Watchdogs: Having the Authority to Hire People Faster Would Strengthen Oversight of Ukraine Aid 

The State, Defense and U.S. Agency for International Development inspectors general are also looking to place staff at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv.

How An Inclusive Work Environment Attracts and Retains Tech Workers

An inclusive IT staff helps Detroit close workforce gaps and bridge the digital divide.

TikTok, Security and Government Devices

Tom Guarente of Armis joins the podcast to discuss what network administrators need to know about the potential threat that the social media app poses.

Federal Asylum Officers Blast New Biden Rule as Contrary to Legal, Moral Obligations

Management has told employees they understand the concerns, but employees will either have to comply or quit.

Experts See Economic Problems for U.S. as Struggle Over Debt Limit, Spending Cuts Extends

Economic experts testified in front of the U.S. House Budget Committee on Wednesday, as a fierce debate over the nation’s budget remains front and center.

The Trends Reshaping Government Work This Year

William D. Eggers joins the podcast to discuss a new Deloitte report.

Union to Defense Chief: You Aren't Using Your Own Employees Enough to Help Meet Global Threats

AFGE called on the Biden administration and Congress to align the Federal Wage System’s locality pay map with that of the General Schedule and advance legislation to improve Defense Department civilian police pay.

FBI Whistleblower Protections May Finally Catch Up With Obama-era Policy Changes

The Justice Department also wants to know how it can further increase “fairness, effectiveness, efficiency and transparency” for whistleblowers.

Infant Formula Crisis Could Recur, Former FDA Official Tells Congress

While the Food and Drug Administration has made some changes, infant formula manufacturers are not required to notify the agency if they detect certain types of bacteria at their facilities.

Members Of Senate Panel Press Financial Regulators On Massive Bank Failures

Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs asked if the Federal Reserve could have done more to prevent the collapse.

Senators Reintroduce Bill to Bolster Federal Data Center Security

The bipartisan legislation seeks to protect federal data centers from physical and digital threats by establishing minimum requirements to enhance the security of these critical facilities.

Hiring With Temporary Cash Infusions Won't Force Future Layoffs, Agency Leaders Say

As agencies look to grow their workforces, House Republicans warn they will not be able to support the increased staffing levels in the future.

It’s No Secret: Fed Pay Still Lags—But Union Leaders Have A Fix

Fed workers shouldn’t be “forced to see your standard of living fall over time,” says the director of public policy for the American Federation of Government Employees.

Not Even the Best Places to Work in Government Were Immune to Federal Employee Morale Decline Last Year

The Partnership for Public Service on Wednesday released the first batch of rankings from its annual analysis of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

There Are Ways to Improve the System of Classifying Documents

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the different ways that Congress and the National Archives are tackling problems like overclassification.