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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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As 10,000th Syrian Refugee is Admitted to U.S., White House Thanks Feds

August 29, 2016 The Obama administration on Monday announced that the United States settled its 10,000th Syrian refugee, giving a special shout out to the federal employees who made the accomplishment possible. President Obama last year called for a significant uptick in the number of Syrian refugees the government would accept in fiscal...

Many Feds Like Trump, but Nearly All Trump Supporters Hate Government

August 29, 2016 Donald Trump supporters do not like federal employees very much, though the feeling does not appear to be mutual. Trump supporters are nearly united in their frustration with federal government policies, according to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports, with 96 percent saying they are “angry” at them. Just 36...

TSA Union Says Heavy-Handed Leadership Is Making Employees’ Low Morale Worse

August 26, 2016 The Transportation Security Administration is robbing its employees of the bargaining rights held by all other federal employees, according to the union that represents most of the agency’s workers. TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger issued new guidelines this week establishing what issues the American Federation of Government Employees can and cannot...

Agencies Could Face a Nearly $800M Sequester Next Year

August 25, 2016 House spending proposals for next year would require a sequester of more than three-quarters of a billion dollars, according to a new report from the Office of Management and Budget. As they stand now, House funding bills would lead to a revocation of $775 million in non-defense discretionary spending from...

Hillary Clinton Proposes Solution for Federal Government to Deal With Zika-Type Crises

August 24, 2016 Hillary Clinton thinks the way federal agencies respond to health crises is broken, and she has an idea for how operate the efforts more effectively. The Democratic presidential nominee proposed on Wednesday creating a Public Health Rapid Response Fund to enable agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Obama Pushes Contractors to Be Greener, More Worker-Friendly

August 24, 2016 The Obama administration has finalized plans to bring more scrutiny to potential federal contractors' histories of violating labor laws, releasing twin final regulations that will publish Thursday to implement a 2014 executive order. A final rule from the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA, and final guidance from the...

Specially Hired Federal Interns and Recent Grads Are Staying in Government

August 23, 2016 More than 90 percent of federal interns, fellows and other non-competitively hired recent graduates planned to stay in government in the immediate future as of fiscal 2014, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. Additionally, 87 percent of the young workers hired through the Pathways Programs...

Agencies Can Indefinitely Suspend Indicted Feds, Board Rules

August 22, 2016 Federal agencies may suspend indefinitely any employees potentially involved in a crime before they are found guilty, according to a new ruling, as long as they have been indicted by a grand jury. In Henderson v. The Veterans Affairs Department, the central, Senate-confirmed members of the Merit Systems Protection Board...

Federal Agencies Must Allow Trans Individuals Access to Bathrooms of Their Choosing

August 22, 2016 This story has been updated with a comment from the AFGE president. Federal agencies must allow transgender individuals to use whatever bathroom they prefer, according to a new policy issued by the Obama administration last week. The announcement came just days before a federal court on Monday blocked previous administration...

EPA Paid Transit Benefits to Employees Who Left the Agency

August 17, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency in 2014 continued giving transit benefits to more than one-third of its headquarters employees who left the organization, according to a new report, while in other areas it bought transit cards for employees who did not use the benefit. EPA has largely ignored oversight requirements from...

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