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Courtney Bublé

Courtney Bublé
Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management, oversight, contracting and regulations. Before joining Government Executive in July 2019, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.
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Biden Orders Agencies to Take Steps to Improve Government Customer Service

The people-first approach tackles everything from federal benefits to passport services to disaster recovery. 

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Lawsuit Challenges Biden’s Contractor Minimum Wage Regulation

The rule is “an executive power grab to force a social agenda through federal contractors,” said the legal team.

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Contractor Vaccine Mandate in Three States 

“This is not a case about whether vaccines are effective. They are,” wrote the judge. 

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White House Clarifies Contractor Vaccination Deadline

GSA launched a tracker this week to monitor compliance with the mandate.

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Survey: Majority of Federal Employees Disagree With Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Comments submitted as part of the survey show a diversity of thought on the requirement. 

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Federal Contractor COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline Pushed Back to January

The deadline aligns with the Biden administration’s other new vaccine mandates, but is more than six weeks after federal employees are required to receive their shots. 

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Eleven States Challenge Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

The Justice Department and EEOC “have already determined that COVID vaccines can be mandated by employers,” said an OMB spokesperson. 

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Vacancies Act Deadline Looms for Many of Biden’s Acting Officials, But the OMB Director Is an Exception

A statutory provision allows the deputy director of the management and budget office to serve as the agency’s acting leader indefinitely. 

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Biden Team Wants to Know How Feds Feel About the Return to Office, Inclusion and More

Administration officials are seeking feedback in short “pulse” surveys that will go out roughly every two months.  

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Federal Data Officers Council Seeks Input on Mission, Focus Areas 

This request “signals a maturation of the [chief data officer] position,” said a data expert. 

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The Latest on Agencies’ Return-to-Office Plans

A look at agencies’ various approaches to getting employees back to their worksites; this list will be updated periodically.

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Federal Contractors Must Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination by December 8

Companies doing business with the federal government must name a person to coordinate implementation and compliance with the vaccine mandate for covered employees.  

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Biden Administration Details Who Is Covered By the Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate, Exemptions and Discipline

Update released Thursday notes that the requirement holds for all federal employees regardless of whether they are working in the office. 

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WeWork and Other Co-Working Spaces to Be an Option for Feds 

GSA will issue guidance to agencies on how to take advantage of this first-ever contract.