Management

Union Sues and Democrats Introduce Bill to Block Trump Order Politicizing Civil Service

As opponents of the president’s effort to convert chunks of the federal workforce into at-will employees kick off their efforts to stop the initiative, the administration has signaled that agencies can push forward ahead of schedule.

Management

Salary Council Chairman Resigns in Protest of Trump Order Politicizing Federal Workforce

Ron Sanders, a key ally in the administration’s efforts to reform the civil service pay structure, said he cannot be party to “an attempt to require the political loyalty” of federal workers.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Order That Could Politicize the Civil Service

Former OMB official Robert Shea joins the podcast to discuss the latest executive order.

Management

Governance Experts Assail White House Effort to Strip Federal Employees of Rights

Good government groups, unions and lawmakers were nearly unanimous in their scorching criticism of an executive order that could strip protections for hundreds of thousands and politicize the federal workforce.

Management

‘Stunning’ Executive Order Would Politicize Civil Service

President Trump signs directive that would potentially pull thousands of federal employees in "policy-making" positions out of the competitive service, making them at-will employees.

Management

Trump Administration Requests Info on Contractor Diversity Training as Officials Seek to Clarify What’s Allowed

Federal officials now say at least some unconscious bias training is all right under a recent controversial executive order.

Management

Who Decides When Vaccine Studies Are Done? Internal Documents Show Fauci Plays a Key Role.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will see data from government-funded vaccine trials before the FDA does. One caveat: Pfizer’s study, which is ahead of the others, isn’t included in his purview.

Management

House Democrats Seek to Reduce Corporate Influence in the Federal Government

A group of progressive-leaning House Democrats urged the Senate to not confirm lobbyists or C-suite officials for political appointments. 

Management

The Administrative Presidency Meets Federalism: Hostile Takeovers in the Trump Era

With the Justice Department dominated by the White House, state attorneys general have taken on the role of defending federal law and executive branch discretion.

Pay & Benefits

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Make Payroll Tax Deferral Optional

Legislation requiring workers, including federal employees and military service members, to consent in writing to have their Social Security taxes deferred between now and the end of the year has the support of nearly 20 employee groups.

Oversight

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Want to Hear

White House aides cater to the president’s emotional needs, at the expense of the country’s interests and his own health.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The White House COVID-19 Outbreak

 Katherine McIntire Peters joins the podcast to discuss the president's diagnosis and the workplace safety measures at the White House.

Defense

Can Dr. Conley — a Military Doctor — Say 'No' to the President?

Yes, but he’s under a lot of pressure that other physicians caring for VIP patients might not be.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Revive Push to Make Feds’ Payroll Tax Deferral Optional

The effort to pressure the Trump administration into allowing federal employees to opt out of the controversial initiative to delay collection of Social Security taxes until next year is now bipartisan.

Workforce

The People Trump Came Home To

The president’s behavior threatens the very employees charged with taking care of him.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Transition Work Before the Presidential Election

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the preparations being made already for the presidential transition.

Management

Analysis: Now What?

Donald Trump says he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The White House Diversity Order and Memos

Eric Katz joins the podcast to talk about the Trump administration's latest moves to curb certain types of training at agencies.