Management

The White House Just Pulled Its Nominee to Fill the Still-Vacant Job of Federal Procurement Chief

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has not had a confirmed leader since the Trump administration, despite the Biden administration's goals to use procurement to advance equity and curb climate change. 

Management

The Federal Response to Monkeypox: Empathy, Equity, Science and Transparency

Mitigating the virus comes down to “testing, tracing and timely vaccines and treatments,” a senior health official says.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccines for Little Kids Could Be Coming Soon

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

Oversight

A Federal Watchdog Will Probe the FDA’s Actions Leading Up to the Infant Formula Crisis

President Biden admitted on Wednesday he didn’t know how severe the issue was until April, well after formula manufacturers knew.

Management

The Federal Government Is Ramping Up Anti-Retail Theft Efforts

“It’s a crime that’s occurring out in our streets that is becoming large enough where the federal government is announcing its involvement,” said a top DHS official. 

Oversight

HHS Launches an Environmental Justice Office

Environmental justice is a cornerstone policy of the Biden administration.

Management

HHS Withdraws the ‘Ill-Considered’ Trump-Era SUNSET Rule

The final rule, subject to much pushback, outlined a process for reviewing and eliminating regulations.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: VA Resumes Public Memorial Day Services; Surgeon General Warns of Health Workforce Burnout

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

Management

Biden Moves to Improve Public Health Conditions in Federal Prisons and Jails

The president is advancing an initiative included in an executive order on increasing police and criminal justice accountability.

Management

Biden’s ATF Nominee: ‘Politics Can Play No Role in Law Enforcement’ 

Steve Dettelbach testified before a Senate committee a day after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. 

Management

There are Vaccine Possibilities for Monkeypox, CDC Says

Though there is “strong scientific concern” that monkeypox is spreading differently than in the past, the current case count is low and there’s not a huge risk to the general community, a CDC official says.

Management

The White House Chronicles Equity Efforts in the American Rescue Plan

The purpose is not to say, “mission accomplished,” but to continue sharing information and hearing what isn’t working, a senior White House official says.

Workforce

More Can Be Done to Increase Representation of Feds with Disabilities

A new report shows people with disabilities make up a greater percentage of the federal workforce, but those employees are less likely to be in leadership roles and more likely to leave their jobs.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: More Free COVID Tests; HHS Secretary Tests Positive

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

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