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Republicans Are Pushing Back on the Biden Administration's Infrastructure-Fueled Hiring Spree

Agency officials should share more details on a new corps of clean energy workers, lawmakers say.

A Federal Employee Group Has Renewed Calls for Agencies to Protect Workers Post-Roe

Among the requests are for administrative leave and travel reimbursement for federal workers who must travel across state lines to receive abortion services, as well as the ability to opt out of relocating to states that ban the procedure.

New Photos Suggest How Trump, Flush with Power, May Have Sent Official Documents down the Toilet

Photos showing what appear to be torn-up documents in two different toilets may provide more evidence of the former president’s habit of destroying his presidential documents.

Mobile Threats Prompt Operational Changes for Governments

More than 80% of public sector respondents to a recent survey said they have been forced to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

Kamala Harris Made History — Her Husband Did, Too

Doug Emhoff is the nation’s first second gentleman. As he’s settled into the role, he’s trying to model what it means to be a man who supports gender equity.

GovExec Daily: Telling the Story of the Fall of Kabul

Producer Bradley Hope joins the show to discuss a new podcast about the evacuation and Taliban takeover in 2021.

A Recently Reconstituted Advisory Panel Is Finally Making Locality Pay Recommendations

According to the Federal Salary Council, federal employees made 22.47% less on average than their private sector counterparts last year.

Tribe Embraces Recreational Marijuana Sales on Reservation Where Alcohol Is Banned

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota allows people to buy and use recreational marijuana but not alcohol. Some tribal citizens say cannabis is safer than alcohol, meth, and opioids — which have wreaked havoc on the state’s Indigenous communities.

Senate Approves Democrats' Sweeping Climate and Health Bill

The legislation would unlock billions in new grants for states and local governments. But some lament its lack of help on housing and other issues. It will next go to the House.

It’s Time to Treat the Federal Workforce Better

Reducing employee burnout will help agencies retain the employees they need to advance their mission.

GovExec Daily: Financial Tips From a TSP Millionaire

Financial professional and longtime fed Abraham Grungold joins the podcast to discuss the Thrift Savings Plan

Women Are Better at Statistics Than They Think

Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.

Coronavirus Roundup: HHS is Establishing a New Office Focused on Long COVID

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

Text Messages Are Federal Records and Must Be Saved, DoD Orders

After news that Jan. 6 insurrection-related texts were wiped from former Pentagon officials’ phones, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks ordered data on department devices must be retained. 

Senate Panel Works Over Bill to Assure Peaceful Transfers of Power

The Electoral Count Act has become a recent concern following the Jan. 6 insurrection