WH repeats call for confirmed ATF Director after Buffalo tragedy

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has lacked a permanent director since 2015.

Employee Policy

Lessons from DHS's early COVID-19 vaccine campaign 

Issues early on hampered DHS meeting its vaccination goals, but then vaccinations became widely available. 

Employee Policy

TSA screeners could receive 30% pay raise, on average

A bipartisan measure passed by the House would move the TSA's workforce under Title 5, promising full collective bargaining rights and other civil service protections enjoyed by most federal employees.

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How Verizon Supported Communities and Schools During the Pandemic.

Learn how Verizon and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) worked together to provide students with unfettered access to education.

Employee Policy

Remote work may actually be good for business

Working remotely doesn't negatively affect productivity—and it may actually even enhance both employee and company resiliency, a new study finds.

Senate votes, and FLRA is back in Democratic control

The Senate voted 50-49 to confirm former MSPB Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann as a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Financial Planning

Podcast: College debt has far-reaching effects

Dr. Cliff Robb joins our partner site GovExec's podcast, and discusses how student loan borrowers change their behaviors due to their finances.


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Correction: Bias made me do it ...

Longtime journalist and columnist Mike Causey reflects on an enduring problem in media—worsening these days—of news reports marred by more than a touch of bias. Still he reminds us, lest we forget, much of our press is good, fair and helpful.


House passes TSA workforce reform bill

Congress advanced a bill that, if approved in the Senate and signed at the White House, would give TSA employees better pay and collective bargaining rights on many issues, just like other feds.

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Managing the Workload

Overseeing multiple tasks across multiple personnel can be a challenge, which is why Collaborative Work Management software is valuable.


Revamped TSP site, app due in June

TSP's website is going down temporarily for a redesign, but will be back with new and improved features sometime during the first week of next month.


Postal reform raises hopes

Amid mixed financial reports, the postal reform bill passed earlier this year is buoying expectations of greater long-term organizational stability among both management and labor at USPS.


Events: Public Service Week, Sammies

Early May saw several notable events spotlighting the best of the federal workforce.


Firefighters bill advances

Legislation to shore up workers comp for federal firefighters, easing claims for a number of conditions often brought about by their demanding and dangerous work, passed in the House of Representatives.

Employee Policy

Why won’t more older Americans get their COVID booster?

Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination round still have not received a first booster shot. The numbers dismay researchers, who say the lag has cost tens of thousands of lives.

Employee Policy

Former Operation Warp Speed official: 'Model' for public-private partnerships

On FederalSoup's partner site's daily podcast, Courtney Bublé talks to Paul Mango, formerly of Operation Warp Speed, about the vaccine development program.

Employee Policy

That time EPA contractors built secret man caves in a warehouse

Workplace issue: When “vermin feces” is the second-biggest issue in your facility, you know you’ve got problems.

Mango: COVID vaccine development was a success, but communication could've been better

Paul Mango, an official with the Trump administration, was involved in virtually all aspects of Operation Warp Speed, a public-private partnership.