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2010 Best Places to Work Rankings

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Labor/Employment

http://www.bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/

Annual listing of best and worst places to work in the federal government.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission had the highest ranking among large agencies and the Department of Housing and Urban Development the lowest.  From the Partnership for Public Service and American University.

Data on Written Complaints in the NHS 2009-10

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/webfiles/publications/complaints/complaints200910/Data_on_written_complaints_in_the_NHS_2009_to_10.Report.pdf

Reports that the number of written complaints about hospital and community health services in England increased by 13.4% from 89,000 in 2008-09 to 101,000 in 2000-10.  This is the largest increase since data was first published annually in 1997-98.  Provides details about service areas which drew the most complaints.  From the National Health Service and the Office of National Statistics.

Diseases Associated With Exposure to Certain Herbicide Agents

Categories: Health/Medical,Veterans

http://frwebgate2.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/PDFgate.cgi?WAISdocID=fDL8lA/0/2/0&WAISaction=retrieve

Final rule from the Veterans Department relating to expanded coverage of diseases related to exposure to Agent Orange during past military service.  The rule adds Hairy Cell Leukemia and other chronic B-Cell Leukemias, Parkinson’s Disease, and Ischemic Heart Disease to the list of diseases positively linked to Agent Orange.  From the Federal Register

Progress in Implementing New Security Measures Along the Southwest Border

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1283203926494.shtm

Press release on new border control measures including the use of Predator Unmanned Aerial System flights for greater border security.  From the Department of Homeland Security

Disparities in Automatic Enrollment Plan Availability

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/cm20100824ar01p1.htm

Discusses disparities in defined contribution retirement plans offered to employees by wage level of employee and firm size.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Federal Justice Statistics, 2007, Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2196

Statistics on criminal case processing in the federal justice system, including arrest through sentencing and corrections.

State Pension Plans in Peril: The Need for Reform

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security

http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/newsletter/2010/201009.pdf

Some estimate that state pension programs will be unable to deliver on $1 trillion of  promised payments to future retirees.  This brief report summarizes the cause of the crisis in state pension funds and offers some proposed remedies.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Television and Video Viewing Time Among Children Aged 2 Years—Oregon 2006-2007

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5927a1.htm?s_cid=mm5927a1_x

Reports on the results of a survey of mothers regarding the amount of television viewing by two year old children and whether they had tvs in their bedrooms.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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