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Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program: Overview and Current Issue

Description: This report begins with an explanation of the various Ticket to Work provisions and provides an analysis of program performance and return-to-work barriers encountered by ticket holders and ENs. The report concludes with a discussion of program-related issues that may be of interest to Congress.
Date: September 13, 2013
Creator: Morton, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Workers' Compensation: Overview and Issues

Description: This report discusses workers' compensation in the United States beginning with a brief history of its origins and its elements. Costs, federal oversight of state programs, and Texas and Oklahoma's noncompulsory workers' compensation programs are also discussed.
Date: April 20, 2017
Creator: Szymendara, Scott D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Community Service: A Description of AmeriCorps, Foster Grandparents, and Other Federally Funded Programs

Description: The purpose of this report is to provide detailed information on each of the programs administered by the Corporation. This includes a description of the services provided, individual eligibility requirements, and the FY2002 funding level.
Date: March 28, 2002
Creator: Lordeman, Ann & Butler, Alice D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of Factors Deterring Participation in Continuing Professional Education

Description: This study was conceived as an attempt to determine .and analyze factors deterring participation in continuing professional education among social workers in environments where continuing education for relicensure is mandatory and voluntary. The specific research design implemented to complete this study was the ex-post facto descriptive design. The sample included 106 social workers randomly selected in the state of Texas where continuing education is mandatory and 94 social workers in the state of Louisiana where continuing education is voluntary. The instrument used was the Deterrent to Participation Scale developed by Scanlan (1983) and a demographic inventory. Scanlan (1983) earlier identified six factors deterring participation in continuing professional education: Disengagement, Lack of Quality, Family Constraints, Cost, Lack of Benefit, and Work Constraints. The study concluded that social workers in both states considered work constraint as a major factor deterring participation in continuing professional education. Also the factors of cost and lack of quality were also considered as crucial barriers in their efforts to participate in continuing professional education. The Wilks' multivariate test of significance of the means and univariate F tests at alpha level p < .05 revealed differences in the combined mean scores of social workers in both states when the variables of age, marital status, and position held were tested. In comparing the ranking of the six factors deterring participation in continuing professional education, a Spearman rank correlation coefficient revealed respondents in both states rank the six factors in the same order. The findings were congruent with earlier studies of barriers to participation in continuing education among professionals. The researcher recommended a study which would include a larger number of social workers and a longitudinal study to measure changes in barriers to participation in continuing professional education.
Date: December 1985
Creator: Akintade, Aribigbola
Partner: UNT Libraries

2004 Hanford Site Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report, Revised October 2007

Description: Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Program for 2004 for the Hanford site. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of epidemiologic surveillance activities that provide an early warning system for health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: October 24, 2007
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA): Overview of Workers' Compensation for Certain Private- Sector Maritime Workers

Description: This report discusses the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), a federal workers' compensation program that covers certain private-sector maritime workers. More than $980 million in LHWCA benefits are paid each year. The LHWCA is administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) and all benefit costs are paid by employers and their insurance carriers.
Date: November 29, 2010
Creator: Szymendera, Scott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870 to 1930

Description: Perhaps no other industrial technology changed the course of Mexican history in the United States—and Mexico—than did the coming of the railroads. Tens of thousands of Mexicans worked for the railroads in the United States, especially in the Southwest and Midwest. Extensive Mexican American settlements appeared throughout the lower and upper Midwest as the result of the railroad. Only agricultural work surpassed railroad work in terms of employment of Mexicans. In Traqueros, Jeffrey Marcos Garcílazo mined numerous archives and other sources to provide the first and only comprehensive history of Mexican railroad workers across the United States, with particular attention to the Midwest. He first explores the origins and process of Mexican labor recruitment and immigration and then describes the areas of work performed. He reconstructs the workers’ daily lives and explores not only what the workers did on the job but also what they did at home and how they accommodated and/or resisted Americanization. Boxcar communities, strike organizations, and “traquero culture” finally receive historical acknowledgment. Integral to his study is the importance of family settlement in shaping working class communities and consciousness throughout the Midwest.
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Date: December 15, 2012
Creator: Garcilazo, Jeffrey Marcos
Partner: UNT Press

[Two men carrying a wheel]

Description: Photograph of two men carrying a wheel outside. The men are positioned in the center of the image carrying the wheel between them, they both have their backs to the camera. The area they are in is hazy and partially filled with steam, and a third man can just be seen on the right side of the image holding a long pole, more wheels, foliage and scrap material make up the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers: Current Policy and Related Issues

Description: This report discusses existing visa programs for temporary lower-skilled workers, including regulatory changes since 2008. It covers legislative efforts to reform current programs and to create new guest workers visas. It further identifies and explores key policy considerations to help inform congressional action on guest worker programs.
Date: December 13, 2012
Creator: Bruno, Andorra
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2003 East Tennessee Technology Park Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Program report for 2003 for the East Tennessee Technology Park (K-25).The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of epidemiologic surveillance activities that provide an early warning system for health problems among workers. The Illness and Injury Surveillance Program monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: May 23, 2007
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2004 Hanford Site Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report, Revised October 2007

Description: Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Program report for 2004 for the Hanford site. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of epidemiologic surveillance activities that provide an early warning system for health problems among workers. The IISP monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: October 24, 2007
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2003 Sandia National Laboratories--Albuquerque Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Report

Description: Annual Illness and Injury Surveillance Program report for 2003 for Sandia National Laboratories-Albuquerque. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) commitment to assuring the health and safety of its workers includes the conduct of epidemiologic surveillance activities that provide an early warning system for health problems among workers. The IISP monitors illnesses and health conditions that result in an absence of workdays, occupational injuries and illnesses, and disabilities and deaths among current workers.
Date: May 23, 2007
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Ceramics Factory]

Description: Photograph of a Chinese ceramics factory. In the foreground, vases and dishes are laid out on wooden racks. Terracotta vessels are piled up in woven baskets in the center. Two people stand in front of a kiln in back. More racks are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Workers taking a break]

Description: Photograph of five workers taking a break while on the job. The men sit outside on a pile of lumber or scrap materials underneath a large tree, all of them look in different directions except for the man on the far right who looks directly at the camera. The front of an automobile is seen parked next to them on the left side of the image, and a clearing can be seen in the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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