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As IRS Prepares for Onslaught of Hiring, Taxpayer Advocate Warns It Is Ill-Prepared

Challenges IRS has faced in the 2021 tax season could get worse without staffing surge and corresponding improvements to hiring processes, watchdog says.

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Report: Positive Trends in Aging, but not for Everyone

A new report indicates many older Americans are better able to handle daily care, particularly women. But, there are disparities.

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Lawmakers Advance Bills to Boost Federal Employee Protections, Agency Oversight

Republicans say measures would allow feds to "slow roll" policies and discourage individuals from joining government.

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Biden Signs Sweeping Order to Improve Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Across Federal Workforce

All agencies will be required to submit a plan to improve their diversity initiatives, while OPM will be tasked with ensuring its various benefits programs are responsive to LGBTQ+ employees’ needs.

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GovExec Daily: What's Next in the Battle for Civil Service

Dr. Donald F. Kettl joins the podcast to discuss the future of public service.

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A Functioning Federal Employee Appeals Board May Finally Be in Sight After Biden Names Second Nominee

MSPB hasn't had a quorum in more than four years, but Republicans may push for further delay until a member of their party is nominated.

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Top Republican Calls for IG Investigations Into Feds’ Telework Productivity During Pandemic

An oversight subcommittee ranking member, Jody Hice, blasted the White House for seeking a permanent increase in federal remote work without first seeking more data about the impact on agency missions.

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Will the Government UFO Report Show We’re not Alone?

An astronomy expert breaks down what he expects from the government UFO report and whether humans are alone in the universe."

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GovExec Daily: A New OPM Director is Confirmed

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss Kiran Ahuja's confirmation vote and the future of the Office of Personnel Management.

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FEMA Seeks More Staff as It Rests Beleaguered Employees Ahead of Busy Season

Federally run vaccination sites are closing and employees are returning from the border as hurricane and wildfire seasons loom.

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Researchers: Career Metrics Uphold Racism, Sexism in Science

The publication and citation metrics that mark career success for academic researchers ensure that racism and sexism maintain their hold, an essay argues.

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GovExec Daily: How to Shrink the Racial Wealth Gap

McKinsey's JP Julien joins the podcast to discuss a recent study on Black economic mobility.

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What Quitters Understand About the Job Market

More Americans are telling their boss to shove it. Is the workplace undergoing a revolution—or just a post-pandemic spasm?

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Kill the 5-Day Workweek

Reducing hours without reducing pay would reignite an essential but long-forgotten moral project: making American life less about work.

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