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Transportation Department Launches Evaluation of Regulations Based on Biden Priorities

The department is seeking public input in order to align with two early executive orders from the president.

White House Seeks Ideas on How Agencies Can Deliver Services More Equitably

The Biden administration wants to know its blindspots and biases in operating federal programs.

Coronavirus Roundup: HHS and HUD Announce Vaccine Partnership; Watchdog Reports EPA CARES Act Mismanagement 

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

What's In Biden’s First Budget? And How Late Will It Be?

The White House could submit its defense budget request later than any administration in at least a century.

A Commitment to Admire

While the political winds may shift in Washington, the nonpartisan civil servants in every state and territory are part of the bedrock of our democracy.

The Professional Women Who Are Leaning Out

The competing demands of work and motherhood have some white-collar women choosing part-time work—and loving it.

GovExec Daily: The View From a Federal Employee

Fed Upward host Love Rutledge joins the podcast to discuss her civil service career and how feds feel about how the public sees them.

House Democrats Say Title 5 Protections Would Fix TSA’s Morale, Retention Woes

Advocates say now is the time to grant airport screeners with the same protections enjoyed by the rest of the federal workforce, including their bosses.

Postal Service to Issue Layoff Notices Later This Month

USPS declined to specify how many positions would be eliminated, but said it aims to offer impacted workers opportunities for reassignment.

US Air Force, Navy Extend 50% Work-From-Home Indefinitely

New memos suggest office space occupancy may never return to 100 percent.

TSP Funds Continue Strong Performance in April

All of the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program’s portfolios finished last month in the black.

A Year Without Germs

Months of exuberant hand-sanitizing and social isolation during the pandemic have changed our exposure to microbes, in ways good and bad.

GovExec Daily: A Strategy for Strengthening the Workforce

Dr. Donald F. Kettl joins the podcast to discuss the Biden administration's relationship with the civil service.

Detecting Rare Blood Clots Was a Win, But U.S. Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

With some 100 million Americans fully vaccinated, the U.S. is relying on a patchwork network of vaccine monitoring systems that lack the breadth and depth of large, population-based programs, experts said.