White House

Podcast: Federal law enforcement's role, after Uvalde

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Pres. Larry Cosme joins our partner site GovExec's podcast on WH moves and the tragic mass shooting.

HHS establishes Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

The HHS secretary also appointed an acting deputy director to manage the office.

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.

Watchdog: Trump DHS manipulated report on Russian election interference

A 2020 report to state and local governments was delayed and altered, a new IG audit concludes.

President Biden just gave feds a big ‘Thank You’ 

The presidential rank awards took place in conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week.   

Biden’s budget ups agency spend by 7.4%, advances equity and accountability goals

The White House has sent its $5.8 trillion budget request to Congress on Monday.

WH boots Dr. Oz and former NFL player Herschel Walker off Advisory Council

Both are campaigning for Senate, which precludes them from serving on presidential boards under a Biden administration policy.

Podcast: Trump workforce policy is not going away

Reporter Erich Wagner joins in on the "GovExec Daily" podcast to discuss a new bill that, contrary to the position of major federal employee organizations, would bring back the former president's approach to federal personnel policy.

WH & OPM say they will ‘address’ salary history in hiring process

Although the gender pay gap at fed agencies is much smaller than it is in the private sector, officials vowed to push to eliminate it altogether.

WH: Vaccine mandate for feds, revised

The new vaccine requirements will supplant administration workforce policy put in place in July, which required either vaccinations or regular testing for federal employees.

White House announces actions to improve vets' mental health care

President Obama announced 19 executive actions that direct the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense to improve mental health care for veterans, service members and their families.

President directs agencies to expand access to work flexibilities

President Obama issued a memorandum directing departments and agencies to expand access to a range of workplace flexibilities and work-life programs.

VA's Shinseki steps down

Shortly after publicly taking responsibility for problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs on May 30, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki tendered his resignation as leader of the organization.

Postal unions pool efforts to oppose White House reform proposal

The leaders of four major postal unions wrote a letter to the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to express their opposition to the president's budget proposals concerning the U.S. Postal Service—as well as the committee's plans to try to marry those proposals with its own legislation.

Sibelius to resign; Obama to nominate OMB director to head HHS

President Obama announced his intention to nominate Director of the Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

Union targets TVA divestiture plan

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers has asked to see a study that examines the potential privatization of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Fed workforce sees ups, downs in budget proposal

While federal employment would shrink under President Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal, some agencies would get an increase in the number of employees.