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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Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program: An Overview, Kristin B. Blom and Ada S. Cornell

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The Federal Minimum Wage: In Brief, David H. Bradley

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Understanding Health Plan Types: What's in a Name?, Bonita Briscoe

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Do We Know Why Earnings Fall with Job Displacement?, William J. Carrington and Bruce C. Fallick

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options, Congressional Budget Office

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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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Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress, Kristin Finklea, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, and Alison Siskin

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Poverty in the United States: 2013, Thomas Gabe

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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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Tax Havens: International Tax Avoidance and Evasion, Jane G. Gravelle

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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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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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Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2015, National Science Foundation

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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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Genetic Testing: Background and Policy Issues, Amanda K. Sarata

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U.S. Farm Income Outlook for 2015, Randy Schnepf

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

Manuscripts from 2014

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Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners, Elizabeth Ashack

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

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How Frequently do Private Businesses Pay Workers?, Matt Burgess

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

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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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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