The United States Government Manual 2016

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Author: National Archives and Records Administration

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 9781598889246

Category: Political Science

Page: 585

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Known as the official handbook of the federal government, this annual resource provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees. Each agency's description consists of a list of principal officials; a summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the federal government; a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority; and a description of consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, and publications.

The United States government manual 2006/2007

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Author: United States. Government Printing Office,United States. Office of the Federal Register,United States. National Archives and Records Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780160514555

Category: Political Science

Page: 690

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As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees.

The United States Government Manual 2017

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Author: United States. National Archives and Records Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598889772

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 580

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Known as the official handbook of the federal government, this annual resource provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees. Each agency's description consists of a list of principal officials; a summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the federal government; a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority; and a description of consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, and publications.

The United States Government Manual, 2007-2008

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Office of the Federal Register

ISBN: 9780160786594

Category: Political Science

Page: 700

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Directory of the government structure of the United States of America. A special feature of this premium publication is the Source of Information section that lists addresses and telephone numbers for each agency identifying contacts for employment, Government contracts, publications, films, and other services available to the public.

U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual

An Official Guide to the Form and Style of Federal Government Printing

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Author: Gpo Style Board,Robert C. Tapella

Publisher: WWW.Militarybookshop.CompanyUK

ISBN: 9781907521621

Category: Reference

Page: 470

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This, the 30th edition of the "United States Government Printing Office Style Manual," is the first revision to this authoritative style manual since 2002. The "GPO Style Manual, as it is popularly known, is issued under the authority of section 1105 of Title 44 U.S.C., which requires the Public Printer, as head of the GPO to "dtermine the form and style in which the printing...ordered by a department is executed...having proper reagrd to economy, workmanship, and the purposes for which the work is needed." The Manual is prepared by the GPO Style Board, composed of proofreading, printing, and Government documents specialists from within GPO, where all congressional publications, and many other key Federal Government documents are prepared. The first "GPO Style Manual" appeared in 1894. It was developed orginally as a printer's stylebook to standardize word and type treatment and remains so today. Through successived editions, however, the "GPO Style Manual" has come to be widely recognized by writers and editors both within and outside the Federal Government as one of the most useful resources in the editorial arsenal. This new, revised version of the "GPO Style Manual" has been thoroughly redesigned to make it more modern and easier to read, and the content has been updated generally throughout in keeping with current usage.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

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Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

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A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

America, the Owner's Manual: Making Government Work For You

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Author: Bob Graham

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Watch Senator Graham on The Colbert Report! The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cShe Said, CIA Said - Bob Grahamcolbertnation.com Click here to preview chapter 1.Professors: Order your exam copy today by clicking on the &BAD:quot;Request an Exam Copy&BAD:quot; link above.Would you teach someone to play basketball using just chalkboard diagrams? Or would you get them on the court and have them play? In basketball, the answer is easy&BAD:mdash;you do both. So why teach politics only as a spectator sport?Senator Bob Graham believes that students should expand on their classroom learning about the political system: he spurs them to hit the court and actually play the game. If students work on an issue they care about, politics will become a meaningful and positive experience. This short, how-to guide takes students out of theoretical discussions of policy and into a world where they can affect change. Graham&BAD:rsquo;s goal is to have students identify a problem, and then walk them through each step from researching the issue, to getting others involved, to engaging the media. Each chapter starts with a real case, showing citizens tackling a step in the process, and ends with a summary checklist and a series of questions that help students put Graham&BAD:rsquo;s game plan in action. By offering students concrete guidance, an array of resources, and advice for troubleshooting and overcoming barriers, this compact user&BAD:rsquo;s guide gets students way beyond textbook learning.Thirty-five years ago, as a member of the Florida Legislature, Bob Graham took on the challenge of civic education for eighteen weeks at a Miami-area high school. His time as both a governor and a senator has only strengthened his resolve to pique students&BAD:rsquo; curiosity about politics and teach them to get what they want from government.

North Carolina Notary Public Manual

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Author: North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560118510

Category: Law

Page: 165

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The office of notary public has a long and proud history in our society. Their work is rarely glamorous, but it is so important that the highest courts in the nation routinely accept properly notarized documents as evidence in legal matters. In fact, the law governing notaries gives them the same mission as sworn law enforcement officers, "to serve and protect." This new 2016 edition of the North Carolina Notary Public Manual, prepared by the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, contains practical instruction, tips, and best practices, essential tools for North Carolina notaries public. It provides updated information including the North Carolina Administrative Code section for notaries that was not in the previous edition. For already commissioned notaries, the book serves as a legally required replacement to the previous edition of the manual that notaries currently own.

