Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report on Strategic Plan Efforts Related to Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD182008/$file/HD18.pdf

Offers an overview of public university faculty salary averages in Virginia and how they compare with other states, and the possible effect of current budgetary problems on recent salary progress. Advises a focus on reaching the salary benchmark goals before deciding whether other recruitment challenges could be resolved by statewide approaches. Issued as House Document 18 by the State Council of Higher Education.

Election Statistics: UK 1918-2007

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2008/rp08-012.pdf

Summarizes the results of United Kingdom elections since 1918. Includes statistics on voting at general and by-elections, characteristics of members of Parliament, and performance of minor parties, Also includes data for local elections, European Parliamentary elections, and elections to devolved bodies since 1945. House of Commons Library Research Paper 08/12.

The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33608.pdf

In March 2006 the United Nations replaced the former Human Rights Commission with a new Human Rights Council. The U.S. was one of four nations that voted against the establishment of the Council and has refused to participate in Council sessions. This report reviews the structure and functions of the Council, its first year of work, and related issues for congressional consideration. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists