Workforce

All Inspectors General Need Testimonial Subpoena Authority, Watchdogs Say

Three IGs testified before lawmakers about various reforms needed to improve their oversight. 

Labor Authority Nominees Vow to Tackle Case Backlog That Flourished Under Trump

Unfair labor practice complaints stagnated for the last four years because the agency’s general counsel position sat vacant for the entirety of the previous administration.

Federal Agencies to Inform New Hires of Union Eligibility, Rights

As part of the Biden administration’s initiative to promote collective bargaining in the federal government, agencies also will be expected to inform current employees of their union rights at least twice per year.

GovExec Daily: The Hatch Act and the Biden Administration

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a new complaint against White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Coronavirus Roundup: Report Finds Improvements on Agencies’ COVID-19 Webpages; Smithsonian Animals Get Vaccinated

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

Meet the Federal Employees Who Will Refuse the COVID-19 Vaccine

"There is no way I'm getting that shot:" some employees will leave their jobs if they cannot get around Biden's vaccine mandate.

GovExec Daily: The Best Dates to Retire in 2022

Retirement planning expert Tammy Flanagan joins the podcast to discuss the best timing for leaving federal service.

GovExec Daily: 45,000 VA Employees Still Aren't Vaccinated

Eric Katz joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming deadline for workers at the Veterans Affairs Department to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

After Having Their Computers Monitored, Employees Blast SSA Watchdog

Employee group pledges to bring its complaints to the White House and Congress.

What Slack Does for Women

For years, women have had to control their voice, posture, and demeanor in the workplace. With Slack, we don’t have to worry about any of that.

COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline Arrives for 380K VA Employees. 45K Still Haven’t Said They’ve Gotten Shots.

The department is giving those employees 10 more days to prove they have been vaccinated or seek an exception before discipline begins.

GovExec Daily: How Will Feds Get Exemptions to the Vaccine Mandate?

Attorney Stephanie Rapp-Tully joins the podcast to discuss feds' option as the deadline approaches.

GovExec Daily: The Bureau of Prisons, Staffing and Vaccines

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss her story on how one agency is dealing with vaccine-hesitant employees.

Federal Employee Appeals Board Now One Step Closer to Ending Years-Long Dysfunction

Biden's nominees to the Merit Systems Protection Board are now heading to the full Senate for a vote.