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House Panel Advances Bill to Undo Trump Order on Administrative Law Judges

A bill working its way through Congress would restore the judges to the competitive civil service three years after the Trump administration gave agencies greater leeway in hiring decisions.

Pregnant Cadets, Midshipmen Must Give Up Their Child Or Their Career. Two Senators Want To Change That.

Sens. Ted Cruz and Kirsten Gillibrand have introduced a bill to give pregnant students at military schools more options.

Army Dealing with Tough Moving Season as US Sees Shortage of Housing, Movers

The number of household goods shipments in late May rivaled what the service typically sees during the season’s peak, at the end of June.

America Is Getting Unvaccinated People All Wrong

They’re not all anti-vaxxers, and treating them as such is making things worse.

Go Ahead, Retire Early. But It'll Cost You

There are no loopholes in the federal early retirement options.

New Justice Communications Policy Strives for Independence from Political Influence 

The White House also released its policy for communications with agencies and departments. 

AFGE, VA Reach Settlement to 'Reset' Labor Relations

The Veterans Affairs Department has agreed to reverse actions taken to crack down on unions during the Trump administration, including compensating union officials for leave they took in the absence of official time and reimbursing the union for past office space and equipment rentals.

‘Not One Time’: Milley Says Joint Chiefs Did Not Violate Oath in Handling Trump

Chairman doesn’t deny that he and other chiefs mulled resigning if given an illegal order.

Converted Texas Prison Gets First Immigrant Detainees as Gov. Greg Abbott’s Border Security Effort Ramps Up

Border-crossing immigrants are being arrested by Texas troopers on state charges like trespassing, and they’re starting to trickle into a prison emptied to house them.

Institutional Authority Has Vanished. Wikipedia Points to the Answer.

The crowdsourced reference site can teach the CDC how to communicate in an era of rumors and shifting information.

GovExec Daily: The Latest Paid Leave Update

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the plan's advancement out of committee.

OPM Reclaims Human Capital Council Duties Following Failed GSA Merger

The Trump administration had moved the Chief Human Capital Officers Council’s staff from OPM to GSA shortly before Congress blocked the controversial plan to merge the agencies.

Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Administration Hits Six-Month Mark

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

Analysis: Necessary or Not, COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

In today’s pharmaceutical universe, a simple “safe and effective” determination by the Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug can be manipulated to sell products of questionable value. And drugmakers can profit handsomely.