Lawmakers and the White House face an estimated deadline of June 5 before the government would default on its debts.

Debt Limit Deal Would Save Feds' Paychecks, But Freeze Agency Spending

Sponsor Content

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Pay & Benefits

OPM Wants to Do More for Federal Workers' Wellness

An initiative to “revitalize” employee assistance programs across the federal government eyes a more comprehensive approach to promoting federal employees' wellness.

Management

Debt Defaults are not Shutdowns, But Both Raise Money Fears

Question number one that companies in the government market want answered is how payments for their work on contracts will, or will not, happen in a debt default situation. No one knows for sure.

Defense

CQ Brown’s Confirmation Hearing Will Get Nasty

The right hated the “woke” Gen. Milley. Wait ’til they meet a general who has fought racism for years.

Sponsor Content

4 Ways Agencies Can Build an Efficient Hybrid Workforce

Workforces are transforming and agency leaders are looking for ways to secure a hybrid future and modernize the mission.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: The Last One

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

Pay & Benefits

A New Retirement Resource

OPM offers a five-step guide to the sometimes confusing retirement process. 

Oversight

Federal Officials’ Financial and Ethics Docs Would Be Easier to Find Under a New Bill

The legislation would fix the “labyrinthian process of requesting them,” said Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette, of the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight.

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Defense

Biden Picks Changemaking Air Force Chief as Next Top Military Officer

Gen. CQ Brown instituted the “agile combat employment” concept and the “Accelerate Change or Lose” doctrine.

Management

The People Behind the Federal Spending Cut Dilemmas

Before slashing federal jobs, lawmakers should think about the mission voters would like the government to perform.

Workforce

Congress Doesn’t Know How to Count the Number of National Security Professionals and That’s a Problem

Instead of addressing data security or IT policies around protecting classified information, Congress goes after numbers.

Workforce

Feds Reported ‘Notable Levels’ of Perceived Banned Personnel Practices in 2021

This “data is only a starting point, not the finishing line,” said the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Tech

White House Releases New AI National Frameworks, Educator Recommendations

The Biden administration unveiled a docket full of more artificial intelligence regulatory efforts to promote responsible development, adoption and usage of increasingly smart systems.

Pay & Benefits

A Labor Economist Predicts Stability in the Fed Pay Trendline, But With a Big Caveat

“There is always a long lag between when higher inflation starts to eat into a fed paycheck and when that paycheck starts to respond to inflation,” one compensation expert says.

News

GovExec Daily Comes To An End

The May 24 episode was the final installment of the podcast.

Management

A Federal Agency Budget Freeze Seems Likely at a Minimum, as Debt Deal Remains Elusive

The contours of a deal are taking shape even as negotiators say they remain divided with less than 10 days until potential furloughs or missed paychecks for feds.

Pay & Benefits

A New Guide to the Retirement Process Could Help Feds Avoid Pitfalls, Manage Expectations

OPM's new three-page guide to the federal retirement process will be updated on a monthly basis to reflect anticipated wait times for federal retirees to begin receiving their annuity payments.

Management

DHS Releases its First Body Worn Camera Policy 

This follows requirements from an executive order President Biden issued last year on police accountability. 

Defense

Army Mulls 10-20% Cut to Special Operations Forces

Lawmakers and Army officials have discussed cuts through decade’s end, including to Green Berets, psyops, and enablers.