The False Dilemma of Post-Vaccination Risk

We’ll never know for sure how contagious people are after they’re vaccinated, but we do know how they should act.

Senior Biden Official Vows to Repair ‘Damage’ to Federal Workforce

The White House will unveil reforms in the forthcoming president's management agenda, OMB's director of performance management said on Monday.

GovExec Daily: What to Expect from Biden's 'Buy American' Order

Contracting attorney Kelly Kroll joins the podcast to discuss how the executive order will affect firms going forward.

Biden’s Straight-Talking CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

Dr. Rochelle Walensky said scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were "muzzled" and "diminished" by the Trump team, especially during the pandemic. She aims to fix that.

Texas National Guard Deployed to Get COVID-19 Vaccines to Older Texans Who Are Homebound

Gov. Greg Abbott said he wants the majority of Texans who are 65 and older to be inoculated against COVID-19 by the end of March. He said the state could announce more eligibility for the vaccines next month.

African American Federal Executive Association Builds a Pipeline of Talent for Senior-Level Jobs

A group leader says she is feeling optimistic about what’s to come under President Biden.

Past Marijuana Use Is No Longer a Disqualifier for a Federal Job

As more states legalize marijuana, the federal government’s HR agency said agencies can hire people who have used the drug, provided there is “evidence” the candidate will not use it anymore.

Lawmakers and Professional Association Call for Extension of COVID Leave Reimbursement Provision for Contractors

CARES Act section allowing flexibility for agencies to reimburse contractors for sick or paid leave is set to expire next month.

GovExec Daily: Cabinet Progress and the Tanden Nomination

Courtney Bublé joins the show to discuss how President Joe Biden's nominees – including his controversial OMB pick – have fared so far.

Biden's Postal Board Nominees Unlikely to Spell Quick End to Postmaster General's Tenure

The president's picks are probably not going to vote to remove DeJoy and are knowledgeable on postal issues, observers say.

How to Make Federal Telework Work Beyond the Pandemic

The administration needs a strategy that empowers employees and helps agencies deliver on their missions.

Biden Rescinds Memo Granting Defense Secretary Authority to Ban Unions

Last year, then-President Trump granted the Defense secretary authority to strip Pentagon employees of their rights to bargain collectively, although it was never acted upon.

Biden’s Cabinet of Many Women Shows Other World Leaders that U.S. Takes Gender Equality Seriously

Research shows that when one country – particularly a powerful one – puts more women in power, other nations tend to follow suit.

GovExec Daily: Baseball, Military Service and an American Story

Tom Shoop joins the show to discuss the day Private Willie Mays threw out his dad.

Postmaster General Previews Slower Mail and Improved Employee Benefits, Supports New Postal Reform Bill

DeJoy says the new legislation, coupled with his business plan, would allow USPS to break even after years of losses.

How Biden’s ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Could Impact Federal Contractors

Among other things, the EO creates a new White House office to review waiver requests.

Senate Committees Postpone Votes on Biden’s OMB Nominee

Alternatives to Neera Tanden are being floated, as her confirmation path gets more difficult.