Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2013

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

Provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits including benefits awarded, income of disabled beneficiaries and geographic distribution of benefits.  From the Social Security Administration


Addressing the Global Health Crisis: Universal Health Protection Policies

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,United Nations—ed_protect/—soc_sec/documents/publication/wcms_325647.pdf

Examines the extent of the global health crisis where many people lack the financial resources to pay for health care.  Annexes present data on total health expenditures, health coverage, and and skilled health workers for 171 countries.  From the International Labour Organization


The Virginia Report 2014

Categories: Virginia Issues$file/RD364.pdf

Examines progress toward long-term goals for the state and its government.  Includes sections: A Profile of Virginia, How is Virginia Doing, A Regional Perspective, and Council Areas of Emphasis.  From the Council on Virginia’s Future


Questions and Answers on Title IX and Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Classes and Extracurricular Activities

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Laws/Regulations,Youth

Offers legal guidance on circumstances under which school districts can offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities without violation of civil rights provisions of law.  From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917-1972, Public Diplomacy, World War I

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Propaganda

First of a series of retrospective FRUS volumes covering the topic of public diplomacy.  This one covers efforts to support U.S. war efforts and, especially, the work of the Committee on Public Information to educate a foreign public about U.S. war aims.  From the State Department


2014 Annual Report on the Condition and Needs of Public Schools in Virginia

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues$file/RD407.pdf

Includes current condition and critical needs of public education in Virginia, the Standards of Quality, and a Charter School report.  From the Virginia Board of Education


2014-16 Systemwide Operating and Financial Aid Budget Amendment Recommendations for Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Financial recommendations for Virginia higher education submitted for the 2014-16 biennium covering such topics as student financial aid, the Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund, faculty salaries, and the development of a long-term financial plan.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Virginia’s Workforce Development Programs

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

Examines how effectively Virginia’s educational programs, especially community college programs, are preparing participants for the workforce and meeting the needs of employers.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission