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Author: United States. Federal Trade Commission
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: report, policy, federal, trade, commission, law, patent, innovation, proper, balance, competition, promote
Number of Pages: 315
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 1428950346
ISBN-13: 9781428950344

This report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) discusses and makes recommendations for the patent system to maintain a proper balance with competition law and policy.

Author: Laurie E. Ekstrand
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: career, positions, political, employees, practices, conversions, personnel
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935567
ISBN-13: 9781437935561

Political appointees in the federal government sometimes seek appointments to career competitive and other positions which, unlike political appointments, do not terminate at the end of an administration. Federal agencies must use appropriate authorities and follow proper procedures in making these conversions. This report determined for departments and selected agencies: (1) the number and characteristics of all political to career conversions occurring during the period from May 1, 2005, through May 30, 2009; and (2) whether appropriate authorities were used and proper procedures were follow

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: vans, cars, trucks, motor, vehicles, drivers, owners, truck, environment, environmental, guide, car
Number of Pages: 28
Published: 1996-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788129163
ISBN-13: 9780788129162

Helps drivers learn how to protect the environment by suggesting good driving practices, proper car maintenance, recycling automotive items, following manufacturers' operational recommendations, & considering the environment when buying a car. Additional topics include proper tire pressure, gasolines & fuels, motor oils, emission controls, cooling systems, & finding a good automotive repair shop. Covers common myths about cars & the environment & provides valuable information in an easy-to-read format. Illustrated.

Author: Loren Yager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: corporate, social, responsibility, efforts, global, business, numerous, federal, activities, complement, globalization
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2006-02
ISBN-10: 1422303810
ISBN-13: 9781422303818

The trend toward globalization has intensified the debate about the proper role of business & gov't. in global corporate social responsibilityÓ (CSR), which involves business efforts to address the social & environmental concerns associated with business operations. The growth in global trade & the dramatic increase in foreign direct investment in developing countries raise questions regarding CSR-related issues such as labor, environment, & human rights. However, there is controversy as to the proper gov't. role. This report describes: fed. agency policies & programs relating to global CSR &

Author: Robert A. Robinson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: proper, ensure, needed, payments, reduce, programs, duplication, management, usa, program, security, despite, cost, improved, controls, conservation
Number of Pages: 106
Published: 2006-06-01
ISBN-10: 1422307271
ISBN-13: 9781422307274

Author: Katherine V. Schinasi
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: related, items, need, improvement, defense, control, controls, processes, determining, proper, export
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2003-02
ISBN-10: 075673178X
ISBN-13: 9780756731786

The U.S. Gov't. controls the export of defense-related items to minimize the security risk such exports may pose. The U.S. export control system is primarily divided between two regulatory regimes, one managed by the State Dept. for defense items & another managed by the Commerce Dept. for dual-use items that have both mil. & commercial applications. Determining which dep't. has jurisdiction over an item & how that item is controlled is fundamental to the U.S. export control system. This report assesses how gov't. departments assist co's. in determining the proper controls for defense-related

Author: Asit K. Biswas
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: north, africa, east, middle, human, right, water
Number of Pages: 203
Published: 2008-07-10
ISBN-10: 0415461359
ISBN-13: 9780415461351

Access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is essential for human survival and for maintenance of a decent quality of life. Currently, more than a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than 2 billion people lack proper sanitation. In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed that water should be considered to be a human right. This position, however, has not been accepted by many developed and developing countries. The book systematically and comprehensively analyses the legal development of the concept of water as a human right; implications for the national gov
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