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NIH Aims to Boost Diversity and Inclusion Within Its Biomedical Workforce 

The agency said the changes, which are part of a larger plan to combat structural racism in biomedical research, are “long overdue.”

Biden Kept His Promise to Increase COVID-Testing Capacity, Even as Demand for Testing Drops

Experts said that the system’s capacity has improved and people now have access to different testing options.

As More Climate Migrants Cross Borders Seeking Refuge, Laws Will Need to Adapt

Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.

GovExec Daily: The Federal Eviction Ban is Ending. What Now?

Route Fifty's Andrea Noble joins the podcast to discuss how local governments are working to help people with housing.

Biden Administration to Lift Capacity Caps at Federal Worksites

Agencies may set their own limits on how many federal employees can return to the office beginning next month, and in the meantime, the federal government will maintain its maximum telework posture.

Biden Signals He Wants to Expand VA's Footprint, Misses Deadline to Nominate Commissioners to Review It

White House is pushing big investment in veterans' medical facilities as commission initially designed to recommend consolidations takes shape.

The Trickiest Retirement Decision You’ll Have to Make

Hint: It’s not picking a date or deciding when to take Social Security.

OSHA Releases COVID Safety Standard for Healthcare Employees Only

There have been mixed reactions to the emergency temporary standard and new guidance. 

Summer Camps Haven’t Fully Recovered. That Could Hurt Working Moms.

Without a full return of summer programs this year, working moms face months of uncertainty that could further splinter their relationship with the workforce.

To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.

The Psychological Benefits of Commuting to Work

Many people who have been working from home are experiencing a void they can’t quite name.

The Budget Process Is 100 Years Old Today and Its Age Is Showing

A well-functioning democracy requires that elected leaders make sensible fiscal decisions and citizens are engaged and informed—none of which is happening right now.

GovExec Daily: Staffing at the IRS and the Biden Budget

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss IRS chiefCharles Rettig’s recent appearance before the Senate Finance Committee .

Budget Request for Federal Prisons Agency Isn’t Enough, Union Says

Agency argues the president’s request “provides sufficient funding to cover ...cost increases in pay and benefits, rent costs, and prison and detention operations.”