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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé

Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management. Before joining Government Executive, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management. Before joining Government Executive, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Former Pence Aide Speaks Out; Report on Minorities Voting During Pandemic Was Shelved 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Boost Agencies’ Spending Transparency

Lawmakers of both parties resoundingly support measures to more clearly show the public how agencies spend taxpayer money.

Management

OSHA’s ‘Minuscule’ Coronavirus Citations at Food Processing Plants Alarm Worker Safety Advocates

The Labor Secretary “is sending a message that pork shoulders and steaks are more important than the lives and lungs of working people,” said a former OSHA administrator.

Oversight

Lawmakers Question HHS’ $250 Million Contract for Coronavirus Communications 

Democrats are concerned the Trump administration is using taxpayer funds for "political propaganda" ahead of the election. 

Oversight

House Democrat Seeks to Hold IGs Accountable for Reviewing Agencies’ Reopenings

Most of the watchdog offices contacted by Rep. Connolly plan to conduct some form of review. 

Management

New Bill Would Create a Conservation Job Corps Run By Interior and USDA

It would also create a multi-agency council to oversee the $55.8 billion program.

Oversight

Democrats Request Probe of Alleged Hatch Act Violations at Republican Convention

“We are particularly concerned with the consequences of White House actions on career employees who may have felt pressured to help organize and put on these events,” they wrote.

Management

White House Presses Agencies to Soften Rules for Pursuing Regulatory Violators

“The government should bear the burden of proving an alleged violation of law; the subject of enforcement should not bear the burden of proving compliance,” memo says.

Management

Pentagon Seeks Input from Workforce on Improving Diversity

The request is part of Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s overhaul of personnel practices.