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

Labor Department Works to Rescind ‘Problematic’ Contractor Rule

The Trump-era rule clarified religious protections for federal contractors, which many critics argued would allow for discrimination.

Management

Survey: Majority of Federal Employees Disagree With Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Comments submitted as part of the survey show a diversity of thought on the requirement. 

Management

SBA’s Elias Hernandez on Telework and Distributing Relief During the Pandemic

The agency “has not missed a beat,” and will be updating its policies on remote work for the long haul, says chief human capital officer.

Management

Federal Contractor COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline Pushed Back to January

The deadline aligns with the Biden administration’s other new vaccine rules, but is more than six weeks after federal employees are required to receive their shots. 

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccine Rule for Private Sector Employers Coming Soon

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 Demand More Information on Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Lawmakers also are seeking information on job losses and any impact on supply chains.

Oversight

Watchdog: Results of Trump’s Deregulatory Executive Orders Could Be ‘Overstated’ 

Biden’s repeal of the directives won’t cause “disruptions or major changes going forward,” GAO finds. 

Oversight

Afghanistan Watchdog Doubles Down on Oversight Efforts

Upcoming reports will serve as “cautionary and instructive guides” for future operations, said the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccine Mandate Updates; FDA Delays Review of Moderna Vaccine for Adolescents 

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

Management

Eleven States Challenge Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

The Justice Department and EEOC “have already determined that COVID vaccines can be mandated by employers,” said an OMB spokesperson. 

Management

Watchdog: Congress Should Consider Legislation Spelling Out Protections for Global Media Agency’s Journalistic Integrity

While current leadership has worked to rectify changes from the previous administration, the boundaries of the firewall “are not specifically laid out in legislation,” GAO said. 

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

Top Republicans Request More Information on Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate

They wrote to three agencies with concerns about the mandate, including that it might contribute to attrition that would make it difficult for agencies to fulfill their missions.

Management

Lawmakers Push to Extend Deadline for Alaska Native Corporations to Spend COVID-19 Relief Funds

The Supreme Court ruled in June that these corporations are in fact eligible for the money, but now they are racing to spend it ahead of a December 31 deadline.

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