Management Matters

COVID-19 Is Out of Control. What Can We Do?

We need a one-two punch to knock the virus down and then keep it down.

Just How Badly Does Trump Want Revenge?

Angry about his loss, the president can make life difficult for the officials he believes have crossed him.

Biden’s Transition Team Brings in Diverse Coalition of Experts, at Least Half of Whom Are Women

The members of Biden’s agency review teams represent communities “historically underrepresented in federal government.”

Rebuilding the Federal Workforce

The Biden administration will need to make the civil service more competitive with the private sector in attracting needed talent.

Schedule F Order Relies on a Myth the Private Sector Fires More People Than the Government

The notion that companies remove employees for cause more readily than federal agencies is not supported by the data.

Opinion: Scoundrels, Saints, and the Fiction of Individual Genius

In the shadows of every celebrated scientist, there are other contributors who may be more deserving of our adulation.

GovExec Daily: How to Foster a Culture of Civility and Empathy

Former State Department official Shelby Scarbrough joins the podcast to discuss her book that draws from George Washington's rules for civility.

GovExec Daily: Fostering a Culture of Connection in the Workplace

Michael Lee Stallard joins the podcast to discuss how leaders can keep staff connected, even during the pandemic.

Fix America by Undoing Decades of Privatization

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

The Civil Service System Has Failed — Again

A new white paper reinforces the notion that the way forward is to work around the current system.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Good News for Feds

The bill would ensure that an employee no longer has to choose between a healthy pregnancy and her career.

When Politics and Procurement Mix, The Effects Can Be Deadly

Important components of the pandemic response have bypassed essential rules and protocols, but the problems go beyond the current crisis.

Gauge of U.S. Democracy Hits Its Lowest Score Yet

The latest survey results from the political science research project Bright Line Watch are in: U.S. democracy gets just 61 out of 100.

Viewpoint: Diversity Training Isn’t ‘Anti-American Propaganda’; Trump’s Directive Is

The administration’s mandate to end such training could be summed up as “Don’t ask white people to think about race.”

Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship in Record Numbers – but Maybe not for the Reasons You Think

Some 10,000 people are likely to give up their U.S. passport this year, way above average. Are they fleeing COVID-19? Nasty politics? Taxes? None of the above, says an expert on American citizenship.

The Emotionally Challenging Next Phase of the Pandemic

The end of summer is a bitter reminder: America’s coronavirus ordeal won’t end when 2020 does.