Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2008 Wiretap Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Privacy,Statistics

http://www.uscourts.gov/wiretap08/contents.html

Covers the number of wire taps approved by courts during 2008 plus major offenses for which intercepts were granted, types of surveillance used, arrests made, and convictions secured. Federal and state judges approved 1,891 applications for wire taps, a 14% decrease from the previous year. From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

American Community Survey: Design and Methodology

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/SBasics/desgn_meth.htm

Updates report released in 2006. Includes information about survey changes, modifications, improvements, and methods used to produce the 2005-2007 American Community Survey 3 year estimates. The ACS is the program which is replacing the long form decennial Census. From the Census Bureau.

Women’s Pay

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Women

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09279.pdf

Subtitled: Gender Pay Gap in the Federal Workforce Narrows as Differences in Occupation, Education, and Experience Diminish. This report examines whether a pay gap still exists between male and female federal government workers, and what the federal government is doing to enforce anti-discrimination laws. Finds that from 1988 to 2007 the gender pay gap in the federal workforce declined from 28 cents to 11 cents. All but 7 cents of the difference is accounted for by measurable differences in education and experience. From the Government Accountability Office