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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Impacts to Roadways in Hampton Roads

Categories: Climate Change,Maps/Geography,Transportation,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/Sea%20Level%20Rise-Storm%20Surge%20Impacts%20to%20Roadways%20in%20HR%20DRAFT%20Report.pdf

Includes a methodology for incorporating sea level rise and storm surge impacts to roadways into transportation planning.  Also contains adaptation strategies, design considerations, best practices, and lessons learned from other coastal regions.  Dated January 2016 but released to the public in May 2016.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U. S. Households in 2015

http://www.federalreserve.gov/2015-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201605.pdf

Finds American families experiencing mild improvement but many struggling financially.  Covers overall well-being of households, income and savings behavior, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing decisions, auto purchases and lending, education including student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

https://oig.state.gov/system/files/esp-16-03.pdf

Provides an overview of laws and regulations relating to management of email records, assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management by the Office of the Secretary, evaluates compliance with records management requirements, and examines requirements related to the use of non-Departmental systems. Includes 8 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State

 

Briefing on the State Department Inspector General’s Report … Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/05/257733.htm

Transcript of the press conference of May 25, 2016 with senior State Department officials on the topic of use by past Secretaries of State of private email servers for official business.  From the State Department

 

RSS and Email Alerts

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations

https://www.congress.gov/rss?loclr=bloglaw

New additions to the Congress.gov site.  Allows researchers to subscribe to a variety of alerts related to Most-Viewed Bills weekly, bills presented to the president, and bill activity (on a specific bill).  From Congress.gov

 

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31867.pdf

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

FHFA’s Administrative Reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Housing Finance System

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44506.pdf

Reviews the progress of housing reforms by the Federal Housing Finance Agency since the 2008 financial crisis including Credit Risk Transactions, the Common Securitization Platform, and Single Security type mortgage-backed securities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Options for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42937.pdf

Discusses the huge increase in the federal prison population since 1980, the financial and management problems created by this increase, and the policy options available to Congress for alleviating the problems. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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