Management

To Beat the Pandemic, Biden Needs to Take the Politics Out of It

The vast majority of recent survey respondents said “Politics has made it harder to learn the truth about COVID-19.”

Management

Biden Aims for Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

He directed his administration to work on an executive order within his first 100 days. 

Management

Biden Directs OSHA to Bolster Actions to Combat Pandemic

He also asked the agency to consider issuing emergency temporary standards.

Management

Biden Signs Executive Order Killing Schedule F, Restoring Collective Bargaining Rights

The president also named Federal Labor Relations Authority Member Ernest DuBester to serve as the agency’s chairman.

Management

Empowering Frontline Federal Workers

Change will require committed leadership. It’s a problem at all levels and in all functions.

Oversight

Will Merrick Garland, Joe Biden’s Pick for Attorney General, Be Independent in that Role? History Says It’s Unlikely

History shows that attorneys general who are picked by – and serve at the pleasure of – the president are not as independent as they may be expected to be.

Workforce

Why You Should Turn off Your Camera During Zoom Meetings

It's not just to hide clutter anymore—leaving your camera off during your next virtual meeting could help save the planet, too.

Management

GovExec Daily: How Will Alejandro Mayorkas Lead DHS?

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss President Joe Biden's pick for the Homeland Security Department.

Route Fifty

Liaisons to Each State, Full National Guard Reimbursement Are Part of Biden's Virus Response Plan

On his second day in office, President Joe Biden outlined a wide-ranging coronavirus response strategy, shifting toward a more national approach than the Trump administration's.

Route Fifty

Buttigieg Emphasizes He’ll Bring Local Perspective to Top Transportation Job

Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor, received a favorable hearing before the Senate committee considering his nomination.

Management

Social Security Boss’ Job Status Unclear Following Inauguration

The White House named Commissioner Andrew Saul among its list of “acting” agency officials, despite the fact that he has five years remaining in his term.

Management

Biden Pauses Construction on the Border Wall

The president also ordered a review of all funding and contracts. 

Pay & Benefits

The Best Time to Retire

When you choose to end your federal career could make a big difference in your retirement security.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Propose 3.2% Raise for Feds in 2022

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have reintroduced legislation to boost basic pay by 2.2% across the board next year, along with an average 1% increase in locality pay.

Workforce

'People Are Just Relieved': Career Feds Express Optimism as Biden Officials Take Charge at Agencies

Employees are hopeful they will have better relationships with political appointees than existed under Trump.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Launches Aggressive Pandemic Plans 

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