fishing Workers, 2003-2009, Jill Janocha

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Employment and Wages in Community and Social Service Occupations, John I. Jones

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International Trade: Rules of Origin, Vivian C. Jones and Michael F. Martin

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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy, Kenneth Katzman

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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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Teacher Quality Issues in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Jeffrey J. Kuenzi

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An Analysis of the Distribution of Wealth Across Households, 1989-2010, Linda Levine

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Economic Growth and the Unemployment Rate, Linda Levine

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Job Growth During the Recovery, Linda Levine

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Job Growth During the Recovery, Linda Levine

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Offshoring (or Offshore Outsourcing) and Job Loss Among U.S. Workers, Linda Levine

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The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class, Linda Levine

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The U.S. Income Distribution and Mobility: Trends and International Comparisons, Linda Levine

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Value-Added Modeling for Teacher Effectiveness, Erin D. Lomax and Jeffrey J. Kuenzi

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Domestic Content Legislation: The Buy American Act and Complementary Little Buy American Provisions, John R. Luckey

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Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP): Available Health Insurance Options, Annie L. Mach

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

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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