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See Every Major Agency's COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

The Agriculture Department is the least vaccinated large federal agency.

The Pentagon’s New UFO Office Has a Specific Job

Defense leaders want to make sure they can spot and track “phenomena” trespassing over training ranges.

Key Pentagon Posts Remain Vacant Amid Supply-Chain Crisis

The Biden administration has not even nominated a defense undersecretary of acquisition and sustainment.

Work From Home Works Until You Need Time Off

How do we “take a day to stay home” when we’re already doing everything from home?

GovExec Daily: Annual Leave and Essential Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss OPM's decision letting some feds carry over unused annual leave that exceeds the typical cap in January.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Orders Removal of Derogatory Terms from Public Land Names

Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo, said she is ‘proud to be in a position’ to start with a term offensive to indigenous women on 650 different places on federal land.

Infrastructure Package Furthers Made-in-America Efforts

Also, the Office of Management and Budget has started making public the waivers to domestic preference laws.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Insulate OPM From Political Interference

Legislation would require presidents to nominate OPM directors without political considerations and make them the president’s “principal advisor” on federal workforce issues.

At Least One Agency To Begin Suspending Some Unvaccinated Feds Before Christmas

Internal Justice Department emails show tight timeline for suspensions and firings for those out of compliance with the president's order.

Coronavirus Roundup: EPA’s Back-to-the-Office Plan; More Data on Vaccine Mandate

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

The Biden Blueprint for the Future of Work

OPM Director Kiran Ahuja explains how the President’s Management Agenda will create an equitable and accountable government that will deliver results for all Americans.

Inflation Deepens Food Insecurity for Military Families

SecDef Austin rolls out tools for leaders, orders up plan to fix the problem.

Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

You probably won’t be testing everyone at your Thanksgiving table for COVID because the tests are expensive and hard to find. Why? The federal government is partly to blame.

GovExec Daily: How to Address Corruption in Government

The Project on Government Oversight's Walter Shaub and Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette join the podcast to discuss how ethics laws can be strengthened.

Lawmakers Call on GAO to Examine FBI Whistleblower Protections

Five years after Congress passed a law reforming the bureau’s whistleblower program, the Justice Department still has not issued regulations to implement those changes.