Thousands of IRS Employees Are Currently Home With Pay, But Not Working

Sponsor Content

Stellar AI: An Astrophysicist's Guide to Getting Started

Of the 7.5 billion people on Earth, fewer than 600 have ever blasted through the atmosphere to make it into outer space and only a dozen set foot on the moon. Yet, through the study of astrophysics, we can calculate with certainty which elements make up the planets and the stars.

Route Fifty

Lessons from States that Embraced Telework Before the Coronavirus

COMMENTARY | How to avoid certain pitfalls now that many—or most—employees must now work from home.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: A Dire New Assessment, More Calls to Close National Parks

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Sponsor Content

How Big Data Can Accelerate Federal Construction and Repair Projects

Big data isn’t just for corporations looking for a leg up on their competitors.

Nextgov

How Census Is Building a Citizenship Database Covering Everyone Living in the U.S.

By March 2021, the bureau plans to release anonymized statistics while keeping the raw data on individuals' citizenship status confidential.

Management

Viewpoint: Protect Dr. Fauci

Congress should act to ensure that directors of the various parts of the National Institutes of Health—of whom Anthony Fauci is one—cannot be fired for dissenting from the president’s views.

Tech

Can Better Airplane Boarding Procedures Slow the Spread of Coronavirus?

A new computer model offers a better way to understand how people move in tight spaces, which can affect how viruses spread.

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Workforce

America’s Other Heroes: The U.S. Public Health Service

On a recent visit to San Antonio, I encountered a new example of selfless service.

Defense

Navy Evacuates Aircraft Carrier Infected by Coronavirus

"The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating,” Capt. Brett Crozier wrote to service leaders seeking urgent help.

Management

4 Tips to Protect Your Sleep in the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to get quality sleep, researchers warn.

Route Fifty

A State Tries to Chart its Economic Rebound From a Pandemic

Utah has drafted a plan meant to serve as a road map for both public health and economic policies during the coronavirus crisis.

Management

Federal Employee Union Sues Impasses Panel, Calls Its Appointment ‘Unlawful’

AFGE argues that the Trump administration violated the law in appointing anti-labor advocates to the Federal Service Impasses Panel, and that panel members should be subject to Senate confirmation.

Route Fifty

Amid Closures, Libraries Find New Ways to Provide Services

As their branches close to protect public health, librarians turn to virtual programming and relief efforts to continue serving their communities.

Management

Industry Groups Welcome Stimulus Provisions for Federal Contractors

Agencies may reimburse contractors for paid or sick leave if they can’t telework.

Management

OPM Offers Tips for Agencies to Help Teleworking Feds with Caregiving

The federal government’s HR agency encouraged agencies to be flexible with employees who have children or other relatives they must care for with school and other care facilities closed.

Workforce

Court Deals Major Blow to Trump's Signature Civil Service Reform Law

Ruling will put "structure" and "safeguards" in place for employee discipline law, attorney says.

Nextgov

FDA, NIH, VA Partner to Accelerate 3D-Printed Protective Gear for COVID-19 Response

The pandemic-driven outcomes could demonstrate what strategic interagency efforts around emerging technology can catalyze in rapid timeframes.

Oversight

‘I'll Be the Oversight,’ Trump Says as His Political Appointees Protect Wall Street, Real Estate

Banks, real estate investors and large corporations all got help even before President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 stimulus package, as bank regulators quietly handed billions to Wall Street.