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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Preserving Access to the Legal System: A Practical Guide to Providing Employees with Adequate Information about Their Rights under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and Regulations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/Practical-Guide-to-Providing-EEO-Program-Info-to-Employees-SEP-2014.pdf

A compilation of practices and ideas for how federal agencies should inform their employees about equal employment opportunities and rights in an electronic age.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

Virginia Independence Program for State Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2342014/$file/RD234.pdf

Describes Virginia’s social welfare programs funded under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and provides statistics by locality.  From the Department of Social Services

 

Federal Funding for Basic Research at Universities and Colleges Essentially Unchanged in FY2012

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14318/nsf14318.pdf

Annual statistical report which shows that federal funding for basic research at colleges and universities decreased by 0.3% from FY2011 to FY2012.  Presents statistics on basic research funding by source agency and by field of science including medical and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2013

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2013/ssi_asr13.pdf

Annual statistical report on the Supplemental Security Income  program which provides a minimum level of income for needy aged, blind, or disabled individuals.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Google to Refund Consumers at Least $19 Million to Settle FTC Complaint…

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/09/google-refund-consumers-least-19-million-settle-ftc-complaint-it

Press release which explains the terms of the consent agreement between Google and the Federal Trade Commission for refunds to consumers who were billed for mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play store by children without authorization by the account holder.  Also contains link to text of consent agreement.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative

Categories: Births/Deaths,Mental Health,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/131056/1/9789241564779_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1

Offers a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts.  Also presents strategies for countries to prevent suicides.  From the World Health Organization

 

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_74866.html

Programs and case studies which show how to reduce the prevalence and impact of violence

against children.  A companion to Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children.  From UNICEF

 

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Hidden_in_plain_sight_statistical_analysis_EN_3_Sept_2014.pdf

Draws on data from 190 countries to shed light on the types and prevalence of violence against children.  From UNICEF

 

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