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Day: August 23, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – August 23, 2021

Listening to employees is key as Covid-19 requirements are rolled out, says former department chief of staff Lee Becker, solutions principal at Medallia, discusses how the Department of Veterans Affairs is managing its Covid-19 vaccine requirement for employees   Defense Department in “planning stage” for addressing future climate risks John Conger, director of the Center […]

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Listening to employees is key as Covid-19 requirements are rolled out, says former department chief of staff

Covid-19 vaccination rates for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are up 3%. That uptick comes after the VA extended its vaccine mandate to cover nearly all public-facing employees. Lee Becker, solutions principal at Medallia and former chief of staff at the Veterans Experience Office, said it is essential for leaders in government […]

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Defense Department in “planning stage” for addressing future climate risks

The Pentagon’s Senior Climate Advisor Joe Bryan says climate change costs defense resources and readiness. The Defense Department wants to approach climate change by increasing resilience and security. John Conger, director of the Center for Climate and Security and former principal deputy under secretary of defense (comptroller) said the department is in the planning stage […]

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Cultural change necessary to advance equity at agencies, says diversity and inclusion leader

The Office of Management and Budget says agencies need better data and expertise to evaluate equity in their programs. The White House executive order on advancing equity gave agencies until Aug. 8 to submit assessments. Ahkesha Murray, diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and change management principal at LMI, said the whole-of-government agenda calls for a cultural […]

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