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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

http://www.finance.senate.gov/library/reports/committee/download/?id=8ff9a3ac-74f8-4ec0-a554-40525529920c

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

 

Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth 2014-2015

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Personnel,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1772015/$file/RD177.pdf

The annual listing of all elected and appointed officials for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the state government plus independent agencies and gubernatorial documents.  From the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st474/stat474.pdf

Presents estimates of average premiums paid by public and private sector employees for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Found that public sector employees paid higher premiums than private sector employees with wide variation across geographic areas.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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

 

Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Preference for Meat and Poultry Produced According to Responsible Antibiotic-Use Policies

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/02/presidential-memorandum-creating-preference-meat-and-poultry-produced-ac

Presidential directive  to managers of federal agency cafeterias to provide menu options for meat and poultry products prepared according to responsible antibiotic-use policies.  From the White House

 

What is Due Process in Federal Civil Service Employment?

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.mspb.gov/netsearch/viewdocs.aspx?docnumber=1166935&version=1171499&application=ACROBAT

Explains the current civil service laws for adverse actions and the history behind their formation.  It also explains the Constitutional requirements that are involved in trying to discharge a public employee for cause.   From the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.

 

Federal Employee/Retiree Delinquency Report

Categories: Govt Personnel,Statistics,Taxes

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FERDI-Report-2014.pdf

Shows statistics on number of federal employees who are delinquent in their tax obligations, the amount owed, and the delinquency rate by agency per total number of employees.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

Federal Contracts and the Contracted Workforce

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49931-FederalContracts.pdf

Tries to determine the size and cost of the federal government’s contracted workforce.  Covers the amount spent, the trends in spending, and the types of services acquired.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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