Oversight

How the Hatch Act Fared in the Lead-Up to the Midterm Elections

Allegations and violations this year were not much different from previous years, according to the Office of Special Counsel. 

Oversight

The House Republican Plan to Slash One of Democrats’ Signature Laws

Lawmakers set to lead key committees when the GOP takes control of the chamber say they are looking at ways to drain funding from climate initiatives and other Inflation Reduction Act programs.

Oversight

Former Tax Chiefs Urge the Senate to Quickly Confirm Biden's IRS Nominee

The new commissioner should be a part of setting priorities and making plans, say former tax agency heads.

Workforce

The Senate Intelligence Authorization Bill Gives Hints to 2023’s Security Clearance Policy Priorities

There are a few issues highlighted in the bill that are of particular relevance to the government workforce.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Leadership, Workforce Development and OPM

Eric Katz speaks to OPM's Bahar Niakan about the Center for Leadership Development.

Management

USPS Is Heading Into the Busy Holiday Season With Far Fewer Employees Than in Recent Years

Still, postal officials and other stakeholders expressed confidence the agency will avoid the record delays mailers experienced in 2020.

Nextgov

Iranian Hackers Compromised a Federal Agency’s Network, CISA and FBI Say

Actors linked with the Iranian government were able to exploit an unpatched Log4Shell vulnerability—which the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency asked agencies to address by the end of 2021—in an unnamed agency’s network.

Management

Biden’s Nominee to Become the Regulations Czar Goes to the Full Senate

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-2 to report the nomination out of committee.

Workforce

Trump, Who Tried to Weaken Feds' Civil Service Protections, Announces 2024 Run

Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, the former president endorsed plans to reimplement Schedule F if he returned to the White House.

Oversight

Arizona's Governor and the Federal Government Are Battling Over Shipping Containers at the Border

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know. Now, the political stunt is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government.

Tech

GSA Tests Energy Tech to Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals

The agency is looking at solar tracking, off-grid mobile charging and carbon pollution-free electricity to meet goals set in a December 2021 executive order.

Defense

Deadly ‘Projectile’ in Poland Raises Tensions As Russian Strikes Pound Ukraine

AP says Russian missiles killed two on NATO territory, but Pentagon declines to corroborate report.

Management

Voter Intimidation in 2022 Follows a Long History of Illegal, and Racist, Bullying

Any behavior reasonably calculated to dissuade a person from participating in an election is intimidation.

Pay & Benefits

Everything You Need to Know For Open Season 2022

All our Open Season coverage in one place to help you make the best decision this season.

Management

GovExec Daily: What Musk's Twitter Purchase Means for National Security

The podcast discusses what the upheaval at the social network means for feds, the public and contractors.

Management

Here’s What the Contracting Community Thinks of the New Proposed Rule on Climate Reporting  

The proposed rule is part of the Biden administration’s larger environmental agenda, but it comes with costs for contractors. 

Pay & Benefits

A Federal Employee Group is Again Urging OPM to Ban All Use of Salary History in the Federal Hiring Process

An organization focused on improving gender equity at the Justice Department warned that anything short of completely banning federal agencies from considering job applicants’ salary histories could continue to perpetuate historic pay gaps in government.

Management

Biden to Federal Contractors: Make Plans to Cut Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Companies supplying the largest buyer of goods on the planet could soon have to get in line with the Paris Agreement.

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