The United States Government Internet Directory 2016

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Author: Adam Jacobs

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 159888834X

Category: Computers

Page: 704

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Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government's online information is massive and can be difficult to locate. Many government sites are part of the "Deep Web" with content that does not surface or surface easily with even the most popular search engines. It is more important than ever to have a source that serves as an authoritative guide to the federal Web. The United States Government Internet Directory navigates the maze of data and locates the materials that you seek. The subject-based approach of this book allows you to browse for relevant sites in your field of interest rather than sift through hundreds of search results or try to guess which federal agency to consult. Researchers, business people, teachers, students, and citizens in the United States and around the world can navigate the labyrinthine federal Web with The United States Government Internet Directory. The Directory: contains more than 1,800 Web site records, organized into 21 subject themed chapters includes topics on a wide-range of subjects including employment, energy, defense and intelligence, culture and recreation, and much more provides descriptions and URLs for each site describes sites to help you choose the proper resource notes the useful or unique aspects of the site lists some of the major government publications hosted on the site provides a roster of congressional members with member's Web sites lists House and Senate Committees with committee URLs contains useful, up-to-date organizational charts for the major federal government agencies includes a one-page Quick Guide to the major federal agencies and the leading online library, data source, and finding aid sites identifies the major government Web sites related to the global recession and new government economic recovery programs

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 11th Edition

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Author: Anthony R. Kovner, PhD,James R. Knickman, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826125298

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"Health care managers, practitioners, and students must both operate as effectively as they can within the daunting and continually evolving system at hand and identify opportunities for reform advances… Health Care Delivery in the United States has been an indispensable companion to those preparing to manage this balance. The present edition demonstrates once again why this volume has come to be so prized. It takes the long view – charting recent developments in health policy, and putting them side-by-side with descriptions and analysis of existing programs in the United States and abroad." —Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner, From the Foreword This fully updated and revised 11th edition of a highly esteemed survey and analysis of health care delivery in the United States keeps pace with the rapid changes that are reshaping our system. Fundamentally, this new edition presents the realities that impact our nation’s achievement of the so-called Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. It addresses challenges and responses to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the implementation of Obamacare, and many new models of care designed to replace outmoded systems. Leading scholars, practitioners, and educators within population health and medical care present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on health disparities, vulnerable populations, and immigrant health; nursing workforce challenges; new information technology; preventive medicine; emerging approaches to control health care costs; and much more. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration and public health, the text addresses all of the complex core issues surrounding our health care system in a strikingly readable and accessible format. Contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system, and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health. The 11th edition features the writings of such luminaries as Michael K. Gusmano, Carolyn M. Clancy, Joanne Spetz, Nirav R. Shah, Michael S. Sparer, and Christy Harris Lemak, among others. Chapters include key words, learning objectives and competencies, discussion questions, case studies, and new charts and tables with concrete health care data. Included for instructors is an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, Syllabus, Test Bank, Image Bank, Supplemental e-chapter on the ACA, and a transition guide bridging the 10th and 11th editions. Key Features: Integration of the ACA throughout the text, including a supplementary e-chapter devoted to this major health care policy innovation The implementation of Obamacare Combines acute and chronic care into organizations of medical care Nursing workforce challenges Health disparities, vulnerable populations, and immigrant health Strategies to achieve the Triple Aim (better health and better care at lower cost) New models of care including accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient homes, health exchanges, and integrated health systems Emerging societal efforts toward creating healthy environments and illness prevention Increasing incentives for efficiency and better quality of care Expanded discussion of information technology A new 5-year trend forecast

Emergency Response Guidebook

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Author: U.S. Department of Transportation,

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510726209

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? Questions like these and more are answered in the 2016 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

Overthrow

America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

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Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805082409

Category: History

Page: 384

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Offers a narrative history of the role of the U.S. in a series of coups, revolutions, and invasions that toppled fourteen foreign governments, from the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 to the 2003 war in Iraq, and examines the sometimes disastrous long-term repercussions of such operations. Reprint.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 1956

This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, 2011

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Author: Veterans Affairs Dept Office of Public A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160883309

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

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Provides a complete summary of the benefits available to qualified American veterans of the armed forces, including health insurance, pensions, education, vocational rehabilitation, home loan guaranties, life insurance, burial benefits, and many others.

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States

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Author: Robert A. Moffitt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022637047X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

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Few programs in the United States are as controversial as those that constitute the country s safety net, which in the past few decades have been broadly transformed and substantially increased in size and scope. Many of these programs were discussed in the popular NBER book, "Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States," published in 2003. This new book sheds light on changes in programs and the results of new research since the first volume. Each volume of "Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States" explores four programs in particular. This first volume looks into the more prominent transfer programs, which include Medicaid, the Earned-Income Tax Credit, Food and Nutrition, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Both volumes of "Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States "will constitute a unique, single-source reference containing analysis of the origins, successes, failures, and developments in the most important recent means-tested transfer programs in the United States."

