Management

Who Decides When Vaccine Studies Are Done? Internal Documents Show Fauci Plays a Key Role.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will see data from government-funded vaccine trials before the FDA does. One caveat: Pfizer’s study, which is ahead of the others, isn’t included in his purview.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Report Finds Agency Websites ‘Missing the Mark’ on COVID Communications

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

Management

How to Tell If Socializing Indoors Is Safe

As the weather gets colder, many Americans have no idea whether hanging out with other people inside is risky. That’s a big problem.

Workforce

Is There a Safe Way to Be Home for the Holidays?

Throughout the pandemic, Americans have been tempted to violate public-health experts’ recommendations. The winter holidays might be the strongest temptation yet.

Workforce

Trump Administration Develops Governmentwide Office Reopening Guidelines, With Contractor Help

Masks, distancing and sensors to track employee movement are all part of GSA’s non-binding coronavirus recommendations.

Management

Resilience Is Local, But Feds Can Help

In strengthening government’s response to COVID-19, nothing matters unless it matters at the community level.

Oversight

Analysis: Is the Trump Administration Eroding Trust in the FDA?

Experts worry that politically-motivated acts by the Trump administration will undermine Covid-19 therapies.

Management

USPS Delivering More Mail on Time After Walking Back DeJoy’s Reforms

The Postal Service is following several court orders and seeing improvements, though mail delays remain at higher-than-usual rates.

Management

Fix America by Undoing Decades of Privatization

Investing in public infrastructure should be at the center of a 21st-century civil-rights agenda.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Dwindling Number of Feds Assisting in the COVID-19 Fight

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the cut of personnel assisting in the response.

Tech

How a Bizarre Claim About Masks Has Lived on for Months

Why the wrong idea that wearing a mask can harm your health has lived on through multiple debunkings.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Toll of Ineffective COVID-19 Protections at Federal Facilities

Christina Suthammanont joins the podcast to discuss the story of her husband's death after she believes he contracted the coronavirus from his workplace.

Management

Lawmaker Urges State to Ease Voting for Feds Overseas

The pandemic may disrupt normal procedures for federal employees voting from abroad, committee chairman warns.

Oversight

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Want to Hear

White House aides cater to the president’s emotional needs, at the expense of the country’s interests and his own health.

Management

Civilian Agency Contract Spending Reaches Record High in Fiscal 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic largely contributed to the increase, Bloomberg Government reported.

Management

FDA Is Leaving Lab Employees At Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

An office created in 2016 to ensure safety at labs has never been given the authorities necessary to do its job, GAO says.

Defense

Can Dr. Conley — a Military Doctor — Say 'No' to the President?

Yes, but he’s under a lot of pressure that other physicians caring for VIP patients might not be.