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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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OPM Has Sent Notifications to About One-Third of Hack Victims

November 10, 2015 The Office of Personnel Management has sent out 7.7 million notifications to victims of data breaches to let them know their personal information was compromised, according to the agency. This is slightly more than one-third of the total number of notifications the agency plans to issue. The pace for sending...

Feds Earn 35 Percent Less Than Private Sector Workers, Group Says

November 9, 2015 Federal employees remain significantly underpaid compared to their private sector counterparts, according to a review by a group advising the president on federal wages, with feds’ pay lagging 35 percent behind non-federal workers performing similar jobs. The Federal Salary Council, made up of federal employee union representatives and pay experts,...

Defense Employees Favored Carson, at Least Until West Point Flap

November 9, 2015 A recent survey of federal workers showed Ben Carson was the most liked presidential candidate of either party among Defense Department employees, but that could change after recent media attention highlighted his apparent exaggeration of receiving an “offer” to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A Politico story...

Defense Employees Favored Carson, at Least Until West Point Flap

November 6, 2015 A recent survey of federal workers showed Ben Carson was the most liked presidential candidate of either party among Defense Department employees, but that could change after recent media attention highlighted his apparent exaggeration of receiving an “offer” to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A Politico story...

USPS Has Shed 250K Employees in the Past 20 Years. Here’s How.

November 6, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service has used a variety of tools to shrink its workforce by nearly 30 percent in the last 20 years, as the struggling mailing agency has attempted to modernize and right size in a new era of communication. A recently released report from the Congressional Research Service...

Retirement Backlog Falls to 2015 Low in October

November 5, 2015 The backlog of federal retirement claims fell in October to its lowest point this year, according to statistics released by the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday. Unprocessed retirement claims stood at 12,642 at the end of last month, down more than 2,000 from September. It marked the first time...

New Bill Would Strip IRS Employees of Union Rights

November 5, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service should no longer employ unionized employees, a lawmaker proposed on Thursday. The End the Partisan IRS Culture (EPIC) Act, introduced by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., would eliminate labor organization and collective bargaining requirements at the agency. Scott said he put the bill forward in light of...

Why Federal Employees May Soon Want to Go Electric

November 4, 2015 Much like Bob Dylan in 1965, federal employees may soon want to go electric. An amendment approved by the House on Tuesday as part of a much larger transportation bill would authorize federal agencies to install electric car charging stations in their parking lots. The measure, introduced with bipartisan support,...

Warning of Looming Shutdown, Lawmakers Look to Boost Agencies’ Budget Certainty

November 4, 2015 As some lawmakers warned the recent budget deal has not yet staved off a government shutdown, others on Wednesday looked to reform the budgeting process in the long term. Federal agency planners spend a disproportionate amount of their time preparing for various budget contingencies, senators said during a Budget Committee...

White House Announces Inaugural Participants in Program to Develop New Federal Leaders

November 3, 2015 The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the first-ever class of the White House Leadership Development Program, an initiative the president created last year in an effort to cultivate a new cadre of top career federal managers. Sixteen federal supervisors currently employed as General Schedule-15s from agencies throughout government will participate...