Management

Non-Emergency Federal Employees Ordered to Leave Shanghai

The mandate comes as China contends with a worsening surge of COVID-19 cases.

Workforce

Less Than a Week after Social Security Offices Reopen, Unions Report a Mixed Bag

Although some components reported a more collaborative labor-management relationship, that did not extend to field office employees, who now report feeling physically threatened at work.

Oversight

Two Years of COVID-19 Oversight: A Look Back

The CARES Act of 2020 created three pandemic-related oversight entities, and our series will examine their successes and failures as well as their challenges and goals moving forward.

Oversight

The Inspectors General COVID Committee Has an ‘Enormous Responsibility'

“We've really changed the way we as federal IGs do business,” says Michael Horowitz, Justice Department inspector general and chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: $60 Million Grants Awarded for Public Health AmeriCorps; DOD Consolidates COVID Guidance

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 White House is Expanding its ‘Whole-of-Government’ Approach to Long COVID

In the United States, 7.7 million to 23 million people could have developed long COVID as of February 2022.

Workforce

Losing Sleep Over the Pandemic? Work Flexibility May Be a Boon for Night Owls’ Health

Many sleep scientists maintain that people who prefer to stay up late could improve their mental and physical health by synchronizing their natural sleep cycles with workday demands. The flexible work schedules that came with COVID's work-from-home trend, according to one new study, backs up this idea.

Management

Travel in the Time of COVID: Getting There Is Easy — It’s Getting Home That’s Hard

The part of my London visit that I didn’t plan was testing positive for the coronavirus. I couldn’t get back to the U.S., but the U.K. didn’t care what I did or where I went.

Workforce

Tomorrow’s COVID Safety Guidelines Will Be Different from Today’s – but that Doesn’t Mean Yesterday’s Were Wrong

The constantly changing COVID-19 rules can be frustrating. But this pandemic is like no other public health crisis in history. It is better to think of the virus and US responses the way we think about hurricanes.

Tech

GovExec Daily: How the Ukraine War – and COVID-19 – is Affecting Inflation and Supply Chains

Dr. David Simchi-Levi, director of the MIT Data Science Lab, joins the podcast to discuss how recent events have shocked the global system.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: A New Calculator Helps You Figure Out What to Do After a COVID-19 Exposure

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

Tech

When Will You Know the Pandemic Is Over?

How will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic is at an end? Will we live with the virus forever? What happens next? Experts have some answers for you.

Management

Even after Lockdowns Eased, Pandemic Depression Persisted across Social Classes

A new study finds that adults in the U.S. reported the same levels of depression a year into the pandemic as they did at the outset.

Oversight

Lawmakers Want to Know When Most Feds Will Be Working in Person Again

They’d also like to scrutinize the federal government’s real estate footprint. 

Management

Biden Is Looking to Improve Pandemic Preparedness With His Budget Proposal  

The budget suggests an investment of $88.2 billion across seven departments, agencies and offices. 

Management

Health Officials See Bright Future in Poop Surveillance

Sewage surveillance is proving so useful in mapping covid trends that many public health officials say it should become standard practice in tracking infectious diseases. Whether that happens will depend on the nation’s ability to make it viable in communities rich and poor.

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