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What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

For now, monkeypox poses a low risk to the U.S. public, but it could become a problem if the spread is left unchecked. Here’s what everyone should know about it.

The Case for Creating an Older Workers Bureau

An agency focused on seasoned workers could further President Biden’s stated campaign goal of helping people who want to defer retirement continue contributing to society.

GovExec Daily: Government Has a Recent History of Big Successes

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss his post about the ways that government has greatly improved the lives of Americans.

A Retirement Journey, Part One: Pre-Retirement

The first in a three-part series on one employee’s retirement experience. 

The Supreme Court Deals a Major Blow to the EPA, and All Agencies

The court's conservative majority limits agencies' capacity to write new rules on major issues.

Ketanji Brown Jackson, A Defender of Federal Union Rights, is Now A Supreme Court Justice

The first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court once sided with federal employee unions in a legal challenge against the Trump administration.

Grain Elevator Project Could Destroy African American Historical Sites, Preservation Agency Says

Following ProPublica's reporting, a federal agency says that a proposed grain elevator in Louisiana could harm a historic plantation and asks why a report was changed to minimize discussion of possible damage.

GovExec Daily: The TSP Service Transition is Not Going Well

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss his reporting on the Thrift Savings Plan’s new web-based services following the transition to a new recordkeeper.

USPS: It's Up to Mailers to Comply With State Laws on Abortion Pills

The Postal Service says it will not crack down on the mailings, while the Biden administration promises to use the mail to expand access to the pills.

OPM: If You Need to Travel for Medical Care, You Can Use Sick Leave

The federal government’s HR agency confirmed that federal employees may use sick leave to travel to obtain reproductive health services, although the measure falls short of employee groups’ request for paid administrative leave after abortion ruling.

Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

The Government Accountability Office and the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office say seniors enrolled in the program are suffering and taxpayers are getting bilked for billions of dollars a year.

Limited Abortions Will Continue On Defense Bases Despite Roe v. Wade Reversal

“There will be no interruption to this care,” the Pentagon said in a memo.

White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson Details How Powerful Officials Leaned on Her to ‘Figure It Out’ on Jan. 6

'I started to get frustrated because I felt like I was watching a bad car accident that was about to happen,” the former aide to the White House chief of staff said.