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Coronavirus Roundup: OSHA COVID-19 Standard Takes Effect; Biden Seeks Permanent HHS Inspector General
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
5 HOURS AGO
Kill the 5-Day Workweek
Reducing hours without reducing pay would reignite an essential but long-forgotten moral project: making American life less about work.
JOE PINSKER
10 HOURS AGO
GovExec Daily: What Feds Need to Know About Coming Back to Hybrid Offices
Attorney Stephanie Rapp-Tully joins the podcast to discuss the return to offices.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLER11 HOURS AGO
Embassy on Near Lockdown After Mass COVID-19 Outbreak Among Staff
At least 114 employees at the U.S. embassy in Kabul have tested positive for the coronavirus.
ERIC KATZ
JUNE 17, 2021
Sleep Troubles Now Linked to Cognitive Troubles Later
People who have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep may have more problems remembering or concentrating more than a decade later, research shows.
FUTURITY
JUNE 17, 2021
GovExec Daily: The Civil Service and At-Will Employment
The America First Policy Institute's James Sherk joins the show to discuss his report that calls for a full at-will employment for all feds.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERJUNE 17, 2021
House Passes Bills to Require Body Cameras and Use of Force Oversight for VA Police, Boost Department’s HR
VA's 5,000-person internal police force has mistreated veterans, lawmaker says.
ERIC KATZ
JUNE 16, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: White House Plans Independence Day Bash to Celebrate ‘Summer of Freedom’ from COVID
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
JUNE 16, 2021
Winners and Losers of the Work-From-Home Revolution
High-income workers at highly profitable companies will benefit greatly. Downtown landlords won’t.
DEREK THOMPSON, THE ATLANTIC
JUNE 16, 2021
Middle-Aged Americans Are Stressed and Struggle with Physical and Mental Health – Other Nations Do Better
Adults in Germany, South Korea and Mexico reported improvements in health, well-being and memory.
FRANK J. INFURNA, THE CONVERSATIONJUNE 15, 2021
GovExec Daily: How Human Capital Officials See White House Budgets
Dr. Reginald Wells joins the podcast to discuss his experience with budget blueprints as Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration’s Office of Human Resources.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERJUNE 15, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Another Possible Vaccine in the U.S.; AAPI Liaison Finding Her Footing
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
JUNE 14, 2021
Women Are as Likely as Men to Accept a Gender Pay Gap if They Benefit from It
An experimental study found that the vast majority of women didn't support a pay policy that corrected for an advantage they received, slightly more than men in the same position.
MARLON WILLIAMS, THE CONVERSATIONJUNE 14, 2021
GovExec Daily: What to Do About the Politicization of the TSP
GovExec contributor Dallen Haws joins the podcast to discuss Congress and the White House meddling in the Thrift Savings Plan.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERJUNE 14, 2021
Even Feds With Lifetime Tenure Can Be Fired for Cause, Court Rules
The dismissal does not require a special procedure, court finds in new precedent-setting case.
ERIC KATZ
JUNE 11, 2021
Summer Camps Haven’t Fully Recovered. That Could Hurt Working Moms.
Without a full return of summer programs this year, working moms face months of uncertainty that could further splinter their relationship with the workforce.
CHABELI CARRAZANA, THE 19TH
JUNE 10, 2021
The Psychological Benefits of Commuting to Work
Many people who have been working from home are experiencing a void they can’t quite name.
JERRY USEEM, THE ATLANTIC
JUNE 10, 2021
Workers Who Feel Powerless Get Paranoid and Aggressive
Workers who feel like they don't have power on the job can start feeling paranoid and even start lashing out, researchers find.
FUTURITY
JUNE 9, 2021
IRS Defends Proposed Hiring Surge Amid Pushback
Top officials seeks to convince skeptical Republicans that the agency can quickly address longstanding issues with more resources and personnel.
ERIC KATZ
JUNE 8, 2021
VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Filming Coworkers in Bathroom on Hidden Camera
The endoscopic technician faces up to 18 months in prison.
ERIC KATZ
JUNE 7, 2021
GovExec Daily: Human Capital Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis
Deloitte’s Libby Bacon joins the podcast to discuss how public sector organizations can be more effective, post-pandemic.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERJUNE 7, 2021
Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of Federal Workers
Employee mental health is an important barometer of the health of agencies, with implications for retention and productivity.
JOHN R. MALGERI AND TARA THIAGARAJANJUNE 4, 2021
Lawmakers Say Biden's Deployments of Feds to the Border Risk Agency Missions
Republican House members ask for data on governmentwide details set up to address uptick in migrant children.
ERIC KATZ
JUNE 4, 2021
GovExec Daily: The Hiring Possibilities in Biden's First Budget
Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the big takeaways from the president's blueprint.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERJUNE 4, 2021
How to ‘Build Back Better’ Health Habits after the Pandemic Year
A doctor offers tips on how to safely get exercise, sleep and drinking habits back into shape as the pandemic wanes.
CLAUDIA FINKELSTEIN, THE CONVERSATIONJUNE 3, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Full FDA Approval Sought for Second Vaccine; NIH To Study Mixed Vaccine Schedules
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
JUNE 2, 2021
Caffeine Isn’t a Great Way to Fight Sleep Deprivation
You probably shouldn't rely on caffeine to counteract the effects of sleep deprivation, researchers report. It won't help you perform tasks without errors.
FUTURITY
JUNE 1, 2021
GovExec Daily: Should Your Salary be a Secret to Your Coworkers?
Dr. Peter A. Bamberger joins the show to discuss his research on pay transparency and organizational behavior.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERJUNE 1, 2021
Why Do COVID-19 Vaccines Seem to Work Better For Men?
Researchers are investigating why COVID-19 vaccines that use nanoparticles appear to be more effective for men than women.
