Workforce

IRS Defends Proposed Hiring Surge Amid Pushback

Top officials seeks to convince skeptical Republicans that the agency can quickly address longstanding issues with more resources and personnel.

GovExec Daily: Human Capital Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis

Deloitte’s Libby Bacon joins the podcast to discuss how public sector organizations can be more effective, post-pandemic.

Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of Federal Workers

Employee mental health is an important barometer of the health of agencies, with implications for retention and productivity.

Lawmakers Say Biden's Deployments of Feds to the Border Risk Agency Missions

Republican House members ask for data on governmentwide details set up to address uptick in migrant children.

GovExec Daily: The Hiring Possibilities in Biden's First Budget

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the big takeaways from the president's blueprint.

How to ‘Build Back Better’ Health Habits after the Pandemic Year

A doctor offers tips on how to safely get exercise, sleep and drinking habits back into shape as the pandemic wanes.

Coronavirus Roundup: Full FDA Approval Sought for Second Vaccine; NIH To Study Mixed Vaccine Schedules

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

Caffeine Isn’t a Great Way to Fight Sleep Deprivation

You probably shouldn't rely on caffeine to counteract the effects of sleep deprivation, researchers report. It won't help you perform tasks without errors.

GovExec Daily: Should Your Salary be a Secret to Your Coworkers?

Dr. Peter A. Bamberger joins the show to discuss his research on pay transparency and organizational behavior.

Why Do COVID-19 Vaccines Seem to Work Better For Men?

Researchers are investigating why COVID-19 vaccines that use nanoparticles appear to be more effective for men than women.

Lawmakers Criticize Navy's Plan to Drastically Slash Civilian Jobs in Internal Audit Office

Agency itself says it "will not be able to accomplish its mission" if Navy moves forward with 70% reduction.

GovExec Daily: Honoring the Best in Government

Tom Shoop joins the show to discuss the Government Hall of Fame and The Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards.