Consumer Product Safety Commission Failed to Complete Mandated Future of Work Plan, Report Says

The agency tasked with preventing unreasonable risks of injury and death from consumer products has not yet completed a required plan that considers post-pandemic office reentry and property management strategies, according to an inspector general's report. 

Coronavirus Roundup: Researchers Allege COVID Vaccination Data Woes

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

The Federal Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate Remains Blocked, After Appeals Court Ruling

Court says the president overstepped in mandating "private, irreversible medical decisions."

Managers Repay Loyal Workers With Unpaid Labor

"Companies want loyal workers... But it seems like managers are apt to target them for exploitative practices."

3 Customer Experience Tips for Feds from Feds

Two professional customer experience experts offered advice for other practitioners across the federal ranks this month.

Biden Administration Opens a $250M Fund for Agencies to Make Their Buildings More Efficient

Agencies will be able to tap into infrastructure law funds as they try to meet Biden's ambitious government sustainability plan.

How Many Feds Are Back in DC Offices? A Watchdog Is Finding Numbers.

The Government Accountability Office is studying occupancy rates in federal agencies’ headquarters.

‘Woke-ism’ Not an Issue, Top Military Leaders Say

Inclusion is actually a critical part of unit cohesion, Air Force chief and Marine commandant said.

Empathy Can Be Part of a Leader's Toolkit

Nicole Price joins the podcast to discuss using empathy to shape an organization.

Coronavirus Roundup: GSA’s Budget Request Looks to the Future of Work After the Pandemic

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

Veteran Deaths Lead Lawmakers to Call for VA to Renegotiate Oracle EHR Contract

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester said that VA should “negotiate an entirely new contract” with Oracle Cerner following the revelation that the EHR system has resulted in the deaths of four veterans.

FAA is Facing a Looming Staffing Crisis as Post-Pandemic Needs Grow

Lawmakers suggest expanding the workforce pool to fill shortages, noting the aviation industry is overwhelmingly staffed by white men.

Biden's Budget Chief Defends Proposed Spending Increases and 5.2% Pay Raise

The president is willing to negotiate over final spending levels, OMB director tells lawmakers, but will not accept cuts to government programs.

Biden’s Nominee to Be Archivist Goes to the Full Senate

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced the nominee on Wednesday after a Republican senator called for the vote to be postponed.

There’s No ‘Easy Button’ for Cutting Government

As tempting as they are, across-the-board budget cuts and hiring freezes are the worst way to reduce the size and cost of the federal bureaucracy.

The 3 Most Important Themes for Government in 2023

As the world continues to change, leaders should work together to build trust, resilience and security for the people they serve.

'It's Not Just Club Fed': A Day Inside One Facility in the Strained Federal Prisons System

A visit to a Bureau of Prisons facility in Maryland showed some of the challenges the agency is facing as a new director tackles reforms.