Workforce

FAA-Caused Flight Delays in New York Preview Potential 'Crisis' in Coming Years

The agency says it is addressing staffing shortages that have contributed to an unusually disruptive summer, but groups warn FAA is not sufficiently planning.

Management

Unions, Employee Groups and Lawmakers Condemn Threats of Violence Against Feds

The FBI’s search of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago has spurred anti-government sentiment on online forums.

Oversight

Lawmakers Push IRS on Backlog and Customer Service Problems

The agency says it's aiming to get to a "healthy" backlog level by the end of the year, but in June, the National Taxpayer Advocate said that would be "difficult" for the agency to do.

Defense

You Don’t Have to Be a Spy to Violate the Espionage Act – and Other Crucial Facts about the Law Trump May Have Broken

Two national security law experts explain how the Espionage Act isn’t only about international intrigue, and share other important points about the law that was invoked in a search of Trump’s estate.

Management

GovExec Daily: Congress Can Use Artificial Intelligence For Policymaking

Deloitte's Joe Mariani joins the podcast to discuss how legislators can make better laws with AI.

Workforce

Key Agencies Are Shedding the Exact Employees They Need to Spend New Infrastructure Dollars

Watchdogs caution agencies could face critical staffing shortages that could impact implementation of Biden's signature infrastructure law.

Defense

Here’s How Government Documents Are Classified to Keep Sensitive Information Safe

What are classified documents? Who gets to see them? What happens if they are released?

Defense

4 in 5 Afghans Who Worked for the US Have Faced Taliban Threats, Poll Finds

Lawmakers and advocates are working on legislation to make the special immigrant visa program permanent.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Congress and Investment in Defense Firms

The Project on Government Oversight's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and Nathan Siegel join the podcast to discuss ethics, Congress and the Pentagon budget.

Management

Social Media Posts Criticize the 988 Suicide Hotline for Calling Police. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The July launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was celebrated by many mental health providers and advocates, but it triggered concerns, too, from people who say using the service could lead to increased law enforcement involvement or forced hospitalization.

Workforce

Search Warrant Shows Trump under Investigation for Possible Espionage Act Violations

The seven-page document includes a brief description of everything the FBI confiscated.

Workforce

House Sends Package that Includes an IRS Hiring Boost and USPS EV Funding to Biden

The measure aimed at lowering health care costs and fueling the fight against climate change received only Democratic support.

Management

Senators Are Urging DOJ to Flex Its Debarment Authority

Two Democrats say that companies are getting away with "ripping off the government" because of the reluctance to exercise suspension and debarment authorities.

Nextgov

FEC Approves Google’s Plan to Exempt Campaign Emails From Spam Filters

The pilot program stems in part from a March study that found Google filters were far more likely to mark right-wing campaign emails as spam than left-wing ones.

Oversight

The Oversight Community Is Taking These Steps to Be More Diverse and Inclusive

A new DEIA roadmap reflects goals the president has for the federal workforce overall. 

Tech

Agencies Are Still Wrangling Over Death Data

Information about deaths is a key part of administering programs like Social Security, but how data is collected and shared comes with questions.

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