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NIH initiative boosts biomedical workforce diversity

December 26, 2012 The U.S. biomedical workforce is imbalanced, with too few minority scientists moving up the educational and professional ladder, the weekly science journal Nature reports. To increase the number of biomedical researchers of color, a working group at the National Institutes of Health — the nation’s premier medical research body — ...

Report: Inconsistencies found in state enforcement of e-verify policies

July 30, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow More than a dozen states use E-Verify to check the immigration status of new hires or government contractors, but a study has found that state officials have not been implementing the policy uniformly. Some states use the free, Internet-based system that allows employers to check the eligibility of new hires ...