The Health Care Handbook

A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System

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Author: Elisabeth Askin,Nathan Moore

Publisher: Washington University in St Louis

ISBN: 9780615650937

Category: Consumer education

Page: 239

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The American health care system is vast, complex and confusing. Books about it shouldn't be. This book is your one-stop guide to the people, organizations and industries that make up the U.S. health care system and the major issues the system faces today. The book is the work of two medical students at Washington University, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore. When Elisabeth and Nathan worked to educate themselves about the American health care system they couldn't find a source that was comprehensive, understandable and non-biased - so they decided to write it themselves. It's rigorously researched and scrupulously unbiased yet written in a conversational and humorous tone that's a pleasure to read and illuminates the convoluted health care system and its many components. The book is essential reading for health professionals, health professions students, and anyone who interacts with the U.S. health care system.

Manual of Surveying Instructions - For the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States

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Author: United State Department of the Interior,Bureau of Land Management

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365076701

Category: Reference

Page: 510

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This _Manual of Surveying Instruction represents the latest in series of official and binding survey instructions dating back to 1804; the most recent prior to this edition was issued in 1973. The dominant federal policy has shifted from one favoring disposal and settling of the reserved public lands to one favoring retention, administration, and control. This manual, related manual supplements and special instructions, and all former editions remain legally relevant because they provide instructions in force at the time the survey was conducted. This edition of the manual governs the conduct of all surveys and resurveys of the official boundaries of all Federal interest lands authorized or approved by the bureau of land management (BLM)...

United States Government Publishing Office Style Manual 2016

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Author: U.S. Government Printing Office

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542527019

Category:

Page: 476

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The GPO Style Manual, as it is popularly known, is issued under the authority of section 1105 of title 44 of the U.S. Code, which requires the Director of the GPO to "determine the form and style in which the printing . . . ordered by a department is executed, . . . having proper regard to econ-omy, workmanship, and the purposes for which the work is needed." The Manual is prepared by the GPO Style Board, composed of proofreading, printing, and Government documents specialists from within GPO, where all congressional publications and many other key Government documents are prepared.The first GPO Style Manual appeared in 1894. It was developed origi-nally as a printer's stylebook to standardize word and type treatment, and it remains so today. Through successive editions, however, the Manual has come to be widely recognized by writers and editors both within and outside the Federal Government as one of the most useful resources in the edito-rial arsenal. And now in the 21st century, writers and editors are using the Manual in the preparation of the informational content of Government publications that appear in digital formats.Writers and editors whose disciplines have taught them aspects of style dif-ferent from those found in the GPO Style Manual will appreciate the difficulty of establishing a single standard. Users of this Manual should consider it instead as a general guide. Its rules cannot be regarded as rigid, for the printed word assumes many shapes and variations in annual presentation, and usage changes over time as language evolves. Periodically the Manual is updated, as this edition has been, to eliminate obsolete standards, update form and usage, and adjust the guidance for document preparation and ap-pearance to current custom.Comments and suggestions from users of the GPO Style Manual are wel-comed. All such correspondence may be emailed to the GPO Style Board at [email protected]

America, the Owner's Manual

You Can Fight City Hall—and Win

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Author: Bob Graham,Chris Hand

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506350577

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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In 2016, Americans fed up with the political process vented that frustration with their votes. Republicans nominated for president a wealthy businessman and former reality show host best known on the campaign trail for his sharp rhetoric against immigration and foreign trade. Democrats nearly selected a self-described socialist who ran on a populist platform against the influence of big money in politics. While it is not surprising that Americans would channel their frustrations into votes for contenders who pledge to end business as usual, the truth is that we don’t have to pin our hopes for greater participation on any one candidate. All of us have a say—if we learn, master and practice the skills of effective citizenship. One of the biggest roadblocks to participation in democracy is the perception that privileged citizens and special interests command the levers of power and that everyday Americans can’t fight City Hall. That perception is undoubtedly why a 2015 Pew Charitable Trusts survey found that 74 percent of those Americans surveyed believed that most elected officials didn't care what people like them thought. Graham and Hand intend to change that conventional wisdom by showing citizens how to flex their citizenship muscles. They describe effective citizenship skills and provide tips from civic experts. Even more importantly, they offer numerous examples of everyday Americans who have used their skills to make democracy respond. The reader will see themselves in these examples of citizens who chose to be victorious participants rather than tranquil spectators in the arena of democracy. By the end of the book, you will have new confidence that citizen participation is the lifeblood of America -- and will be ready to make governments work for you, not the other way around.