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Government in detail. You may also want
to check in "Research."

Whenever possible, we've listed websites by using
their own descriptions (indicated by the use of opening
and closing quotes). Links verified: 10/24/2003.


Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Overview and quick retrieval of BLS data, including customized tables.

Campaigns and Elections
Formerly "American Voter" ... The Congressional Quarterly magazine's news page about politics, government ... and what your representative has been doing. Includes many links to government sites.

Census Bureau
- The U.S. Census Bureau. We know they collect a lot of data -- and you can get to it, too. Lots of it. And it's useful (from population maps to all kinds of socio-economic information).

Congress.org
Despite the name, it's not information from Congress itself, but tries to be the next-best-thing: "This site allows Internet users to access a complete and reliable directory of information about the members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate." Lots of information.

Contacting the Congress
"Contacting the Congress is a listing of phone numbers, FAX numbers, electronic mail addresses and WWW/gopher homepages for members of the Congress." Very complete and easy-to-use.

Department of Commerce (DOC)
"Established on February 14, 1903, to promote American businesses and trade... . Its broad range of responsibilities include expanding U.S. exports, developing innovative technologies, gathering and disseminating statistical data, measuring economic growth, granting patents, promoting minority entrepreneurship, predicting the weather and monitoring stewardship. As diverse as Commerce's services are, there is an overarching mandate that unifies them: to work with the business community to foster economic growth and the creation of new American jobs."

Department of the Treasury
Homepage of the U.S. Treasury Department. Among its agencies are: the Internal Revenue Service, Financial Management Service, US Customs, Financial Crimes Enforcement, US Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms, Bureau of the Public Debt, US Mint, and the Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Environmental Protection Agency
Sites on the EPA's web page include areas for kids, students & teachers, concerned citizens, researchers & scientists, business & industry, and state, local & tribal. Lots of info about the EPA and what it does.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by vigorously enforcing federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment." Site topics include: About the EEOC; Facts About Employment Discrimination; Filing a Charge; and, Enforcement and Litigation.

Federal Election Commission
From information about PAC's to individual contributions to guides for candidates, if you want to know about the rules covering federal elections, this is the place to check.

Federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
"The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) protects the retirement incomes of more than 42 million American workers -- one of every three working persons -- in about 50,000 defined benefit pension plans."

Federal Web Locator
"The Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web."

Fedstats
"More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use." Site includes includes a comprehensive list of agencies, programs, and regional statistics.

FedWorld
"A comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information." Operated by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

FirstGov
"The official website for searching the U.S. Government: Welcome to FirstGov — the first-ever government website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. FirstGov allows users to browse a wealth of information — everything from researching at the Library of Congress to tracking a NASA mission. Conduct important business online — such as applying for student loans, tracking Social Security benefits, comparing Medicare options and even administering government grants and contracts."

Google's U.S. Government Search
Search U.S. federal government websites with Googles uncanny accuracy.

GPO Access
"GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version" ... includes the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and much more."

Internal Revenue Service (Digital Daily)
IRS official website. Get your forms right here (as if you really wanted some more papers to fill out!) ... as well as news and info from the IRS' online "Digital Daily"

Library of Congress
Find documents, photographs, movies, sound recordings, books, exhibitions, research tools, library services and more. Includes a quick-jump link to THOMAS, a service which provides legislative information (full text access to current bills being considered by the U.S. House and Senate)

National Archives
Homepage of the National Archives and Records Administration ("to ensure ready access to essential evidence . . . that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience"). Interesting collection, but only beginning to put searchable information about the Archive's vast holdings on-line.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
"The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is a Federal agency established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illness and injuries." Lots of research info, findings and more...

National Labor Relations Board
"The NLRB is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to administer and enforce the National Labor Relations Act. It conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation, and it investigates and remedies unfair labor practices." Well, at least that's what they're supposed to do. Recently expanded web site includes board decisions (you'll probably need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view them, though).

