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August 2012

Minnesota Public Employment Data

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At the August 30th hearing of the Legislative Subcommittee on Employee Relations, Minnesota Management & Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter discussed two recent reports about state government staffing levels in Minnesota. He began with, “The workforce is changing. The demographic changes that we are experiencing are real and profound, and the state as an employer cannot assume the workforce it has had in the past, the quality workforce and the ability to affect the policies it wishes, we cannot assume that the capacity will be there in the future. It has to consider very strongly how it recruits, retains, and develops employees going into the future, and that this is a key issue for the state going forward.” The reports he discussed:

Additional articles and databases give information on state and local government employment and pay.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Abortion

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2012. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0570.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6

Agriculture

Sullivan, Colbey. A Minnesota Lawmaker's Guide to the Agri-Environmental Policy Landscape (Updated). House Research. June 2012. S589.757.M6 S85 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0568.

Bonds/Bonding

Financial Audit Division Report: General Obligation Bond Expenditures. Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 26, 2012. HJ9865 .A27 no. 12-14. Minn. Publication 12-0599.

Crime & Corrections

A Matter of Life and Death: 2010 Year End Report. Domestic Fatality Review Team.  HV6626.22.H46 M38 2010. Minn. Publication 12-0323.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 59 Art. 2 Sec. 2 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 611A.203)
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Art. 2 Sec. 27

Youth in Minnesota Correctional Facilities and the Effects of Trauma: Responses to the Minnesota Student Survey. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. March 2012. HV9105.M6 Y68 2010. Minn. Publication 12-0540.

Economic Development

Region Nine Development Commission Annual Report. Region Nine Development Commission. 2012. HT393.M62 R46x 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0578.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

Education-Higher

Barron's Profiles of American Colleges. Barron's Educational Series, Inc.. 2012. Ref L901.P72 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Evaluation Report: Preventive Maintenance for University of Minnesota Buildings. Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 2012. LD3322.9 .P74 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0551.

Getting Financial Aid. College Entrance Examination Board. 2012. Ref LB2342 .G48 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Early Separation Incentive (BESI) Payments to Employees Who Terminated in FY 11. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. July 19, 2012. JK6160.P4 M55 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0596.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 169 Art. 6 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 136F.481)

Education-K-12

Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools: Prevention of School Bullying Task Force Report: Findings and Recommendations. Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying. August 1, 2012. LB3013.33.M6 M56 2012 Final. Minn. Publication 12-0608.

Elections

League of Woman Voters Minnesota, et al. v. Mark Ritchie: Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate Amicus Curiae Brief. State of Minnesota Supreme Court. June 25, 2012. JF1001 .L43 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0549.

Energy Issues

Sullivan, Colbey. Short Subjects: Biofuel Use Mandates. House Research. July 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Sullivan, Colbey. Short Subjects: The Ethanol Industry in Minnesota (Updated). House Research. July 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Environment/Natural Resources

Minnesota Conservation Improvement Program Energy and Carbon Dioxide Savings Report. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. June 27, 2012. TJ163.3 .M56 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 12-0571.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 136 Art. 2 Sec. 5 Subd. 1c (Minn. Stat. 216B.241)

Fishing

Long Range Plan for Muskellunge and Large Northern Pike Management through 2020. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. August 2008. SH328 .L66 2008. Minn. Publication 12-0541.

Governing/Government-Local

Directory of Minnesota City Officials. League of Minnesota Cities. 2012. Ref JS451.L35 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Directory of Minnesota Township Officers. Minn. Association of Townships. 2012. Ref JS451.M63 M62x 2012/2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Dyson, Deborah and Pat Dalton. Legislation Relating to Local and Metropolitan Government. House Research. June 2012. KFM5858 .L45 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0575.

State of the Cities Report. League of Minnesota Cities. 2012. HT321 .S83 2012.

Government Finance

Minnesota Statewide Cost Allocation Plan. Minn. Management & Budget. 2012. KFM5407 .M62 2013. Minn. Publication 12-0592.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.127 Subd. 2

Health Care

Annual Quality Improvement Report on the Nursing Home Survey Process. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2012. RA997.5.M6 A56 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0572.
Mandated by: 2004 Minn. Laws Chap. 247 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 144A.10 Subd. 17)

Community Clinic Grant Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 1, 2012. RA447.M6 C63 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0574.
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 1 Sec. 47 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 145.9268)

Comprehensive Health Insurance for High-Risk Individuals: A State-by-State Analysis. National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans. 2011. Ref HG9395 .C65 2011/2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Medical Education and Research Cost (MERC) Grant Distribution. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 1, 2012. R746.M6 M47 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0573.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 245 Art. 2 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 62J.692 Subd. 5)

Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System: Quality Incentive Payment System. Minn. Dept. of Health. May 2012. RA399.A4 M65 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0544.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 358 Art. 4 Sec. 5 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.02)

Reform 2020: Pathways to Independence: Section 1115 Waiver Proposal Draft. Minn. Dept. of Human Service. June 18, 2012. KFM5741.5.P65 R44 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0555.

