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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

https://oig.state.gov/system/files/esp-16-03.pdf

Provides an overview of laws and regulations relating to management of email records, assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management by the Office of the Secretary, evaluates compliance with records management requirements, and examines requirements related to the use of non-Departmental systems. Includes 8 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State

 

Briefing on the State Department Inspector General’s Report … Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/05/257733.htm

Transcript of the press conference of May 25, 2016 with senior State Department officials on the topic of use by past Secretaries of State of private email servers for official business.  From the State Department

 

RSS and Email Alerts

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations

https://www.congress.gov/rss?loclr=bloglaw

New additions to the Congress.gov site.  Allows researchers to subscribe to a variety of alerts related to Most-Viewed Bills weekly, bills presented to the president, and bill activity (on a specific bill).  From Congress.gov

 

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31867.pdf

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Options for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42937.pdf

Discusses the huge increase in the federal prison population since 1980, the financial and management problems created by this increase, and the policy options available to Congress for alleviating the problems. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-20/pdf/2016-11817.pdf

Final rule to modernize collection of injury data related to workers and workplace hazards.  The final rule also promotes an employee’s right to report injuries  and illnesses without fear of retaliation from the employer.  From the Occupational and Safety Health Administration of the Department of Labor

 

Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Books and Sound Recordings Available Only Online

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-17/pdf/2016-11613.pdf

Seeks comments on expanding 6 year old interim rule about mandatory deposit of electronic works not available in a physical format.  The intent is to expand mandatory deposit to ebooks and sound recordings.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Foster v. Chatman

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-8349

7-1 decision of the Supreme Court which overturned the murder conviction of Timothy Foster because prosecutors kept black candidates off the jury through improper means.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

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