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.

Management

It’s Time to Reinvent How America Delivers Foreign Aid

We are facing a moment of profound change; we must prepare for—and make the most of—new realities.

Workforce

Biden Will Form a Council Dedicated to Policy that Affects Women and Girls

“Too many women are struggling to make ends meet and support their families, and too many are lying awake at night worried about their children’s economic future,” he said.

Defense

Biden Administration Pauses Deportations for 100 Days and Suspends 'Remain in Mexico' Policy for Asylum Seekers

The changes come on President Joe Biden’s first day in office where he earlier signed multiple executive orders rolling back additional Trump-era immigration policies.

Management

Biden’s COVID-19 Challenge: 100 Million Vaccinations in the First 100 Days. It Won’t Be Easy.

But keeping campaign promises regarding the nation’s COVID-19 response will go beyond stepping up the rollout of the vaccines.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Biden Inauguration

Courtney Bublé and Tom Shoop join the podcast to discuss the new administration and Wednesday's festivities.

Route Fifty

Biden Moves to Rejoin Paris Climate Pact, Halt Keystone XL Pipeline

After he was sworn into office on Wednesday, President Biden signed a slate of executive actions, including measures to begin reversing Trump era environmental policies.

Management

Biden Seeks to Halt or Delay Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’

The new president took several immediate actions to start undoing Trump’s deregulatory agenda. 

Management

Biden Issues Sweeping Ethics Plan for Appointees

Hours before departing the White House, former President Trump revoked his own ethics pledge, allowing current and former Trump appointees to immediately become lobbyists.

Management

Biden Order Rescinds Diversity Training Restrictions, Requires Review of Agency Equity

An executive order instructs all federal agencies to “root out” systemic racism from programs and institutions and rescinds Trump's controversial effort to excise so-called “divisive” diversity training programs from agencies and federal contractors.

Defense

Austin Promises Healthy Civilian Control At DoD

“I look forward to working with the chairman, but I have no desire to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs,” the retired general told senators.

Management

Viewpoint: Outgoing Political Appointees Deserve Recognition

Their professionalism and hard work alongside career employees during the pandemic should not be dismissed.

Nextgov

Presidential Inauguration Includes a Digital Transition

Websites and social media accounts made the transition along with presidential power, with the new administration making its mark right away.

Management

Here's Who Is Leading Federal Agencies as Biden Nominees Await Confirmation

They are mostly career executives, but Biden has tasked some Trump officials with temporarily holding onto their positions.