New Justice Communications Policy Strives for Independence from Political Influence 

The White House also released its policy for communications with agencies and departments. 

Converted Texas Prison Gets First Immigrant Detainees as Gov. Greg Abbott’s Border Security Effort Ramps Up

Border-crossing immigrants are being arrested by Texas troopers on state charges like trespassing, and they’re starting to trickle into a prison emptied to house them.

Institutional Authority Has Vanished. Wikipedia Points to the Answer.

The crowdsourced reference site can teach the CDC how to communicate in an era of rumors and shifting information.

OPM Reclaims Human Capital Council Duties Following Failed GSA Merger

The Trump administration had moved the Chief Human Capital Officers Council’s staff from OPM to GSA shortly before Congress blocked the controversial plan to merge the agencies.

Analysis: Necessary or Not, COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

In today’s pharmaceutical universe, a simple “safe and effective” determination by the Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug can be manipulated to sell products of questionable value. And drugmakers can profit handsomely.

Hiring and Retention Are Key to Modernizing the State Department, Experts Testify

The secretary of State has said he is committed to “recruiting, retaining, promoting officers with the skills to contend with 21st century challenges and who look like the country we represent.”

To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy, Public Officials Need to Get Creative

To achieve herd immunity, a new survey shows a need to address specific misinformation themes.

USPS Regulator Approves Price Spike but Warns Mail Slowdowns Could Have Worse-Than-Expected Impact

Commission criticizes postal management for faulty assumptions, insufficient testing and disregard for customers.

GovExec Daily: The 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated'

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss vaccination rates and other COVID-19 stories.

DOJ Will Not Prosecute Trump Officials After IG Referred Findings of False Testimony on Census

Investigators verified that former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross misled Congress, but the Justice Department said it won't pursue prosecution.

A Postal Worker Begged for Stronger COVID-19 Protections. She Ended Up Spending Six Weeks in the Hospital.

The limited response to postal workers’ repeated appeals for help provides a window into the failures of two federal agencies: the Postal Service, which is one of the country’s largest employers, and OSHA, which is supposed to protect workers.

Biden’s Census Nominee Pledges to Help Agency, Employees Recover From Tumultuous 2020

Director-designate says bureau suffered due to Trump's interference and pandemic's disruption.

Five Ways Agencies Can Become More Agile

The federal government is only now beginning to adopt what many view as the new standard for how work gets done in a post-COVID world.

Analysis: The FDA Is a Melting Iceberg

For decades, scientists have been crying out for action. Will they finally be heard?