Contracting Association Calls for Extension of COVID-19 Leave Provision 

This will help the government prepare for the next emergency, says the Professional Services Council. 

Congress Is Slashing a $30 Billion Plan to Fight the Next Pandemic

The proposal would overhaul America’s approach to tackling outbreaks, allowing scientists to develop vaccines in advance. But for now, Democrats are cutting it down.

Afghanistan’s COVID-19 Response Falters as U.S. Troops Withdraw

The Taliban is expanding into new territories as the U.S. and NATO leave, complicating the country’s Covid-19 response.

Here’s Why the CDC Recommends Wearing Masks Indoors even if You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

The CDC guidance applies to areas with high coronavirus transmission rates – which on the day of the announcement covered 63% of U.S. counties.

Immigration Prosecutors Were Told Not to Push for Deportation in Cases Like His. He Was Ordered Deported the Next Day.

Under a new Biden policy, more than 100,000 immigrants could have their cases dropped. But that discretion is left to individual prosecutors, and many are letting the deportation machine roll on.

Biden: Onsite Contractors Must Attest to Vaccine Status or Be Subject to Restrictions 

The White House rolled out a slew of initiatives to boost vaccinations in the United States. 

GovExec Daily: How CFOs See the Pandemic and Resiliency

Ann Ebberts of the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton's Tony Scardino join the podcast to discuss a survey of government financial officials.

The High Cost of Leaving Key Federal Management Jobs Unfilled

Until President Biden gets key officials in place, it’s going to be difficult for him to make progress on his agenda.

6 Things to Know about the Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Experts explain the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, what's going wrong (particularly in low-income countries), and what needs to change.

Biden Weighs Vaccine Mandate for the Federal Workforce

Yes, your agency can require you to get one, despite the fact that vaccines have been issued only under emergency use authorization by the FDA.

Democrats Seek Interviews to Better Understand Possible Political Interference in Early Coronavirus Response

The lawmakers are looking to speak with 11 current and former health officials, including some career employees.

VA Mandates Vaccines for Health Care Workers

“It’s the best way to keep veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

To Cope with the Labor Shortage, Raise Emotional Compensation

People are longing for more positive workplace cultures. Coming out of the pandemic is a natural time to make improvements.