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 2018

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Race, Economics, And Social Status, Reginald A. Noël

Manuscripts from 2017

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Arlington Memorial Bridge Spans the Decades as a Study in Long-Term Price Change, Bradley Akin

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Supplemental Security Income: SSA Could Strengthen Its Efforts to Encourage Employment for Transition-Age Youth, Daniel Bertoni

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

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The Cost of Care: New Insights into Healthcare Spending Growth, Ralph Bradley

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Understanding the Labor Productivity and Compensation Gap, Michael Brill, Corey Holman, Chris Morris, Ronjoy Raichoudhary, and Noah Yosif

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Job Corps: Preliminary Observations on Student Safety and Security Data, Cindy Brown Barnes

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Profile of the Labor Force by Educational Attainment, Vernon Brundage Jr.

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Reception and Placement of Refugees in the United States, Andorra Bruno

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2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

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BLS Spotlight in Statistics: Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Women at Work, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2016, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2016, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2016, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

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Spending Habits of Urban Consumers and "Blue-Collar" Consumers Living in Urban Areas, 1984 and 2015, Jonathan Church

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The Civil Service Reform Act: Due Process and Misconduct-Related Adverse Actions, Jared P. Cole

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Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015, Congressional Budget Office

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Labor Force Experiences of Recent Veterans, Congressional Budget Office

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Use with Caution: Interpreting Consumer Expenditure Income Group Data, Veri Crain and Taylor J. Wilson

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How do United States Consumer Expenditures Compare with the United Kingdom and Japan, Brett Creech

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How do United States Consumer Expenditures Compare with the United Kingdom and Japan?, Brett Creech

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Industry on Tap: Breweries, Erin Delaney and Matt Haines

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Paid Family Leave in the United States, Sarah A. Donovan

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GI Bills Enacted Prior to 2008 and Related Veterans’ Educational Assistance Programs: A Primer, Cassandria Dortch

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The Post-9/11 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill): A Primer, Cassandria Dortch

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Air Traffic Inc.: Considerations Regarding the Corporatization of Air Traffic Control, Bart Elias

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Extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant in the Consolidated Appropriations Act: In Brief, Gene Falk

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: A Legislative History, Gene Falk

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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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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Subsidized Employment Demonstration Proposal: In Brief, Gene Falk

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: STEM Occupations - Past, Present, and Future, Stella Fayer, Alan Lacey, and Audrey Watson

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms, Rachel F. Fefer

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U.S. Trade in Services: Trends and Policy Issues, Rachel F. Fefer

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Vulnerable Youth: Employment and Job Training Programs, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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Hispanic Household Spending in 2015, Ann C. Foster

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Federal Workforce: Sustained Attention to Human Capital Leading Practices Can Help Improve Agency Performance, Robert Goldenkoff

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The National Health Service Corps, Elayne J. Heisler

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Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress, Katelin P. Isaacs

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The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: Recent Evidence and Implications for the Social Security Retirement Age, Katelin P. Isaacs and Sharmila Choudhury

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Older Workers: Phased Retirement Programs, Although Uncommon, Provide Flexibility for Workers and Employers, Charles A. Jeszeck

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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and U.S. Agriculture, Renée Johnson

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress, Kristy N. Kamarck

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Military Benefits for Former Spouses: Legislation and Policy Issues, Kristy N. Kamarck

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FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues, Kristy N. Kamarck, Lawrence Kapp, and Barbara Salazar Torreon

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A Primer on U.S. Immigration Policy, William A. Kandel

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Nailing Down the Price of New Nonresidential Building Construction: Expanding the PPI to Include Indexes by Region and Type of Contractor, Joseph Kelley

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Assistance to Firefighters Program: Distribution of Fire Grant Funding, Lennard G. Kruger

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

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

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Job Creation in the Manufacturing Revival, Marc Levinson

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U.S. Manufacturing in International Perspective, Marc Levinson

