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Eric Katz

Staff Correspondent Eric Katz joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 after graduating from The George Washington University, where he studied journalism and political science. He has written for his college newspaper and an online political news website and worked in a public affairs office for the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. Most recently, he worked for Financial Times, where he reported on national politics.
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When Federal Agencies Can Decline to Ban the Box

February 17, 2017 Federal agencies can still ask job applicants for their criminal histories early in the process in certain circumstances, such as when onboarding will be unusually expensive, according to new guidance. The Obama administration in December finalized a rule to “ban the box” in federal hiring, preventing agencies from asking about...

Government Must Pay Damages to 25,000 Feds Who Worked During 2013 Shutdown

February 17, 2017 The government must compensate 25,000 federal employees for damages they incurred during the 2013 shutdown, a federal judge ruled this week in a case filed more than two years ago. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith ordered the compensation for the individuals who signed onto the collective action...

Republicans Defend Official Time but Say No One Should Use It Full Time

February 16, 2017 Lawmakers expressed at a hearing Thursday bipartisan acceptance for the utility of federal union members conducting representational activity on the taxpayers’ dime, but Republicans drew the line at those who do no government work whatsoever. Subcommittee leaders on the House Oversight and Veterans' Affairs panels promised reforms to the practice...

A New Trial Is Under Way for Occupiers of Federal Facility in Oregon

February 16, 2017 A new trial is under way for occupiers of a federal facility in Oregon, with the government adding new charges after the first group involved in the occupation was fully exonerated last fall. The Justice Department is bringing the charges, both felony and misdemeanor, against four defendants -- Jason Patrick,...

Who Is Most Likely to Leave Government During the First Year of a New Administration?

February 15, 2017 Federal agencies, encumbered by President Trump’s hiring freeze, may soon find expanding vacancies as employees head for the exits. About 6 percent of the federal workforce typically leaves government in the first year of a new administration, according to new academic research, and that number tends to climb in the...

Lawmakers Attempt to Add Veterans to Growing List of Hiring Freeze Exemptions

February 14, 2017 A group of 22 Democratic lawmakers is pushing for President Trump’s hiring freeze to exempt any veteran applying for a federal job. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., introduced a bill this week to allow federal agencies to bypass Trump’s memorandum instituting a moratorium on hiring if the applicant previously served in...

Chaffetz Pushes GSA for Answers on Trump’s Old Post Office Lease

February 10, 2017 The Republican lawmaker with primary oversight of the executive branch is asking the General Services Administration for specifics on how it will mitigate a potential violation on a lease President Trump holds with the government. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked...

White House Floats Federal Employee Pay Reform, Privatization in Name of Innovation

February 10, 2017 The White House this week promised to “innovate and update government,” and has already started rolling out reform ideas in the areas of federal pay and moving current government functions to the private sector. The changes are part of an effort to bring a newfound focus on spending taxpayer dollars...

DHS Won’t Confirm Trump’s Assertion That U.S.-Mexico Wall Design Is Underway

February 9, 2017 President Trump said Wednesday his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is “being designed right now.” Those plans appear to be very closely held—so closely held the agency responsible for border security is possibly unaware of them. When asked by Government Executive whether the design work has been bid out...

Senate Overseer Promises Reforms to Federal Pay, Performance Management and Discipline

February 9, 2017 Senators on both sides of the aisle praised federal employees during a hearing Thursday, agreeing President Trump’s hiring freeze is an inefficient way to govern and promising to find bipartisan solutions to improve the civil service. The Senate will push for changes to hiring, training, compensation, performance management, and discipline...

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