National Political Index
Simply: a site with an incredible list of links to almost anything political ... but is becoming quite dated (last update appears to have been in 1999). "The National Political Index is a web site which provides an index of substantive political information ... our secondary purpose is to provide a one-stop shop web site for political activist organizations with tactics and logistics information to empower them to compete successfully against massive TV advertising which provides almost no high quality information to voters. Empowering activists is the key to nullify the corrosive impact of big money on the democratic process." Catorgories include: Hourly Political Headlines - Federal Elected Officials - State and Local Officials - Federal Candidates - Info. on Federal Candidates - State and Local Candidates - No-Cost Web Sites for Candidates - National Political Parties - State & Local Party Groups - Political Activist Groups - State Initiatives and Referenda - Un-elected Beltway V.I.P.s - Tracking Congressional Legislation - Voting Booths And Polls - Federal Gov't Agencies - Government Sponsored Information - State & Local Gov't Agencies - Political Science Departments - On-Line Political Magazines - Unclassified Political Sites - National Political Activist - National Political Review - National Employment Index - Personals - Political Resources - Political Goods & Services - Political Humor - Search Sites - Political Newsgroups - Political Think Tanks - Reporters' Resources - Political Games & Simulations

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Workplace hazards; health and safety rules; OSHA standards and more about the government's role in preventing sickness and injury (you'll also get a sense of their heightened "cooperate-with-business-to-keep-the-Republicans-from-gutting-us-completely" approach to health & safety). Includes a list of health & safety related internet sites.

Official GPO site
Official site for Government Printing Office.

SearchEdu.com
One of several specialized search sites from MaxBot.com, a search engine technology company. A jump box lets you search "over 20 million university and education pages" ... as well as online books, government sites, military sites, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesarus, the Encarta and Britannica Encyclopedias, Info Please Encyclopedia and Almanacs and A&E Biographies.

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Everything you ever wanted to know about Social Security: you can even request your own Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement (PEBES) on-line [during restricted hours] unless Republican squawking forces the SSA to shut this service down. Again. (Why? Remember, lot's of 'em want to hand the Social Security Trust Fund to big-business, which is just dying to get its hands on all that capital).

State and Local Governments (Library of Congress)
Neat Stuff. Find state and local governments on-line; state government information; and, state maps. All from the Library of Congress.

THOMAS Legislative Service
Find information concerning Congress -- particularly legislative activity -- under headings like "Congress This Week", "Bills", "Congressional Record", "Committee Information", "Historical Documents", "The Legislative Process" and "Congressional Internet Services" (a set of great government links). Invaluable source of information. (Why is it called THOMAS? "In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, a service of the U.S. Congress through its Library." Oh.)

U.S. Department of Labor
Home page of this really massive federal agency dealing with jobs and workers. Info on its agencies, the regulations it administers and enforces, and a wealth of information about work and employment. Check additional agency links in the UE Leadership Guide On-Line Supplement.

U.S. Government Printing Office (Congressional Documents)
Access to Congressional publications including Bills, Directory, US Code, and US Constitution. Subsite of the GPO's web site.

U.S. House of Representatives
Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. House of Representatives. Special emphasis on current session activities; includes a House directory, schedule, e-mail links and addresses of representatives plus a list of additional House-related web sites.

U.S. Senate
The official home-page of the U.S. Senate. Major topics include: "Legislative Activities", "Committees", "Senators", and "Learning About the Senate". Of course, there's a search feature, links to other sites and a "What's New" page.

U.S. Trade Representative
"This site provides information and insight into the workings of the [cabinet-level] office [of the U.S. trade Representative] and the United States' position on international trade issues." The U.S. Trade Representative plays a major role in setting U.S. trade policy ("most favored nation" status, and all that). Here's where you'll find a lot of pro-NAFTA, pro-GATT, pro-international corporate stuff -- and a good place to voice your objections.

US Department of Labor - Regs
Information on all major statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Labor.

WashLaw
"Your Guide to Legal Information on the Internet" (from Washburn University School of Law).

White House
The home page of the executive branch of the U.S. Government. Everything from bios on the President and Vice-President, tours, and history, to "what's happening at the White House" and "Briefing Room" (hot topics).


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