Workforce

A Senate Panel Will Consider Nominees for Two Boards That Govern Federal Employee Issues - Again

A lack of Republican cooperation meant candidates for key administration posts at FLRA and MSPB had to be renominated by President Biden this month.

Management

White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

New report calls for improved policies prohibiting interference and clearer punishments for those who meddle in scientific work.

Management

Senator Seeks Feds' Assistance in Identifying Mistreatment of Career Staff

Committee has received allegations of political interference by Biden officials, Republican lawmaker says.

Management

Biden’s FDA Pick to Prioritize Workforce Retention, Trust

Dr. Robert Califf already served in the role under the Obama administration. 

Management

Senate Makes Historic National Park Service Director Confirmation 

Charles Sams III is the first confirmed leader in four years and the first-ever Indigenous American to lead the agency.

Management

Biden Looks to Shake Up Postal Service Leadership With New Nominees

If confirmed, new nominees would give White House-backed members a majority on the postal governing board.

Management

Biden Taps Veteran Journalist to Lead Global Media Agency

Workforce management and boosting morale are ongoing challenges the agency is working to address. 

Management

Biden Announces FDA Commissioner Nominee 

Dr. Robert Califf previously led the agency for a brief stint. 

Oversight

13 Trump Officials Found to Have Violated the Hatch Act Ahead of 2020 Election

The Trump administration had a “willful disregard” for the law, Office of Special Counsel says.

Management

Senate Confirms Second Ever Woman Solicitor General, Who Represents Federal Government before Supreme Court

Elizabeth Prelogar clerked for now-Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, who was the first woman solicitor general. Her confirmation comes days before oral arguments on a Texas abortion ban.

Management

Vacancies Act Deadline Looms for Many of Biden’s Acting Officials, But the OMB Director Is an Exception

A statutory provision allows the deputy director of the management and budget office to serve as the agency’s acting leader indefinitely. 

Oversight

Immediate Sidelining of Trump Burrower by Biden Administration Was Appropriate, IG Finds

The official's hiring by the National Security Agency had generated significant concern, but a watchdog says the decision was above board.

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