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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Records Relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre at the National Archives

Categories: Crime/Justice,East Europe,Germany,History,Russia

http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/katyn-massacre/

Includes  a thousand pages of declassified documents in the possession of the National Archives which relate to the massacre of Polish officers and intelligentsia in the Katyn Forest during World War II.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

The Senior Executive Service: Background and Options for Reform

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41801.pdf

Describes the origins and purpose of the Senior Executive Service in civil service reform legislation of the 1970s, examines the central features of the SES, and discusses recent, proposed legislative reforms.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unemployment Compensation (UC): Eligibility for Students Under State and Federal Laws

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42707.pdf

This report describes variations in state treatment of unemployment eligibility, especially as it applies to workers who lost jobs and entered higher education.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Public Transportation Program: An Overview

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42706.pdf

Describes how the federal programs to support public transportation have been modified by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act which became law in July 2012.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The National Labor Relations Act: Background and Selected Topics

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42703.pdf

Reviews selected decisions of the National Labor Relations Board and the courts  on issues related to the National Labor Relations Act and unfair labor practices.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Purple Heart: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42704.pdf

Examines the current debate over eligibility criteria for the award and whether proposed changes would cheapen the value.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Legal Issues Related to the Lethal Targeting of U.S. Citizens Suspected of Terrorist Activities

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/target.pdf

Examines the relevance of the “law of armed conflict” and other doctrines to questions about the legality of targeting and killing U.S. citizens away from a battlefield in this memorandum prepared for members of Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Registering to Vote

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml

Provides information on registering to vote in the U.S. including the National Mail Voter Registration Form,  election offices by state, and deadlines.    From USA.gov

 

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