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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Labor Comparisons: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2013/ilc/

Compares economies of countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas to see how they have performed in recent years and historically.  Covers employment, GDP, wages, and other indicators.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Top Baby Names for 2012

Categories: Children,Consumer Info/Protection,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

Once again Jacob and Sophia are the winners.  You can also see the top names by year and how the popularity of names has changed over the years.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Expulsion, Censure, Reprimand, and Fine: Legislative Discipline in the House of Representatives

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31382.pdf

Discusses the various types of punishment that may be imposed, the grounds, precedents, and consequences by the House.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Missing Adults: Background, Federal Programs, and Issues for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Federal State Relations,Mental Health

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34616.pdf

Discusses the reasons that adults might go missing and why/how the federal government might be involved in efforts to find them.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Tax Reform in the 113th Congress: An Overview of Proposals

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43060.pdf

Discusses discussion drafts, policy papers, and legislation introduced in Congress to create a simpler and fairer tax system.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Recent, Current, and Projected Employment, Wages, and Unemployment

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43061.pdf

Presents information on the health of the U.S. science and engineering workforce, seen as a key ingredient in national well-being. Includes employment projections to 2020 and recent trends in employment and wages.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Open Data Policy: Managing Information as an Asset

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf

Policy memorandum directed to federal agencies to consider government information an asset which must be managed throughout its life cycle to promote openness and interoperability and properly safeguard systems and information.  Requires agencies to create information in a way that supports downstream information processing and dissemination activities.  From the Office of Management and Budget

 

Executive Order: Making Open and Machine-Readable the New Default for Government Information

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/09/executive-order-making-open-and-machine-readable-new-default-government-

Presidential executive order stating that newly generated government data will be required to be available in open, machine-readable format by default, enhancing accessibility and usefulness while ensuring privacy and security.  From the White House

 

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