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The Lack of Meaningful Human Capital Metrics Is Hurting Agencies

There’s no effective dashboard documenting the government’s efforts to solve its considerable workforce problems.

6 in 10 Likely Voters Support Voting by Mail

A new survey finds that 66% of likely voters support voting by mail for all Americans for the November election and just 22% oppose that idea.

Video: Who Controls Pandemic Data?

A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.

GovExec Daily: Supporting Women Employees During the Quarantine

Executive coach Susan Hodgkinson joins the podcast to discuss how organizations can better back up their employees during the pandemic.

‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy

The pursuit of achievement distracts from the deeply ordinary activities and relationships that make life meaningful.

Three Capabilities Agencies Must Master to Succeed in Future Crises

As new technology, demographic shifts, natural disasters and pandemics lead to an increasingly uncertain future, government institutions must adapt.

The End of Open-Plan Everything

Personal space is finally back in style, but re-creating it after two decades of its destruction is hardly a straightforward task.

Tips for the 2 Kinds of People Who Work from Home

There are two kinds of work-from-home employee, research suggests. Are you a segmenter or an integrator? Here are tips for both.

America’s Inescapable Offices

Workers who have already returned to their cubicle report days full of anxiety, masks, and sanitation shaming.

The Mindsets of Innovators in Government

A series of Interviews with high achievers reveals some surprising things about what it takes to get things done in the bureaucracy.

Moms, not Dads, Lose Time to Work During Pandemic

The pandemic has worsened the gender gap among dual-earner parents. Moms have less time to work, but dads tend to clock a full 40-hour week.

Technical Interviews May Pinpoint Anxiety not Skill

"Our study suggests that a lot of well-qualified job candidates are being eliminated because they're not used to working on a whiteboard in front of an audience."

Survey: 80% of Older Adults Have Faced Ageism

Many older adults in a new survey report experiencing some kind of ageism, though it hasn't dimmed their view of getting older.

Your Coping and Resilience Strategies Might Need to Shift as the COVID-19 Crisis Continues

As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.

To Close Wage Gaps, Ban Asking about Salary History?

Employers can't legally ask applicants their salary history in 14 states. New research indicates banning the question can make salaries more fair.

This Isn’t Sustainable for Working Parents

The pandemic has already taken a toll on the careers of those with young children—particularly mothers.

COVID-19: as Offices Reopen, Here’s What to Expect if You’re Worried about Getting Sick on the Job

Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic are beginning to head back to the office – even though COVID-19 remains a threat.