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Federal Employee Appeals Agency Warns of Chaos if Court Intervenes in Dispute Over Its Judges' Authority

MSPB says it, not the court, should decide if its judges are hired in compliance with the Constitution.

House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Overhaul Federal Firefighter Pay, Benefits

Under a new bipartisan bill, federal wildland firefighters would make at least $20 per hour.

Biden Team Wants to Know How Feds Feel About the Return to Office, Inclusion and More

Administration officials are seeking feedback in short “pulse” surveys that will go out roughly every two months.  

Women in the Military Pay More to Keep Their Uniforms up to Date. Two Senators Aim to Change That.

The military does not provide allowances to replace some required pieces for women, such as dress pumps, hand bags and swimsuits, according to a recent government report.

A Quartet of Warnings Highlight Climate-Related Threats

Agencies vow to heed climate change in all strategy planning, but experts say that won’t be enough.

The Missing Element in Revitalizing the Workforce: Performance

As long as day to day management of performance remains unchanged, it’s unrealistic to expect better results.

Immediate Sidelining of Trump Burrower by Biden Administration Was Appropriate, IG Finds

The official's hiring by the National Security Agency had generated significant concern, but a watchdog says the decision was above board.

All Inspectors General Need Testimonial Subpoena Authority, Watchdogs Say

Three IGs testified before lawmakers about various reforms needed to improve their oversight. 

Labor Authority Nominees Vow to Tackle Case Backlog That Flourished Under Trump

Unfair labor practice complaints stagnated for the last four years because the agency’s general counsel position sat vacant for the entirety of the previous administration.

The Federal Government Gave Billions to America’s Schools for COVID-19 Relief. Where Did the Money Go?

The Education Department’s limited tracking of $190 billion in pandemic support funds sent to schools has left officials in the dark about how effective the aid has been in helping students.

Navy Seeks To Improve Firefighting After ‘Preventable’ Bonhomme Richard Disaster

Naval Safety Center gets a promotion, while ships’ crews will be trained to respond to pierside fires.

Most Americans Resumed Risky Activities before COVID Vaccines Came Out

Americans started getting back to regular activities like travel and eating indoors before COVID-19 vaccines became available, according to a new study.

GovExec Daily: Detecting Waste and Abuse Through Data and Determination

Bill Lucia speaks to Pittsburgh official Marty LaMar about COVID-19 funding oversight and technology.

VA Begins Disciplining Employees as Thousands Have Yet to Prove They’re Vaccinated

Only 70% of VA's health care workforce has uploaded proof of their COVID-19 inoculation.

Federal Agencies to Inform New Hires of Union Eligibility, Rights

As part of the Biden administration’s initiative to promote collective bargaining in the federal government, agencies also will be expected to inform current employees of their union rights at least twice per year.