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Thinking about Funding Federal Retirement Plans

Toni Hustead

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Most US federal retirement plans are now fully funded, but since plan assets must legally be invested in federal securities, fund surpluses are used to reduce overall federal budget deficits. As a ... More


Administrative Costs of State Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Systems

Edwin C. Hustead

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter compares the administrative costs of public sector defined benefit and defined contribution systems offered by the federal government and many states. Administrative expenses are ... More


Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Richard W. Painter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In order to be effective, federal ethics law must address sources of systematic corruption rather than simply address motives that individual government employees might have to betray the public ... More


Loyalty Investigations and the “End of Reform”

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the connection between disloyalty charges and the shift toward the political center, or out of government service, by many public officials, which has been difficult to discern ... More


When Ethics Law and Other Law Intersect: Insider Trading, Taxes, and Financial Conflicts of Interest

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses an example of individual corruption—insider trading in securities markets on the basis of information misappropriated from the government. It also addresses the taxation of ... More


Introduction: We Are Not Playthings

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The introduction explains how and why the Civil War era female federal workforce was an important, though often overlooked, cadre of labor feminists in the struggle for women’s rights in America. ... More


Interesting Convergences in the Early Sixties Post Office (1960–1963)

Philip F. Rubio

in There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio.13
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how postal unions dropped all remaining Jim Crow branches and locals not long after President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988 on January 17, 1962 providing limited ... More


Historians in the Federal Government

Donald A. Ritchie

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0033
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Employees of the federal government have been doing historical work since 1861 and have facilitated historical work in countless ways. This chapter discusses how academic historians have dominated ... More


“An Indian Teacher among Indians”: Native Women As Federal Employees

Cathleen D. Cahill

in Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037153
eISBN:
9780252094262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Scholars have emphasized that policymakers designed the federal Indian school system to assimilate Native children and create a colonial labor force by training Native female students for primarily ... More


This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Jessica Ziparo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous ... More


The Great Postal Wildcat Strike of 1970

Philip F. Rubio

in There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio.17
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Cleveland Morgan, a black member of New York Branch 36 of the NALC and among the first to set up picket lines in New York City to kick off the nationwide March 1970 postal ... More


The Law and Politics of Preemption

Thomas O. McGarity

in The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122961
eISBN:
9780300152203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122961.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The discussion in this chapter briefly explores the wide variety of federal compensation regimes and how they fit into the federal regulatory programs to which they are attached. Congress has, over ... More


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