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Affirmative Action Revisited: A Legal History and Prospectus

Affirmative Action Revisited: A Legal History and Prospectus

Date: December 15, 2004
Creator: Dale, Charles V.
Description: Affirmative action remains a focal point of public debate as the result of legal and political developments at the federal, state, and local levels. This report discusses legislation related to affirmative action, as well as legal rulings on the topic and the federal government's role in first establishing and, later, attempting to curb affirmative action policies.
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Collective Bargaining and Homeland Security

Collective Bargaining and Homeland Security

Date: September 5, 2002
Creator: Shimabukuro, Jon O
Description: This report discusses the personnel provisions of H.R. 5710, the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and the President’s existing authority under 5 U.S.C. § 7103(b)(1) to exclude the employees of certain agencies from the ability to bargain collectively. H.R. 5710, described as a revised version of the original White House proposal to create a new Department of Homeland Security, was passed by the House on November 13, 2002. H.R. 5710 includes language related to the President’s authority under 5 U.S.C. § 7103(b)(1). In addition, the report reviews the concept of successorship, whereby a union may retain its status as the exclusive representative of employees acquired by a new employer.
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Terrorism: The New Occupational Hazard

Terrorism: The New Occupational Hazard

Date: March 29, 2002
Creator: Rappaport, Edward B
Description: None
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Civil Service Retirement Bills in the 106th Congress

Civil Service Retirement Bills in the 106th Congress

Date: June 28, 2000
Creator: Purcell, Patrick J
Description: Among the civil service retirement issues addressed in bills introduced thus far in the 106th Congress are the correction of retirement coverage errors for federal employees assigned to the wrong retirement system; immediate eligibility for federal employees to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP); improved portability of pension benefits; and repeal of the temporary increase in employee retirement contributions that was mandated by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Other bills would expand TSP eligibility to include members of the armed services; improve pension coverage for temporary and part-time federal employees; and designate several categories of federal employees as law enforcement officers for purposes of determining their retirement benefits.
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Collective Bargaining and Homeland Security

Collective Bargaining and Homeland Security

Date: November 18, 2002
Creator: Shimabukuro, Jon O
Description: This report discusses the personnel provisions of H.R. 5710, the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and the President’s existing authority under 5 U.S.C. § 7103(b)(1) to exclude the employees of certain agencies from the ability to bargain collectively. H.R. 5710, described as a revised version of the original White House proposal to create a new Department of Homeland Security, was passed by the House on November 13, 2002. H.R. 5710 includes language related to the President’s authority under 5 U.S.C. § 7103(b)(1). In addition, the report reviews the concept of successorship, whereby a union may retain its status as the exclusive representative of employees acquired by a new employer.
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Date: May 21, 2002
Creator: Lyke, Bob & Peterson, Chris L
Description: None
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Date: July 26, 2002
Creator: Lyke, Bob & Peterson, Chris L
Description: None
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Date: September 19, 2002
Creator: Lyke, Bob & Peterson, Chris L
Description: None
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Date: February 3, 2003
Creator: Lyke, Bob & Peterson, Chris L
Description: None
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Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Flexible Spending Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts: A Comparison

Date: July 21, 2003
Creator: Lyke, Bob & Peterson, Chris L
Description: None
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