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Watchdog: OMB Should Issue Guidance About Improper Payments With COVID Relief Funds

The full extent of the issue is not fully known yet, but there could be a “substantial” sum in mistaken payments, said the Government Accountability Office.

Feds Gain Early Win in Fight for Payout From 2018 Shutdown

At least 32,000 federal employees could be in line for a four-figure payday, though 25,000 are still awaiting damages awarded to them after 2013 shutdown.

Transition Roundup: Biden Urges Prompt Hearings for His Nominees; Ethics Office Updates Transition Resources 

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

White House Now Supports 2021 Pay Freeze, but Only for Civilians

The announcement marks a reversal for the Trump administration, which previously proposed a 1% across-the-board pay increase for all federal employees.

Remaking Government as a Great Place to Work

For reasons now buried in history, the Office of Personnel Management has never provided leadership in analyzing or tackling workforce problems.

EXCLUSIVE: Details Revealed in Trump’s Lame-Duck Pentagon Budget Draft

Some of the numbers are “fabricated,” says one official. But they shed light on GOP lines of attack awaiting Biden.

Your Brain’s Built-In Biases Insulate Your Beliefs from Contradictory Facts

Cognitive shortcuts help you efficiently move through a complicated world. But they come with an unwelcome side effect: Facts aren't necessarily enough to change your mind.

GovExec Daily: Political Leadership and Communication During Divisive Times

Communications expert Eric Yaverbaum joins the podcast to discuss how Joe Biden can try to bring people together when he takes office in January.

New HHS Policy Requires All Information to Be Released for Upcoming Rules

Experts criticize and question its purpose as the Trump administration winds down.

House Democrat Calls on Labor Authority to Overturn 'Radical' Changes to Legal Precedent

The Federal Labor Relations Authority in recent months has issued several controversial decisions that have sharply shifted the balance of power in labor-management relationships toward agencies.

Transition Roundup: Advice for Biden Administration Job-Seekers; GAO Launches Transition Resources 

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

TSP Funds Rebound in November

After months of turmoil, the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program all shot up in value last month.

Soldiers Don’t Trust Robot Battle Buddies. Can Virtual Training Fix That?

Allowing soldiers to train their robot wingmen in game environments could be the key to human-machine teaming.

How Biden and Kerry Could Rebuild America’s Global Climate Leadership

Kerry’s decades of experience and the international relationships he developed as a senator and secretary of state may give him a chance.

GovExec Daily: Biden's Post-Ascertainment Transition

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss how the incoming administration is connecting with agencies.