Workforce

GovExec Daily: The New COVID-19 Guidance for Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the testing system for feds who interact with the public.

Management

White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

New report calls for improved policies prohibiting interference and clearer punishments for those who meddle in scientific work.

Management

Almost One Year In: Biden’s Track Record on Nominations and Confirmations

The process underscores the challenges with so many positions needing Senate confirmation, the Partnership for Public Service said in a new report. 

Workforce

Merit Systems Protection Board Passes 5-Year Mark Without a Quorum

Without a quorum, the board is unable to issue decisions for appeals, leaving thousands in limbo and a critical part of the civil service system non-functional.

Defense

Private Group Keeps Afghanistan Evacuations Flying Despite Ground Halt

Group leader: “There are Americans saying, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ And the State Department is saying, ‘Fill out your form in triplicate.’”

Tech

From Delta to Omicron, Here’s How Scientists Know Which Coronavirus Variants Are Circulating in the US

A nationwide genomic surveillance system analyzes positive COVID-19 tests to build a picture of which variants are spreading in the population.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: 2022 Public Sector Workforce Trends

Route Fifty's Andre Claudio joins the podcast to discuss research about strategies and steps that governments can take to be employers of choice.

Management

Marijuana Use ‘Remains Relevant, But Not Determinative’ for Security Clearances

The increasing number of states and localities that have decriminalized marijuana prompted a guidance update. 

Workforce

Agencies Must Establish COVID-19 Testing Programs for Certain Unvaccinated Feds and Contractors By Feb. 15

Task force issues new guidance on coronavirus testing for those who report to federal facilities or otherwise interact with the public.

Defense

A Little Exercise May Ease Gulf War Illness Symptoms

Running just a few times a week could be a powerful tool in getting relief from symptoms related to Gulf War illness.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Contracts for COVID Tests Awarded; Pentagon Heightens Restrictions 

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

Defense

Marine Amphibious Combat Vehicles Returning to the Water

A tow mechanism problem led to a three-month suspension from waterborne operations.

Workforce

You Can’t Simply Decide to Be a Different Person

Forming new habits isn’t impossible, but it’s much easier for some people than others.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Using Postcards to Make People Interact with Government More Easily

Dr. Katerina Linos joins the podcast to discuss how to make customer service more effective in government… in a very low-tech way.

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