FUTURITY
MAY 28, 2021
Lawmakers Criticize Navy's Plan to Drastically Slash Civilian Jobs in Internal Audit Office
Agency itself says it "will not be able to accomplish its mission" if Navy moves forward with 70% reduction.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 27, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Asks Intelligence Community to ‘Redouble’ Investigations into COVID-19’s Origins
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 27, 2021
GovExec Daily: Honoring the Best in Government
Tom Shoop joins the show to discuss the Government Hall of Fame and The Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERMAY 27, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Federal CIO Teases Possible Telework Changes; VA Now Offering Vaccines to Eligible Adolescents 
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 26, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Considerations for Feds’ Return to Offices; White House Uses Dating Apps to Boost Vaccinations 
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 24, 2021
What Happens When Americans Can Finally Exhale
The pandemic’s mental wounds are still wide open.
ED YONG, THE ATLANTIC
MAY 24, 2021
What Introverts and Extroverts Can Learn From Each Other
Going against your instincts can help make you happier.
ARTHUR C. BROOKS, THE ATLANTIC
MAY 22, 2021
California Lacks Federal Firefighters as Dangerous Season Looms
A third of Forest Service fire engines in California likely can’t run every day.
SOPHIE QUINTON, STATELINE
MAY 21, 2021
What Bosses Really Think of Remote Workers
People who work from home get fewer raises and promotions. But there might be a way to avoid the remote-work penalty.
OLGA KHAZAN, THE ATLANTIC
MAY 21, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Watchdog Surveys Justice Dept. Workforce on COVID-19 Impact; Safety Advocates Question Mask Guidance Change
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 20, 2021
Employees Are Feeling Burned Over Broken Work-From-Home Promises and Corporate Culture ‘BS’ as Employers Try to Bring Them Back to the Office
A divide is growing between workers and management over the return to the office and other issues.
KIMBERLY MERRIMAN, DAVID GREENWAY AND TAMARA MONTAG-SMIT, THE CONVERSATION
MAY 20, 2021
House Easily Passes Measure to Boost Hiring, Bonuses at State Department
Lawmakers say the "momentous" authorization bill, the first in 20 years, would "prevent the politicization and targeting and impunity" that have hurt morale at the department in recent years.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 18, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Top CDC Career Official to Step Down; Another Smithsonian Museum Will Reopen
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 18, 2021
Leadership Failures Allowed Hostile Work Environment to Persist Within DHS, Watchdog Finds
Investigators fault agency leaders for enabling offensive violations of social media policy.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 17, 2021
Should You Bring Employees Back to the Office?
Research shows that people prefer to minimize their time in the office because most work cultures are not healthy or engaging.
MICHAEL LEE STALLARD
MAY 17, 2021
Panel Meets to Unearth Meddling in Federal Scientists' Work, Contemplate How to Avoid Future Interference
President Biden is hoping to add more teeth to scientific integrity policies across government.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 14, 2021
Gender Stereotypes Creep into Performance Reviews
Performance reviews, especially ones with vague criteria, are an opportunity for managers to project their gender stereotypes onto employees.
FUTURITY
MAY 14, 2021
GovExec Daily: Dealing With the Complex Changes Brought on by Telework
Dr. John Kotter joins the show to discuss how flexibility will be key to agencies as employees come back to offices.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERMAY 14, 2021
Biden Administration Floats Boosting Permanent Workforce to Process Migrant Children
Republicans blast current approach, including deployment of feds across government to the border.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 13, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Watchdog Encourages Telework Post-Pandemic; Secret Service Helped Recover $2 Billion in COVID-19 Fraud 
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 13, 2021
Senate Panel Advances Measures to Reskill Feds, Ban Their TikTok Use
OPM would oversee an agency-led effort to get federal workers into new jobs.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 12, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: VA Now Offering Walk-Up Vaccines; FDA Greenlights Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 11, 2021
There’s a Perfect Number of Days to Work From Home, and It’s 2
The best job perk is self-determination.
AMANDA MULL, THE ATLANTIC
MAY 11, 2021
GovExec Daily: Telework and Federal Labor-Management Relations
Robert M. Tobias joins the show to discuss how the remote work experience could provide a path forward for negotiations.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERMAY 11, 2021
Court Reverses Ruling Critics Said Left Feds Vulnerable to Retaliation, Citing 'Magnitude' of Errors
Appeals board itself had conceded its judge made mistakes on the case.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 10, 2021
Viewpoint: The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown
Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind.
EMMA GREEN, THE ATLANTIC
MAY 7, 2021
FEC Recommends Top Leaders Be Eligible for Senior Executive Service
The Senior Executive Association’s initial review says the proposal “makes sense on its face.”
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 7, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: Possible Identity Theft in Small Business Relief Program; Biden COVID Equity Task Force to Take Up Discrimination and Xenophobia
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 7, 2021
GovExec Daily: How Feds Have Maintained Their Resolve During the Pandemic
NARFE's Jessica Klement joined the show to talk about civil service and the COVID-19 crisis.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERMAY 7, 2021
VA Seeks 125% Increase in Diversity and Inclusion Counselors
Lawmakers, stakeholders note that the Veterans Affairs Department has a long way to go to ensure equity in its workforce, particularly within senior executive ranks.
ERIC KATZ
MAY 6, 2021
GovExec Daily: How FEVS Scores Changed During the Pandemic
Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss how the annual survey shook out during 2020.
ROSS GIANFORTUNE AND ADAM BUTLERMAY 6, 2021
Coronavirus Roundup: HHS and HUD Announce Vaccine Partnership; Watchdog Reports EPA CARES Act Mismanagement 
There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
COURTNEY BUBLÉ
MAY 5, 2021
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