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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Remarks by the President at the Catholic Health Association Conference

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/09/remarks-president-catholic-health-association-conference

Speech widely covered by the press where President Obama presents a passionate defense of  the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.  From the White House

 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Men’s Use of Mental Health Treatments

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db206.pdf

Uses nationally representative data on frequency of mental health symptoms and related treatment utilization to compare men of color with non-Hispanic white men.  Also examines disparities based on health insurance status, age, and income.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Jail Inmates at Midyear 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jim14.pdf

Offers estimates  of the number of jail inmates by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and conviction status.  Also covers other data including average daily population, rated capacity of jails, and percent of capacity occupied.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Final Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies

Categories: African Americans,Financial Crisis/Markets,Hispanics,Laws/Regulations,Women

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/10/2015-14126/joint-standards-for-assessing-the-diversity-policies-and-practices-of-entities-regulated-by-the

Announces proposed policy for diversity involving women and minorities in management, employment, and business practices.  The statement covers financial agencies regulated by the Dodd-Frank act.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Federal Reinsurance for Terrorism Risk in 2015 and Beyond

Categories: Govt Finance,Terrorism

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/50171-TRIA_Working_Paper.pdf

Examines options for federal government support of terrorism risk insurance in the future  following reauthorization of the program in January 2015.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

United Nations Reform: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33848.pdf

Reviews the reasons for displeasure with the United Nations among members of Congress and proposals for reform.  Also discusses the obstacles to reform.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Stored Communications Act: Reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

Categories: Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44036.pdf

Provides background information on the purpose of the act, which provides privacy protection for electronic communications but also allows for government access to such communications, and reviews reform proposals to strengthen privacy provisions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment: A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/diversity-and-inclusion/reference-materials/addressing-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-discrimination-in-federal-civilian-employment.pdf

Describes the rights and processes available to job applicants and federal empoyees who allege sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination.  The revised guide reflects recent changes in the law.  From the Office of Personnel Management

 

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