Oversight

A Watchdog Dings the Indian Health Service’s Early COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The agency described the steps it has taken over the months to rectify these issues. 

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: A Watchdog Raises More Concerns With the Strategic National Stockpile

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

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Did SBA Bungle the Review of PPP Loans?

The Project on Government Oversight's Nick Schwellenbach joins the podcast to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program.

Management

Will COVID Spike Again This Fall? 6 Tips to Help You Stay Safe

Recent research suggests that the COVID virus is mutating to better dodge people’s immune defenses. It could soon evade monoclonal antibodies used to treat COVID. KHN examines what public health officials believe is on the horizon and how best to fight the disease

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: The Biden Administration Renews the Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 

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

Management

Gucci Bags, Crypto and Vegas Vacations: COVID Relief Scams Land Public Employees in Legal Trouble

Former Rhea County Executive is headed to federal prison; DOJ rounds up five Memphis IRS employees

Pay & Benefits

OPM Has Authorized Another Round of Paid Leave For Feds to Get COVID-19 Boosters

As part of the Biden administration’s efforts to encourage Americans to receive the latest COVID-19 booster, federal workers will get up to four hours of paid leave for the shot.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Current and Former IRS Employees Face COVID Fraud Charges 

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

Oversight

The Pandemic Watchdog is Looking for More Time, Money and Authority

The office is floating a draft bill that would keep it open an additional five years, provide more consistent funding and expand the special IG’s jurisdiction.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: White House Says It Hasn’t Given Up on COVID-19 Funding

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

Management

The COVID-19 Booster’s Public Relations Problem

With a new coronavirus booster rolling out, a leading expert on vaccines explains how public health leaders have struggled to set expectations for the COVID-19 vaccine and convey clearly who benefits from each additional shot.

Management

House Republicans Argue That a COVID Standard for the Health Care Industry is Unnecessary

This follows the president's comments that the pandemic is over, but there is still work to be done.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: A CDC Team Is Honored for Its Vaccine Distribution Work

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

Defense

Vax Refusal Poised to Deepen National Guard’s End-Strength Shortage

The Guard is missing its goals for the first time in several years, and worse is expected to come.

Management

Biden Said the ‘Pandemic is Over,’ Now Republicans Want the Administration to Act

According to the White House press secretary, the president said we must keep fighting the pandemic, but “we can acknowledge the massive amount of progress that we have made.”

Workforce

A House Panel Overwhelmingly Advanced Legislation to Protect Federal Workers During Pandemics

The Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act would require federal agencies to develop and publish workplace safety plans to prepare for future pandemics.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: New COVID Datasets and Strike Teams Are Targeting Fraud

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

Management

GovExec Daily: Agencies' Office Space Plans Going Forward

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a new GAO report.

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