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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: Watchdogs Suggest Improvements for IRS and OSHA’s Pandemic Operations

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

Management

Neera Tanden Withdraws Nomination for OMB Director

This comes after senators raised concerns about her partisan history and mean tweets.

Management

OMB No. 2 Nominee Pledges to Restore Morale in the Federal Workforce 

"Often in these budget deals that come up, one of the main losers are federal workers," said Shalanda Young. 

Oversight

Report: Biden Administration Could ‘Freeze’ Additional Trump Regulations

The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen identified errors by the previous administration in issuing last-minute rules.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: FDA Greenlights Third Vaccine; Shipment and Distribution Begins

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

Management

Lawmakers and Professional Association Call for Extension of COVID Leave Reimbursement Provision for Contractors

CARES Act section allowing flexibility for agencies to reimburse contractors for sick or paid leave is set to expire next month.

Management

Senate Committees Postpone Votes on Biden’s OMB Nominee

Alternatives to Neera Tanden are being floated, as her confirmation path gets more difficult. 

Management

Oversight Agency Reaches 5 Settlements With Federal Employees for Hatch Act Violations

The violations were by Veterans Affairs Department, Federal Aviation Administration and Agriculture Department employees. 

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: “Bright Spots” of the Federal Pandemic Response; FDA Addresses COVID Variants

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

Management

Winter Storm Hampers COVID Vaccine Shipments and Distribution

Biden administration officials express confidence in mitigating the impacts. 

Oversight

GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’

Watchdog finds gaps in a program meant to protect personnel, facilities, operations and resources.

Management

Senator: Pandemic Makes Anti-Fraud Law More Important Than Ever

The Justice Department, Congress and whistleblowers must “remain very vigilant” due to the trillions of dollars spent in pandemic relief, said the senator. 

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Winter Storms Hamper Vaccine Shipments; an Update on Efforts to Combat Mask Fraud

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

Oversight

House Republicans Call for Accounting of Unused COVID Relief Funds 

Effort seeks to bolster transparency and accountability as Congress and the president are working to pass the next aid package.