Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Workforce: Distribution of Performance Ratings Across the Federal Government, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

The report on federal government performance evaluation systems which found that 99% of permanent, non-Senior Executive Service level employees were rated at or above the “fully successful level and 61% were rated “outstanding.”  From the Government Accountability Office


Sheriff’s Office Personnel, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents statistics on persons employed by sheriffs’ offices and employment trends from 1993.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2014

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents estimates of average premiums and employee contributions for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Finds that the average premiums for public sector employees were higher in each category than for private sector employees with variations across geographic areas.  Federal employees were excluded.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


President Obama’s Nominee for Librarian of Congress

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

Announces the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden, head of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, to be the new Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African American to hold the position. From the White House


United States Secret Service: An Agency in Crisis

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Presidency

Examines problems in Secret Service presidential protection services with a focus on four incidents occurring over the past 5 years. Finds continuing serious deficiencies in White House protection and offers recommendations for improvement. From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform


Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015

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Includes text and all actions of Senate bill 2162 signed into law by President Obama on 11/5/15 (PL 114-86) which changes the Librarian of Congress position from a lifetime appointment to a 10 year term. Responds to complaints about management at LC during Billington’s long tenure as head. From


Librarian Appoints Bernard A. Barton Jr. Chief Information Officer

Categories: Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

Press release which announces the name of the new senior leader for information technology at the Library of Congress, which has been criticized for failing to keep up with changing IT standards. From the Library of Congress


The Internal Revenue Service’s Processing of 501C3 and 501C4 Applications for Tax-Exempt Status Submitted by “Political Advocacy” Organizations From 2010-2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Taxes

Results of the investigation into alleged mismanagement by the Internal Revenue Service in weighing claims for tax-exempt status by political advocacy organizations claiming to be social welfare organizations.  From the Senate Finance Committee


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