Aves, Lynn and Emily Cleveland. Short Subjects: State Regulation of Health-Related Occupations (Updated). House Research. June 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Cleveland, Emily. Short Subjects: The Minnesota Newborn Screening Programs (Updated). House Research. June 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Housing & Real Estate

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Annual Report and Program Assessment. Minn. Housing Finance Agency. 2012. HD7303.M6 M566 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0399.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462A.22 Subd. 9

Labor & Employment Issues

Neumann, Anita. Short Subjects: Minimum Wage (Updated). House Research. June 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Neumann, Anita. Short Subjects: Unemployment Benefit Extensions and Supplemental Benefits in Minnesota (Updated). House Research. June 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Legislatures

Shepard, Mark. Reports Mandated by the 2012 Legislature. House Research. June 2012. H62.M55x 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0552.

Liquor

Sullivan, Colbey and Patrick McCormack. Farm Wineries (Updated). House Research. June 2012. KFM5775.5.W56 S85 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0567.

Natural Disasters/Emergency Management

Red River Basin Commission's Long Term Flood Solutions for the Red River Basin. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources. September 2011. GB1399.4.M6 L66 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0550.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 37 Art. 1 Sec. 5

Parks and Recreation

Matthew Lourey State Trail Master Plan Amendment. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2012. GV191.42.M6 M38 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0539.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1

Political Parties

Findings and Order in the Matter of the Complaint of Common Cause Minnesota Regarding the Republican Party of Minnesota and Others. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. July 13, 2012. JK2358.M6 F56 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0579.

Public Welfare

December ... General Assistance Caseload: Active Cases and Eligible People. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2012. HV98.M6 D43 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0586.

Aves, Lynn. Short Subjects: Human Services Programs: The Relationship Between Federal, State, and Local Governments (Updated). House Research. June 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Taxation

Expanded Tax Compliance Initiatives: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. July 2012. HJ4655.M6 E96 2012/2013. Minn. Publication 12-0569.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 10 Art. 1 Sec. 39 Subd. 4

Manzi, Nina. Major State Aids and Taxes: A Comparative Analysis. House Research. June 2012. HJ9110 .B32 2009. Minn. Publication 12-0576.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: Major State Aids and Taxes: An Overview of the 2009 Update. House Research. June 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Tax Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). House Research; House Fiscal Analysis Department. July 23, 2012. KF3605 .T39 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0594.

Urban Issues

Metropolitan Livable Communities Fund Report to the Minnesota State Legislature. Metropolitan Council. July 24, 2012. HT168.T9 M48 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0600.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Art. 1 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 473.25)

Mandated Reports

A Matter of Life and Death: 2010 Year End Report. Domestic Fatality Review Team.  HV6626.22.H46 M38 2010. Minn. Publication 12-0323.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 59 Art. 2 Sec. 2 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 611A.203)
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Art. 2 Sec. 27

Annual Quality Improvement Report on the Nursing Home Survey Process. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2012. RA997.5.M6 A56 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0572.
Mandated by: 2004 Minn. Laws Chap. 247 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 144A.10 Subd. 17)

Community Clinic Grant Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 1, 2012. RA447.M6 C63 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0574.
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 1 Sec. 47 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 145.9268)

Expanded Tax Compliance Initiatives: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. July 2012. HJ4655.M6 E96 2012/2013. Minn. Publication 12-0569.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 10 Art. 1 Sec. 39 Subd. 4

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2012. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0570.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6

Matthew Lourey State Trail Master Plan Amendment. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2012. GV191.42.M6 M38 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0539.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1

Medical Education and Research Cost (MERC) Grant Distribution. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 1, 2012. R746.M6 M47 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0573.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 245 Art. 2 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 62J.692 Subd. 5)

Metropolitan Livable Communities Fund Report to the Minnesota State Legislature. Metropolitan Council. July 24, 2012. HT168.T9 M48 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0600.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Art. 1 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 473.25)

Minnesota Conservation Improvement Program Energy and Carbon Dioxide Savings Report. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. June 27, 2012. TJ163.3 .M56 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 12-0571.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 136 Art. 2 Sec. 5 Subd. 1c (Minn. Stat. 216B.241)

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Annual Report and Program Assessment. Minn. Housing Finance Agency. 2012. HD7303.M6 M566 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0399.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462A.22 Subd. 9

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Early Separation Incentive (BESI) Payments to Employees Who Terminated in FY 11. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. July 19, 2012. JK6160.P4 M55 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0596.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 169 Art. 6 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 136F.481)

Minnesota Statewide Cost Allocation Plan. Minn. Management & Budget. 2012. KFM5407 .M62 2013. Minn. Publication 12-0592.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.127 Subd. 2

Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System: Quality Incentive Payment System. Minn. Dept. of Health. May 2012. RA399.A4 M65 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0544.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 358 Art. 4 Sec. 5 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.02)

Red River Basin Commission's Long Term Flood Solutions for the Red River Basin. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources. September 2011. GB1399.4.M6 L66 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0550.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 37 Art. 1 Sec. 5

Region Nine Development Commission Annual Report. Region Nine Development Commission. 2012. HT393.M62 R46x 2011. Minn. Publication 12-0578.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

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