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Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Language,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/final_tf_newamericans_report_4-14-15_clean.pdf

Report of a presidential task force on a federal plan to improve existing pathways to naturalization, protect new American workers, expand opportunities for linguistic education, and generally strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.  From the White House Task Force on New Americans

 

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43491.pdf

Explains the basics of trade promotion authority, formerly called fast track, that lays out U.S. trade negotiating objectives, procedures for congressional-executive notification, and expedited legislative procedures under which such bills are considered.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication: An Evaluation and Management Guide

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669612.pdf

A guide for analysts to identify and evaluate instances of overlapping government functions or duplication among programs.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2015 Annual Report: Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669613.pdf

The fifth report in a series that proposes ways the government can achieve greater efficiencies and tracks progress made on previous recommendations.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

White Paper on the Capstone Approach and Capstone GRS

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2015/04/FINAL-Capstone-WHITE-PAPER.pdf

Presents a plan for federal government management and retention of emails of permanent value and disposition of those lacking such value.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

POM Releases Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Roadmap

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Labor/Employment

http://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/03/redi-roadmap-announcement/

Agency press release about plans for improving the federal hiring process with links to the REDI website  From the Office of Personnel Management

 

Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, March 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49961-DebtLimit.pdf

Describes the current federal debt situation, governed by a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling until March 15, 2015.  Also discusses the measures that will be available to the Treasury to keep the government operating and what would happen when extraordinary measures run out.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Innovation for Healthier Americans: Identifying Opportunities for Meaningful Reform to Our Nation’s Medical Product Discovery and Development

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/Innovation_for_Healthier_Americans.pdf

Examines challenges that exist to getting safe treatments, improved medical devices, and cures to patients more quickly and effectively.  Assesses relevant policies and procedures at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.  From the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

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