The New Agenda

Federal Diversity Officers Stress Importance of Data 

OPM, State Department, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence officials speak about Biden’s recent executive order and what they’ve already been doing. 

Biden Signs Three Resolutions Undoing ‘Midnight’ Trump Regulations

The regulations are from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Treasury Department and Environmental Protection Agency. 

Biden Is Moving ‘Full Speed’ on Management Priorities Despite Key Vacancies

While several top management positions still await confirmed nominees, it hasn’t slowed the administration’s agenda, a senior White House official says.

White House Outlines ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Implementation

Agencies must designate a senior official to spearhead efforts to support domestic manufacturing.

White House Releases a Regulatory Agenda to Advance Its Priorities

Addressing the climate crisis, promoting racial equity and helping small businesses are high on the administration’s list.

Biden Administration Outlines Plans for Unspent Border Wall Funds

A watchdog is still in the process of determining whether or not the construction pause at the start of Biden's term was legal. 

Agencies Must Finalize Return-to-Office Plans by July 19

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force outlined what the plans must include.

Biden Says He Is ‘Recommitting to Good Government’ in Full Fiscal 2022 Budget Proposal

It previews priorities in the upcoming president’s management agenda, including scientific integrity, trust in government and equity in policy making. 

Biden Requires Climate Considerations in Budget Process

The executive order is aimed at identifying and addressing the risks that climate change poses to Americans, the U.S. financial system and the federal government itself. 

Biden Signs Law Directing Justice Department to Combat COVID-19 Hate Crimes

It requires the department to designate an employee to facilitate an expedited review of such crimes.

Biden Expected to Unveil Full Budget Proposal Next Week, Without a Permanent OMB Director 

A veteran Capitol Hill staffer has been serving as the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget. 

Justice Department Launches New COVID-19 Fraud Task Force

President Biden has been encouraging strong oversight of relief funds. 

Were Biden’s Ethics Waivers for Labor Ties Justified?

“Not all ethics waivers are bad,” said a former director of the Office of Government Ethics.