The First 100 Days

Biden Administration Brings Back Presidential Rank Awards

The Office of Personnel Management is fielding nominations for the annual awards for senior federal workers, after last year’s iteration of the program was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Neera Tanden Withdraws Nomination for OMB Director

This comes after senators raised concerns about her partisan history and mean tweets.

Report: Biden Administration Could ‘Freeze’ Additional Trump Regulations

The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen identified errors by the previous administration in issuing last-minute rules.

Senior Biden Official Vows to Repair ‘Damage’ to Federal Workforce

The White House will unveil reforms in the forthcoming president's management agenda, OMB's director of performance management said on Monday.

GovExec Daily: Cabinet Progress and the Tanden Nomination

Courtney Bublé joins the show to discuss how President Joe Biden's nominees – including his controversial OMB pick – have fared so far.

Biden Rescinds Memo Granting Defense Secretary Authority to Ban Unions

Last year, then-President Trump granted the Defense secretary authority to strip Pentagon employees of their rights to bargain collectively, although it was never acted upon.

Biden’s Cabinet of Many Women Shows Other World Leaders that U.S. Takes Gender Equality Seriously

Research shows that when one country – particularly a powerful one – puts more women in power, other nations tend to follow suit.

How Biden’s ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Could Impact Federal Contractors

Among other things, the EO creates a new White House office to review waiver requests.

Senate Committees Postpone Votes on Biden’s OMB Nominee

Alternatives to Neera Tanden are being floated, as her confirmation path gets more difficult. 

Biden Nominates Kiran Ahuja for OPM Director

Ahuja, who previously served as the agency’s chief of staff during the Obama administration, would be the first South Asian and the first Asian American woman to lead the federal government’s HR department.

What’s the Justice Department Actually For?

A Senate hearing for President Biden’s attorney-general nominee is surfacing some big questions.

Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster

President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to deliver doses before then.

Two Moderate Senators Announce Opposition to Biden’s OMB Pick, Making Confirmation Path Trickier

Republican and Democratic senators condemned Neera Tanden’s partisan history and mean tweets.

The Border Mess That Trump Left Behind

Reversing the previous administration’s cruelties isn’t the same as an unconditional welcome.

One Month In, How Biden Has Changed Disaster Management and the U.S. COVID-19 Response

Developing a national disaster response plan for the pandemic was only step one.

Winter Storm Hampers COVID Vaccine Shipments and Distribution

Biden administration officials express confidence in mitigating the impacts.