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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/11/08/2013-26711/improve-tracking-of-workplace-injuries-and-illnesses

Details of a proposed rule that would require employers to report occupational injuries and illnesses electronically to improve access to such information and create a safer workplace.  From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 

State Government R&D Expenditures Increase 11.3% from FY2010 to FY2011

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14300/nsf14300.pdf

Reports that state government agencies spent $1.4 billion on research and technology in FY2011.   Virginia spent $17 million.  New York, Ohio, California, and Florida had the highest state totals.

From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Sexual Assault in the Military

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines

http://www.sapr.mil/public/docs/research/USCCR_Statutory_Enforcement_Report_Sexual_Assault_in_the_Military_SEP2013.pdf

Examines how the Department of Defense and its Armed Services respond to service members who report having been sexually assaulted and how they investigate and discipline members accused of perpetrating sexual assault.  From the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

 

Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Uncategorized

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf

Reports on key findings from the 2012 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, including types of injuries and illnesses, time lost, industries and occupations involved, incidence rates, and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Getting to Know the President: Intelligence Briefings for Presidential Candidates 1952-2004

Categories: History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-CIA-GettingToKnowThePresident

An audio book in MP3  format which describes the process of information sharing between the intelligence community and the candidates and presidents-elect.  From the GPO Federal Digital System

 

Measuring the Benefit of Federal Tax Expenditures Used by Small Business

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/rs415tot.pdf

This research paper attempts to measure the aggregate value of tax expenditures, or so-called loopholes, for 2013 for each type of small business, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations, and C corporations.  From the Small Business Administration

 

Detection has Improved; However Identity Theft Continues to Result in Billions of Dollars in Potentially Fraudulent Tax Returns

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Privacy,Taxes

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2013reports/201340122fr.pdf

Federal audit that finds that identity theft continues to be a serious and growing problem in tax administration to prevent fraudulent tax refunds.  From the Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

 

Impacts and Costs of the October 2013 Federal Government Shutdown

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/reports/impacts-and-costs-of-october-2013-federal-government-shutdown-report.pdf

Examines the economic, budgetary, and programmatic costs of the 2013 government shutdown.  Shares estimates that 120,000 fewer private sector jobs were created during this period and up to $6 billion of lost output in real GDP occurred.  From the Office of Management and Budget

 

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