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Coronavirus Roundup: HHS Abandons Santa Claus Plan; Morale is Low at CDC and HHS

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

How to Use COVID-19 Testing and Quarantining to Safely Travel for the Holidays

Over the approaching holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.

The Politicization of the State Department Is Almost Complete

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his predecessor, Rex Tillerson, have weaponized the institution for the Trump administration’s domestic political objectives.

DHS Union Asks for Removal of 'Illegal Gag Order' Asking Employees to Report on Colleagues

Department said that asking staff to inform on coworkers is necessary to protect national security and federal personnel.

Coronavirus Roundup: Trump and Biden Clash Over Pandemic in Last Debate; FDA Approves First Coronavirus Treatment

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

Coronavirus Roundup: Critical FDA Meeting Today; Fauci On Mistrust of Government

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

GovExec Daily: How to Foster a Culture of Civility and Empathy

Former State Department official Shelby Scarbrough joins the podcast to discuss her book that draws from George Washington's rules for civility.

Coronavirus Roundup: GAO to Review Scientific Integrity at FDA and CDC; Trump Takes Aim at Fauci

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

GovExec Daily: Taming the Bureaucracy

Author Mark Schwartz joins the podcast to discuss how to make government work better for everyone.

Viewpoint: When an Executive Order Is Racist

President Trump’s directive on diversity training undermines the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Coronavirus Roundup: Report Finds Agency Websites ‘Missing the Mark’ on COVID Communications

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

Is There a Safe Way to Be Home for the Holidays?

Throughout the pandemic, Americans have been tempted to violate public-health experts’ recommendations. The winter holidays might be the strongest temptation yet.

Trump Administration Develops Governmentwide Office Reopening Guidelines, With Contractor Help

Masks, distancing and sensors to track employee movement are all part of GSA’s non-binding coronavirus recommendations.

GovExec Daily: Fostering a Culture of Connection in the Workplace

Michael Lee Stallard joins the podcast to discuss how leaders can keep staff connected, even during the pandemic.

Don’t Cancel Federal Diversity Training, Fix It

Our research shows that mandatory, cookie-cutter training with slides explaining “implicit bias” and other forms of discrimination are largely ineffective and sometimes counterproductive.