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Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666566.pdf

Describes paid administrative leave policies at selected federal agencies, the number of federal employees granted such leave, the reasons for such leave, and the record keeping.  Picked up by newspapers as major unreported use of taxpayer funds.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Virginia Energy Plan, October 1, 2014

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/LinkDocuments/2014_VirginiaEnergyPlan/VEP2014.pdf

Lengthy document which includes emphasis on strengthening renewable energy sector, improving energy conservation, and developing new nuclear energy technologies.  Also includes sections on general energy information, separate sections for each major energy type, and a chapter on advanced vehicle technology.  From the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

 

Governor McAuliffe Announces Actions on the FY2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=6857

Announces decisions made by the Governor on ways to produce savings and eliminate the revenue shortfall in the state’s FY2015 budget plan.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Support Costs and Staffing at Virginia’s Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt460.pdf

 

Finds that spending on support functions at Virginia’s 15 public higher education institutions increased 28% from 1991 to 2010 when adjusted for enrollment and inflation, but that the rate of increased support staff spending varied substantially across institutions.  W&M was listed as one of three that spent more than 75% of similar institutions.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/findings/2013TDA/2013TDA.pdf

Describes the efforts of 143 countries and territories to meet commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  Includes individual country profiles and analyses.  From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor

 

Trends: Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation

http://epa.gov/fueleconomy/fetrends/1975-2014/420r14023.pdf

 

The authoritative reference on personal vehicle fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, and powertrain technology trends in the U.S.  Data for model year 2013 are final and for model year 2014 are preliminary.  See also Full Report Tables.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Dawn Curry Page v. Virginia State Board of Elections

https://www.scribd.com/document_downloads/242215896?extension=pdf&from=embed&source=embed

Ruling by three judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that the congressional districts in Virginia dilute the voting strength of African Americans by concentrating them in a single district and are therefore unconstitutional.  Orders the districts to be redrawn by April 2016.  From Scribd

 

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html

Lists and links to sources of information from the federal government, private and international organizations, other national government sites, and more.  From the National Library of Medicine

 

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