Workforce

Social Security Workers to Return to Offices Possibly by the End of March

The Social Security Administration reached agreements with all of its unions on reentry that unions hope will lead to a more collaborative relationship moving forward.

White House Pitches Feds on Sustainability

Biden administration looks to influence culture at federal agencies through speaker series on climate change.

Coronavirus Roundup: One Year of the Biden COVID-19 Response

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

The COVID-Risk Social Contract Is Under Negotiation

Is it okay to walk into a bar if you might sicken someone who might need hospital care?

How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Is Already Impacting Feds' Challenges to Biden's Vaccine Mandate

Groups say their cause tracks the case against the OSHA rule that the top court recently struck down, but that precedent may have greater influence on the contractor mandate.

What Patients Can Learn With Confidence From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

Although at-home antigen testing remains a useful tool, experts warn it is often used inappropriately and can provide false confidence for people concerned about safety.

GovExec Daily: Administrative Burdens in the Immigration System

Dr. Pamela Herd and Dr. Donald Moynihan join the show to discuss their recent paper on the Kakfa-esque bureacracy that meets migrants.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Inspired New Health Habits for These 4 Scholars – Here’s What They Put into Practice and Why

The new year is a perfect time to adopt new health habits and routines. These four scholars reflect on the ways that they overcame the pandemic blues to get fit.

The Subversive Genius of Extremely Slow Email

A revolution against Big Tech may never come. Could a series of smaller interventions take its place?

EEOC Delays Employee Office Reentry Amid Omicron Surge

The civil rights agency originally planned to bring bargaining unit employees back in February, but union officials said management did not properly consult them.

Justice Department Alumni Support Accountability for Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

“There is no good reason” not to include President Trump in the department’s inquiries, they wrote.

Prosecuting Trump Would Inevitably Be Political – and Other Countries Have Had Mixed Success in Holding Ex-Presidents Accountable

Criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could spark political consequences – not only for Trump, but for U.S. democracy.

Coronavirus Roundup: More Tax Season Concerns; FDA Administrator Nomination Advances

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

My Mask Protects Me

If you’re vaccinated, boosted, and wearing an N95, you’re protected—no matter what others are doing.

GovExec Daily: The New COVID-19 Guidance for Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the testing system for feds who interact with the public.

Merit Systems Protection Board Passes 5-Year Mark Without a Quorum

Without a quorum, the board is unable to issue decisions for appeals, leaving thousands in limbo and a critical part of the civil service system non-functional.