The new hires will help local leaders in distressed areas navigate the bureaucracy to access federal staff and resources. The Biden administration announced this past week that they plan to start sending federal employees to rural areas around the country in order to boost the partnership with rural communities and the federal government. They […]
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Federal agencies have the opportunity and responsibility to integrate the social determinants of health into their missions and their work. In 2020, the United States life expectancy fell drastically, putting it at its lowest level since 2003. With all the technology that the country possesses and despite spending more money on healthcare than any other […]
A new study finds that adults in the U.S. reported the same levels of depression a year into the pandemic as they did at the outset. Covid-19 and the lockdown not only affected our physical health, but also our mental health. The isolation, not being able to do normal enjoyable activities, and not being able […]
A focus on raw intellectual talent may unintentionally create a cutthroat workplace culture. New research suggests women’s preference to avoid that environment may contribute to gender gaps in some fields. The issue of gender diversity in the workplace is nothing new these days, but researchers Andrei Cimpian, Melis Muradoglu and George Newman took a deeper […]
Stories of pioneers in creating the federal government’s retirement safety net and reaping its benefits. Since 1987 March has been designated as Women’s History Month. It is a time to reflect on the great women of history and the path they paved for women today. Four women in particular played a large role in the […]
Two sleep doctors offer some survival tips to help you adjust to losing that hour of sleep as clocks spring forward into daylight saving time. Twice a year in spring and fall, our internal clocks must be reset due to changing the clocks and daylight savings. One hour may seem insignificant, but even this minimal […]
On November 4, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered that all federal employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. This triggered a large amount of resistance from federal employees, and according to Charles Scarborough, department of justice lawyer, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown overstepped his authority when he blocked the presidents mandate in January. Brown, who was […]
Nearly 90% of Americans believe being in control of their work schedules, along with performance measures, could improve burnout. As we move into almost two years of the coronavirus pandemic, work looks very different for many Americans. A study by Qualtrics, an experience management firm, reported that 7 out of 10 working Americans feel that […]
Some Agencies Report 100% Vaccine Mandate Compliance as Others Begin Suspensions Agencies continue to see vaccination rates rise as disciplinary actions ramp up. The federal government gave its agencies and contractors time to comply to President Biden’s vaccine mandate, but not all employees have complied. Counseling and education were a first step among many agencies […]
How to Avoid Achy Feet while Working at Home One side effect of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic may come as a surprise: sore feet. Here are some tips on how to get relief. As the pandemic spirals on, working from home is becoming more prevalent and for many companies, permanent. With the […]