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What Is Manufacturing? Why Does the Definition Matter?, Marc Levinson

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Judicial Review of Medicaid Work Requirements Under Section 1115 Demonstrations, Edward C. Liu and Jennifer A. Staman

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Comparison of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), Annie L. Mach

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H.R. 1628: The American Health Care Act (AHCA), Annie L. Mach

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Why Did Rhode Island have Slower Employment Growth than the Nation During the Recovery Period, 2009-16?, Mark Maggi

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Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile, Jennifer E. Manning

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How Pay and Benefits Change as Job Level Rises: Data from the National Compensation Survey, Kristen Monaco

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Frequently Asked Questions, Angela Napili

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and other Entertainment, Bonnie Nichols

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Semi-Annual Report to Congress for the Period of April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017, Office of the Inspector General

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Semi-Annual Report to Congress for the Period of October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Office of the Inspector General

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Department of Veterans Affairs FY2017 Appropriations, Sidath Viranga Panangala

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VA Housing: Guaranteed Loans, Direct Loans, and Specially Adapted Housing Grants, Libby Perl

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Retirement Benefits for Federal Law Enforcement Personnel, Michaela D. Platzer

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Strategic Human Capital Management: NRC Could Better Manage the Size and Composition of Its Workforce by Further Incorporating Leading Practices, Frank Rusco

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The U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Recent, Current, and Projected Employment, Wages, and Unemployment, John F. Sargent Jr.

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

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Homeless Veterans: VA Should Improve Reporting on the Benefits Provided by Leases of Unneeded Property, Rebecca Shea

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Collective Bargaining and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute: Selected Legal Issues, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2016, Social Security Administration

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Below Trend: The U.S. Productivity Slowdown Since the Great Recession, Shawn Sprague

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Economic Impact of Infrastructure Investment, Jeffrey M. Stupak

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The Rise and Fall of Almond Prices: Asia, Drought, and Consumer Preference, Hayden Swegal

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OSHA State Plans: In Brief, with Examples from California and Arizona, Scott D. Szymendera

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

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Workers’ Compensation: Overview and Issues, Scott D. Szymendera

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Workers’ Compensation: Overview and Issues, Scott D. Szymendera

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Women in the Workforce Before, During, and after the Great Recession, Mitra Toossi and Teresa L. Morisi

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Proposed Multiemployer Composite Plans: Background and Analysis, John J. Topoleski

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Department of Labor’s 2016 Fiduciary Rule: Background and Issues, John J. Topoleski and Gary Shorter

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NAFTA Renegotiation and Modernization, M. Angeles Villareal and Ian F. Fergusson

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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), M. Angeles Villareal and Ian F. Fergusson

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Differences in Parents’ Time Use Between the Summer and the School Year, Elizabeth Weber Handwerker and Lowell Mason

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Julie M. Whittaker

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Unemployment Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 115th Congress, Julie M. Whittaker and Katelin P. Isaacs

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Coverage Across Wage Groups, David Wile

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Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Admissions to the United States: Policy and Trends, Jill H. Wilson

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Temporary Protected Status: Overview and Current Issues, Jill H. Wilson

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BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Sports and Exercise, Rose A. Woods

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The Cost of Crisis: Why Stock Fees Rise when Markets Slip, Jason Wrobel

Manuscripts from 2016

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The Consumer Price Index Continued its Slowdown in 2015: Energy was the Main Factor, Bradley Akin

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Numerical Limits on Permanent Employment-Based Immigration: Analysis of the Per-country Ceilings, Carla N. Argueta

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Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention, Erin Bagalman

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Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government, Christina Miracle Bailey and Jennifer E. Manning

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Assessing Rhode Island’s Temporary Caregiver Insurance Act: Insights from a Survey of Employers, Ann Bartel, Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, and Jane Waldfogel

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

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Overview of Labor Enforcement Issues in Free Trade Agreements, Mary Jane Bolle