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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/glotip/GLOTIP_2014_full_report.pdf

Claims that one out of three trafficking victims is a child, probably a female child.  Describes reasons for trafficking, regional flows, and poor law enforcement which results in few arrests or convictions.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

Working for the Federal Government: Part 2

Categories: Careers,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/article/federal-work-part-2.htm

Covers the federal hiring process including how to find vacancies, how to interpret vacancy announcements, how to master the application process, and final steps.  Also offers resources for more information   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Govt Information,Youth

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/98-654.pdf

Describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government as  a selective guide for students from high school to postgraduate.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans,Vietnam

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43790.pdf

Covers what Agent Orange is, legislative and judicial efforts by veterans to obtain health care services and compensation, and current issues such as paternally mediated birth defects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

State Minimum Wages: An Overview

Categories: Federal State Relations,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43792.pdf

Discusses the current federal minimum wage, how the federal rate compares with state rates, trends in state minimum wages, and mechanisms of adjustment used by the states.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Natural Gas for Cars and Trucks: Options and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43791.pdf

The increase in natural gas supplies in the U.S. has raised interest in natural gas as a transportation fuel.  This report reviews vehicle technologies that could use natural gas as a fuel and legislative policies that could spur development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Family-Based Immigration Policy

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43145.pdf

Focuses on current laws governing family-based immigration, the problems due to Immigration and Nationality Act numerical limits, and contradictory proposals about whether to expand efforts to reconstitute immigrant families or limit such efforts to nuclear families.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Report of the Office of the Child Advocate

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.ct.gov/oca/lib/oca/sandyhook11212014.pdf

State report on the educational, physical, and mental health issues of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, with recommendations for improving community health services to prevent such future tragedies.  From the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate

 

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