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.

Pensions and Benefits

Pensions and benefits

General

▶AGENCIES

Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (ERISA Advisory Council) (Labor Dept.), 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., #N5623, 20210; (202) 693-8337. Fax, (202) 219-8141. Christine Donahue, Executive Secretary, (202) 693-8641. Toll-free, (866) 444-3272.

Web, www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/about-ebsa/about-us/erisa-advisory-council

Advises and makes recommendations to the secretary of labor under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (Labor Dept.), Compensation and Working Conditions (OCWC), 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., #4130, 20212; (202) 691-6199. Kristen A. Monaco, Associate Commissioner.

General email, NCSinfo@bls.gov

Web, www.bls.gov

Conducts quarterly surveys of wages and benefits; data used for the quarterly Employment Cost Index, the quarterly Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, and annual reports on the incidence and provisions of employee benefits.

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) (Labor Dept.), 200 Constitution Ave. ...

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