The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Human Resources

General policy and analysis



National Science Foundation (NSF), Education and Human Resources Directorate (HRD), 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Room E 11400, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292-8640. Fax, (703) 292-9019. Diana Elder, Director, (703) 292-4437.


Supports the development of a diverse and well-prepared STEM workforce through a variety of education and research programs.

National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development Division (HRD), 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Room E 11400, Alexandria, VA 22134; (703) 292-8640. Fax, (703) 292-9019. Diana Elder, Director, 703-2924437.


Supports programs and activities to increase participation of minorities, women, and people with disabilities in the STEM workforce.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Human Resources Solutions, 1900 E St. N.W., #2469F, 20415-1000; (202) 606-1304. Peter Bonner, Associate Director.


Manages federal human resources policy, including staffing, compensation, benefits, labor relations, ...

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