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Author: Frank Russek
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: plans, pension, local, state, underfunding
Number of Pages: 9
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437985467
ISBN-13: 9781437985467

The recent financial crisis and economic recession have left many states and localities with extraordinary budgetary difficulties for the next few years, but structural shortfalls in their pension plans pose a problem that is likely to endure for much longer. This report discusses alternative approaches to assessing the size of those shortfalls and their implications for funding decisions. Figure and table. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.

Author: Jess Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: address, initiatives, gaps, congressional, testimony, despite, persist, staffing, department, foreign, language, shortfalls, state
Number of Pages: 502
Published: 2008-09-01
ISBN-10: 1428987576
ISBN-13: 9781428987579

There have been several reports in recent years on a number of human capital issues that have hampered the Dept. of Stateżs (State) ability to carry out U.S. foreign policy priorities and objectives, particularly at posts central to the war on terror. In 2002, State implemented the Diplomatic Readiness Initiative (DRI) to address shortfalls in the number and skills of State employees. This testimony addresses Stateżs progress in: (1) addressing staffing shortfalls since the implementation of DRI; and (2) filling gaps in the language proficiency of Foreign Service officers and other staff. To

Author: David C. Maurer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Inc.
Keywords: foreign, capabilities, language, assess, needs, shortfalls, could, address, defense, depts, homeland, security, state
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437937241
ISBN-13: 9781437937244

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Foreign language skills are an increasingly key element to the success of diplomatic efforts; military, counter-terrorism, law enforcement and intelligence missions; and to ensure access to federal programs and services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) populations within the U.S. This testimony addresses the extent to which: (1) DHS has assessed its foreign language needs and existing capabilities, identified any potential shortfalls, and developed programs and activities to address potential shortfalls; (2) FEMA has conducted

Author: International Energy Agency
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: electricity, shortfalls, supplies, temporary, dealing, hurry, saving
Number of Pages: 6
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9264109455
ISBN-13: 9789264109452

Blackouts are normally the result of imbalances in electricity supply and demand. A brief blackout is mostly an inconvenience. But persistent shortfalls ? those lasting days, weeks, or months ? can cause economic disruption and danger to human life in our technology-rich societies. Saving Electricity in a Hurry describes some of the recent power shortfalls, from Norway to New Zealand, from Tokyo to Arizona and the policies these regions used to quickly reduce their power consumption. How did the whole country of Sweden cut its power consumption by 4% in only three days? How did California save

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: shortfalls, way, ahead, progress, counterproliferation, port, wmd, storm, seeking
Number of Pages: 72
ISBN-10: 1428994394
ISBN-13: 9781428994393

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: despite, initiatives, address, gaps, persist, shortfalls, state, staffing, foreign, language, department
Number of Pages: 66
ISBN-10: 1422309444
ISBN-13: 9781422309445

Author: Loren Yager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: substantial, reduce, shortfalls, duty, collection, steps, additional, countervailing, duties, congress, agencies, antidumping
Number of Pages: 71
ISBN-10: 1437904378
ISBN-13: 9781437904376
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