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Executive Order: Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Removes prohibition of employees of federal contractors from discussing compensation received by employees to promote equal pay practices.  Prevents employers from discharging or otherwise penalizing employees who disclose or discuss compensation matters.  From the White House


Identifying Personality Disorders That Are Security Risks: Field Test Results

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Homeland Security,Mental Health

Examines which personality disorders are associated with security risk, due to compromised judgment and reliability, and whether an improved screening tool could be used to evaluate personnel in a high risk program such as access to nuclear or biological weapons.  From the Defense Personnel Security Research Center


Review on the Use of the Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA) in the Intelligence Community

Categories: Govt Personnel,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

Reports on limited use of the act, designed to identify instances of waste,fraud, and abuse,  by members of the intelligence community over a ten year period.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses Among State and Local Government Workers

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Compares characteristics of injury and illness cases in state and local government with those of private industry.  Includes which states had higher and lower than average injury and illness rates compared to the national average.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Suitability and Security Processes Review: Report to the President

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Govt Secrecy,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence

Finds that 5.1 million individuals now have security clearances.  Reviews process by which the clearances are acquired and recommends that the number of clearances be reduced to reduce costs and avoid risks to sensitive information. From the Government Accountability Office


Countering Overseas Threats: Gaps in State Department Management of Security Training May Increase Risk to U.S. Personnel

Categories: Govt Personnel,Terrorism

Examines oversight of security training requirements for government employees entering risky areas by State Department and Agency for International Development officials. From the Government Accountability Office


2012 Census of Governments: Employment Summary Report

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that federal, state, and local governments employed a total of 22 million people as of March 2012, a decrease of nearly 76,000 from the previous census in 2007.Also provides information on payroll and distribution of employees by function.  From the Census Bureau


FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Sex Issues

Presents a synopsis of sections of the Act that pertain to personnel policy including force size, pay, health care, and sexual assault.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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