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Earl Gregg Swem Library

United Nations: Key Compensation Elements Should be Reviewed to Address Costs and Sustainability

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,United Nations

Examines similarities between UN and U.S. government salaries and benefits and examines UN efforts to address concerns about the sustainability of total compensation costs.  From the Government Accountability Office


Reduction in Face-to-Face Services at the Social Security Administration: Summary of Committee Staff Investigation

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Retirement/Social Security

Criticizes the Social Security Administration for criteria used for deciding on office closures and reduction of services to general public in the wake of budget cuts.  From the Senate Special Committee on Aging


Federal Workforce Statistics Sources

Categories: Govt Personnel,Statistics

Describes online tools, reports, and data compilations of the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management that contain statistics about federal employees and the federal workforce.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2013-2014 Official Congressional Directory

Categories: Congress,Govt Personnel

Members of the 113th Congress by state, committees, subcommittees, officers and officials of the Congress and more.  From the Government Printing Office’s FDsys.


Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2012

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

Finds that nearly 87% of public and private sector workers were offered health insurance plans through their employer and that public sector employees paid more than private sector employees for single, plus-one, and family coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Intelligence Community Directive 119: Media Contacts

Categories: Govt Personnel,Spying/Intelligence

Policy directive that forbids intelligence community employees from discussing intelligence-related matters, whether classified or unclassified, with reporters or “media” members unless they have specific authorization to do so.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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


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