GovExec Daily: The View of the Insurrection From D.C.

GovExec Daily examines, from the host's and producer's point of view, what Wednesday's events meant.

5 Strategies for Cultivating Hope This Year

A year of social disconnections, deaths, job losses and political violence may lead some people to feel overwhelmed and sad. A psychologist suggests ways to find and sustain hope.

Where Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Find Leaders With a Public Servant’s Heart

In a video, the former California governor begs for people motivated by a commitment to service to step up. They’re already all around him.

At Least One Federal Agency Plans to Begin the Biden Administration Under a Hiring Freeze

Resource shortages could hinder Biden's ability to carry out key pieces of his policy agenda.

GovExec Daily: Agencies' Vaccination Progress

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss Defense, VA and other departments are progressing in inoculating people.

GovExec Daily: Feds' Anti-Gag Rights During the Transition

Government Accountability Project's Irvin McCullough and Aman Panjwani join the podcast to discuss whistleblower rights at the end of the Trump administration.

Can Employers Require Workers to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? 6 Questions Answered

The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said "yes," but there are some important exceptions and limitations.

GovExec Daily: Pay and Benefits Provisions in the Budget Deal

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss how the federal workforce made out in the appropriations plan.

CDC Panel Designates USPS Workers as Next in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Postal employees are part of a group "critical to the functioning of society," per panel's recommendation.

‘Diversity’ Is Too Shallow for Real Racial Justice

Diversity ideology lets whites superficially commit to achieving social justice, but isn't enough to advance equity or inclusion, research shows.

GovExec Daily: The Trump Presidency's Effect on Workforce Management

Dr. Donald F. Kettl joins the podcast to look retrospectively at the past four years and how they've shaped the management of the civil service.

VA Is Increasingly Leaning on Contract Nurses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Employees lament staffing shortages even as VA has brought on 66,000 new workers since the novel coronavirus pandemic began.

GovExec Daily: The Dangers of Schedule F

The Project on Government Oversight's Nick Schwellenbach joins the podcast to talk about the workforce order and its effect on the civil service.

USPS Faces Busiest Time of the Year With More Than 14,000 Employees Quarantined

COVID-19 cases are spiking within the Postal Service workforce at the worst possible time.

Court Affirms Senior Executives in Government Have Only Limited Appeal Rights

Court also issues another defeat to President Trump's signature civil service reform law.

Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccine Distribution Begins; Trump and Biden Plan Messaging Campaigns  

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

Workers Are Looking for Direction from Management – and Any Map Is Better Than No Map

Without some sense of direction, burned out employees simply can’t be reengaged via another virtual happy hour.