Oversight

Thirty-Five Trump Appointees Have Converted to Career Federal Jobs Over the Last Year

Six more Trump-era politicals who sought to "burrow in" at the 11th hour are currently pending review.

Management

New Task Force Will Conduct Sweeping Review of Scientific Integrity Policies

The governmentwide review will look at policies and political interference in science over the last two administrations.

Workforce

Groups Renew Push to Finally Make Federal Employee Appeals Board Fully Functional

More than 3,000 federal worker appeals are currently languishing before the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Management

VA Rolls Back Trump-era Workforce Policies

The Veterans Affairs Department is restoring its previous contract with AFGE, which allows access to official time and union office space in department facilities.

Management

Biden Names Acting FLRA General Counsel, Ending Critical Trump Era Vacancy

The agency responsible for administering federal labor law has been without a top lawyer for four years, significantly hamstringing its ability to hear labor-management disputes.

Management

Biden Administration Issues New Guidance Instructing Agencies to Start Tracking Goals Again

White House reversed last-minute Trump policy to end the practice of developing and monitoring agency objectives.

Management

Biden Administration is Still Working on Plan for Border Wall Contracts

A government watchdog is reviewing if the pause in construction violated a budget law.

Oversight

Migrants, Including Children, Face Cramped Conditions at South Texas Border Patrol Facility

Images released by a Democratic U.S. representative show settings similar to those that Democrats hammered former President Donald Trump over two years ago, when that administration encountered an increase of migrant apprehensions

Management

Deadline is Approaching to Repeal Trump Rules Using ‘Obscure’ Law 

Lawmakers can use the Congressional Review Act to eliminate certain Trump-era regulations.

Oversight

Deb Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Cabinet Secretary

The enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo will head the Interior Department, which oversees public lands and administers programs related to 550 federally recognized tribes.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Biden's Ethics Executive Order

Former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub and his Project on Government Oversight colleague Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette join the podcast to discuss the president's first-day order.

Workforce

New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’

Merrick Garland addresses the Justice Department’s over 115,000 employees on his first day in office. 

Oversight

More Than a Dozen IG Vacancies Await Nominees from Biden

The positions are critical to ensure ethical, effective operations at a time when agencies are disbursing billions of dollars in pandemic relief.

Management

Migrant Apprehensions Continued Upward Trend in February

The Rio Grande Valley and the El Paso sectors remain the busiest crossing points as more than 100,000 people were either apprehended or surrendered to authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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