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.

Labor-Management Opportunity

Labor-Management opportunity

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▶AGENCIES

Defense Dept. (DoD), National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 4800 Mark Center Dr., #05E22, Arlington, VA 22350-1200; (703) 882-3747. Capt. Robert Underhill (USN), Executive Director; Ron Bogle, National Chair. Toll-free, (800) 336-4590.

General email, osd.USERRA@mail.mil

Web, www.esgr.mil and Public Affairs, osd.esgr-pa@ mail.mil

Works to gain and maintain employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support and providing service members and employers with information on applicable law. Volunteers provide free education, consultation, and, if necessary, mediation between employers and National Guard and Reserve service members.

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), 250 E St. S.W., 7th Floor, 20427; (202) 606-8100. Fax, (202) 606-4251. Gary Hattal, Deputy Director. Public Affairs, (202) 606-8100.

Web, www.fmcs.gov, Twitter, @FMCS_USA and Facebook, www.facebook.com/fmcs.usa

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