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 2020

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Direct Federal Support of Individuals Pursuing Training and Education in Non-degree Programs, Cassandria Dortch, Alexandra Hegji, and David H. Bradley

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Federal Employees’ Retirement System: Summary of Recent Trends, Katelin P. Isaacs

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Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB, Julie Jennings and Jared C. Nagel

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Military Survivor Benefit Plan: Background and Issues for Congress, Kristy N. Kamarck and Barbara Salazar Torreon

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Benefits for Service-Disabled Veterans, Heather M. Salazar, Libby Perl, and Benjamin Collins

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) and COVID-19, Scott D. Szymendera

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

Manuscripts from 2019

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Overtime Exemptions in the Fair Labor Standards Act for White-Collar Employees: Frequently Asked Questions, David H. Bradley

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Assistance to Firefighters Program: Distribution of Fire Grant Funding, Congressional Research Service

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SBA Veterans Assistance Programs: An Analysis of Contemporary Issues, Robert Jay Dilger and Sean Lowry

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

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant, 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: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions, Gene Falk

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Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Federal Civil Service Annuities, Katelin P. Isaacs

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Federal Employees’ Retirement System: Budget and Trust Fund Issues, Katelin P. Isaacs

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Railroad Retirement Board: Retirement, Survivor, Disability, Unemployment, and Sickness Benefits, Zhe Li

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Human Trafficking and Foreign Policy: An Introduction, Liana W. Rosen and Michael A. Weber

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Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) and Public Safety Officers’ Educational Assistance (PSOEA) Programs, Scott D. Szymendera

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Railroad Retirement Board: Trust Fund Investment Practices, Scott D. Szymendera

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Worker Participation in Employer-Sponsored Pensions: A Fact Sheet, John J. Topoleski

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The Fundamentals of Unemployment Compensation, Julie M. Whittaker and Katelin P. Isaacs

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Unemployment Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 116th Congress, Julie M. Whittaker and Katelin P. Isaacs

Manuscripts from 2018

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Sexual Harassment and Title VII: Selected Legal Issues, Christine J. Back and Wilson C. Freeman

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Major Functions of the U.S. Department of Labor, David H. Bradley

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Tip Credit and Tip Pooling Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, David H. Bradley

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Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification, Andorra Bruno

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Labor Enforcement Issues in U.S. FTAs, Catherine D. Cimino-Isaacs

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers and the TAA Reauthorization Act of 2015, Benjamin Collins

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Veterans’ Benefits: The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, Benjamin Collins

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Unemployment and Employment Programs Available to Workers Affected by Disasters, Benjamin Collins, David H. Bradley, Katelin P. Isaacs, and Julie M. Whittaker

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Small Business Administration and Job Creation, Robert Jay Dilger

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Real Wage Trends, 1979 to 2017, Sarah A. Donovan and David H. Bradley

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Labor Market Patterns Since 2007, Sarah A. Donovan and Marc Labonte

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Long-Tenured Displaced Workers, Sarah A. Donovan and Marc Labonte

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Research Evidence on the Impact of Work Requirements in Need-Tested Programs, Gene Falk

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Vulnerable Youth: Background and Policies, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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Vulnerable Youth: Federal Mentoring Programs and Issues, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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Youth and the Labor Force: Background and Trends, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

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

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The Veterans Health Administration and Medical Education: In Brief, Elayne J. Heisler and Sidath Viranga Panangala

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Federal Employees’ Retirement System: Summary of Recent Trends, Katelin P. Isaacs

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Unemployment Insurance: Consequences of Changes in State Unemployment Compensation Laws, Katelin P. Isaacs

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

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Military Retirement: Background and Recent Developments, Kristy N. Kamarck

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

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Permanent Employment-Based Immigration and the Per-country Ceiling, William A. Kandel

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Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, William A. Kandel

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

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Health Care for Dependents and Survivors of Veterans, Sidath Viranga Panangala

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), 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 Insurance: Legislative Issues in the 115th Congress, Julie M. Whittaker and Katelin P. Isaacs

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