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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Final Rule: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www2.epa.gov/coalash/coal-ash-rule

Text of the first federal regulation providing for the safe disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants.  The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures and prevent groundwater contamination and air emissions.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4862014/$file/RD486.pdf

Finds that if state employees’ salaries do not increase in 2015, they will trail the salaries of other employers by 24.82%.  Also includes suggestions for improving the competitiveness of state employee salaries.  From the Department of Human Resource Management

 

Plan for the Development of an A-F School Grading System for Virginia Public Schools Approved by the Virginia Board of Education

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4892014/$file/RD489.pdf

Describes the response of the Board of Education to 2013 legislation requiring the development of an A-F grading system for individual schools and how the grades will be based on the standards of accreditation,  state and federal accountability requirements, and student growth indicators.  From the Virginia Board of Education

 

State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: FY 2014

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt467.pdf

Finds that Virginia spent $5.27 billion or $4,290 on average per pupil on the Standards of Quality in FY2014.  Also explains how much each locality spent and how the figures are arrived at.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY2012: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15305/pdf/nsf15305.pdf

Provides detailed statistics on the level, distribution, and characteristics of federal government support to academic institutions for research, equipment, and training in the sciences and  engineering.  Also shows rankings of institutions by totals received.   From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/2013_summary_report.pdf

Includes tables at the federal, state, and local levels, and for individual states.  Provides details on public employment and average pay by job categories.  From the Census Bureau

 

In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-experiences-and-perspectives-of-young-workers-201411.pdf

Explores the experiences and expectations of young workers entering the job market and analyzes the potential economic implications of current labor market trends on these new workers.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

United States Secret Service Protective Mission Panel

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/14_1218_usss_pmp.pdf

Executive summary of the report of an independent panel created to offer recommendations for improving the performance of the U.S. Secret Service.  Full report is classified but summary includes recommendations to provide stronger leadership from outside the Secret Service, make the White House fence taller and less scalable, and add more officers to the force.  From the Mission Panel

 

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