This is a collection of CRS Reports on workplace issues, which have been produced as unbiased responses to Congressional Requests at the Library of Congress.

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Manuscripts from 2008

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The U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement: Effects After Three Years, Dick K. Nanto

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Border Security: The Role of the U.S. Border Patrol, Blas Nunez-Neto

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Disability Retirement for Federal Employees, Patrick Purcell

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Federal Employees: Pay and Pension Increases Since 1969, Patrick Purcell

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Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2007, Patrick Purcell

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Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) Plans: Early Withdrawals and Required Distributions, Patrick Purcell

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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement and Survivor Annuities for Former Spouses of Federal Employees, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress, Patrick Purcell

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Summary of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Patrick Purcell and Jennifer Staman

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Social Security Reform: Possible Effects on the Elderly Poor and Mitigation Options, Kathleen Romig

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Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview, Wendy H. Schacht

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Federal Employees: Human Resources Management Flexibilities in Emergency Situations, Barbara L. Schwemle

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Afro-Latinos in Latin America and Considerations for U.S. Policy, Clare Ribando Seelke

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Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress, Clare Ribando Seelke and Alison Siskin

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Labor-Management Relations and the Federal Aviation Administration: Background and Current Legislative Issues, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2007, Stephen W. Stathis

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Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers: Current Issues and Legislation, John J. Topoleski

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Traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs): A Primer, John J. Topoleski

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NAFTA and the Mexican Economy, M. Angeles Villarreal and Marisabel Cid

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

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Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues, Ruth Ellen Wasem and Karma Ester

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Current Law and Selected Proposals Extending Unemployment Compensation, Julie M. Whitaker

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Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Julie M. Whittaker

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Davis-Bacon Act Coverage and the State Revolving Fund Program Under the Clean Water Act, William G. Whittaker

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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Continuing Issues in the Debate, William G. Whittaker

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Largest Mergers and Acquisitions by Corporations in 2007, John Williamson

Manuscripts from 2007

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)/Fast-Track Renewal: Labor Issues, Mary Jane Bolle

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Renewal: Core Labor Standards Issues: A Brief Overview, Mary Jane Bolle

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Who Are the “Middle Class”?, Brian W. Cashell

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Family Caregiving to the Older Population: Background, Federal Programs, and Issues for Congress, Kirsten J. Colello

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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Employment: National and State Trends and Issues, Stephen Cooney

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Steel: Price and Policy Issues, Stephen Cooney

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Issues for the 110th Congress, Gene Falk

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Federal Prison Industries, Nathan James

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Health Care Spending and the Aging of the Population, Jennifer Jenson

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Health Care Spending: Context and Policy, Jennifer Jenson

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Spending by Consumers on Health Care and Health Insurance: A Data Brief, Jennifer Jenson

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Spending by Employers on Health Insurance: A Data Brief, Jennifer Jenson

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Health Insurance Basics: Roles for the Market and Government in Providing, Financing, and Regulating Private Insurance Coverage, Jennifer Jenson and Bernadette Fernandez

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Genetic Non-discrimination in Employment: A Comparison of Title II Provisions in S. 358 and H.R. 493, 110th Congress, Nancy Lee Jones

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The Financial Health of the Pension Guaranty Benefit Corporation (PBGC), William J. Klunk

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Leave Benefits in the United States, Linda Levine

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The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Linda Levine

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The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Linda Levine

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Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations: A Report on the Department of Labor's Request for Information, Victoria A. Lipnic and Paul DeCamp

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Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Status and Issues , Christine M. Matthews

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Labor Union Recognition Procedures: Use of Secret Ballots and Card Checks, Gerald Mayer

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U.S. Health Care Spending: Comparison with Other OECD Countries, Chris L. Peterson and Rachel Burton

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Consumer Spending by Older Americans, 1985 to 2005, Patrick Purcell

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Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2006, Patrick Purcell

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Lump-Sum Distributions Under the Pension Protection Act, Patrick Purcell

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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Savings Accounts: Fees, Expenses, and Account Balances, Patrick Purcell

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The Retirement Savings Tax Credit: A Fact Sheet, Patrick Purcell

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Genetic Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance: A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Title I Provisions in H.R. 493 and S. 358, C. Stephen Redhead

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act: A Primer, Wayne C. Riddle and Rebecca R. Skinner

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Railroad Retirement Board Annuities for Widows and Widowers, Kathleen Romig

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Excessive CEO Pay: Background and Policy Approaches, Gary Shorter, Mark Jickling, and Alison A. Raab

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The Economics of Corporate Executive Pay, Gary Shorter and Marc Labonte

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The Economics of Corporate Executive Pay, Gary Shorter and Marc Labonte

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Obesity Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jennifer Staman

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Legal Issues in Terminations of Single-Employer Pension Plans: Beck v. PACE International Union, Jennifer Staman and Erika Lunder

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The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and Single-Employer Plan Terminations, Jennifer Staman and Erika Lunder

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Social Security: The Chilean Approach to Retirement, Christopher Tamborini

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Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to Service Workers: How Many Workers, John J. Topoleski

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Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Market Tests and Protections, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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The Whistleblower Protection Act: An Overview, L. Paige Whitaker

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Federal Programs Available to Unemployed Workers, Julie M. Whittaker and Blake Alan Naughton

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Genetic Discrimination: Overview of the Issue and Proposed Legislation, Erin D. Williams, Amanda K. Sarata , and C. Stephen Redhead

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Largest Mergers and Acquisitions by Corporations, 2006, John Williamson

Manuscripts from 2006

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Health Insurance Coverage for Retirees, Hinda Chaikind

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Salaries of Members of Congress: A List of Payable Rates and Effective Dates, 1789-2006, Paul E. Dwyer

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Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation, Chad Christian Haddal

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The Link Between Medicaid and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Recent History and Current Issues, Elicia J. Herz

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Saving Incentives: What May Work, What May Not, Thomas L. Hungerford

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The Definition of Disability, Nancy Lee Jones

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Social Unrest in China, Thomas Lum

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Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force, Christine M. Matthews

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Federal Employees: Pay and Pension Increases Since 1969, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Savings and Household Wealth: Trends from 2001 to 2004, Patrick Purcell

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Immigration Enforcement Within the United States, Alison Siskin, Coordinator; Andorra Bruno; Blas Nunez-Neto; Lisa M. Seghetti; and Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Topics in Aging: Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2005, Debra Whitman and Patrick Purcell

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Unemployment Compensation (Insurance) and Military Service, Julie M. Whittaker

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Unemployment Insurance: Available Unemployment Benefits and Legislative Activity, Julie M. Whittaker

Manuscripts from 2005

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Black Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2005, Mildred L. Amer

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Membership of the 109th Congress: A Profile, Mildred L. Amer

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Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2005, Mildred L. Amer

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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: Fact Sheet, Brian W. Cashell

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Disparate Impact Analysis and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act: the Supreme Court Decision in Smith v. City of Jackson, Charles V. Dale

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Final Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rules on Retiree Health Plans and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Charles V. Dale

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Pay Equity Legislation in the 109th Congress, Charles V. Dale and Linda Levine

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Foreign Outsourcing: Economic Implications and Policy Responses, Craig K. Elwell

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Historical Relationship Between the Minimum Wage and Poverty, 1959 to 2005, Tom Gabe and U.S.Congressional Research Service

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Social Security Reform: President Bush's Individual Account Proposal, Laura Haltzel

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Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: An Overview of Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, 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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Education and Training Funded by the H-1B Visa Fee and the Demand for Information Technology and Other Professional Specialty Workers, Linda Levine