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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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Some Feds Could Soon Be Automatically Enrolled in New Health Plans

October 28, 2015 Federal employees will not have to worry about losing their health insurance if the plan in which they are enrolled is dropped from the government’s offerings, a rule finalized on Wednesday ensured. The Office of Personnel Management issued the final regulation requiring agencies to automatically enroll employees and annuitants into...

Federal Government's Hispanic Population Stays Virtually Stagnant at 8.4 Percent

October 28, 2015 The Hispanic population ticked up very slightly as a percentage of the total federal workforce in fiscal 2014, according to a new report, but it still lags far behind the Hispanic makeup of the U.S. population. About 8.4 percent of federal employees were Hispanic as of fiscal 2014, up from...

Obama Administration Finalizes Plan to Give 108K Feds a Big Raise in 2016

October 27, 2015 The Obama administration finalized on Tuesday its proposal that 102,000 federal employees receive a significant raise next year, implementing its decision to create 13 new locality pay areas. An additional 6,300 federal workers would also receive a pay bump as they are moved from the “rest of United States” designation...

TSP Board Mulls Major Changes to L Funds

October 27, 2015 Just weeks after new federal employees began placing their retirement savings into riskier, higher-earning Lifecycle Funds by default, the board that governs the plans is considering changing how it invests the funds as well as who invests in them. At least one member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board...

DOD Sequestration Furloughs Were Fair, Court Says

October 26, 2015 A federal appeals court has upheld that the Defense Department acted lawfully in furloughing all employees when sequestration hit in 2013, even those employees whose salaries came from non-appropriated funds. In two cases brought by the National Federation of Federal Employees lumped together by the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

OPM Has Unlawfully Let the Same Contractor Manage Feds' Health Savings Accounts for 12 Years

October 26, 2015 The Office of Personnel Management has illegally allowed the same company to manage federal employees’ health savings account benefit for 12 years without holding open competitions for the contract, according to a new audit report. Federal regulations should have limited the contract to five years, according to the OPM’s inspector...

Court Again Rules the Pentagon’s Sequestration Furloughs Were Fair

October 26, 2015 A federal appeals court has upheld that the Defense Department acted lawfully in furloughing all employees when sequestration hit in 2013, even those employees whose salaries came from non-appropriated funds. In two cases brought by the National Federation of Federal Employees lumped together by the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Overworked Secret Service Agents Are Falling Asleep on the Job

October 23, 2015 Secret Service employees’ travel and long work hours led to at least two agents falling asleep on the job, according to a new report. The Secret Service’s scheduling process does not ensure adequate breaks while employees are on duty or between their shifts, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found....

Agencies Should Pay More to Get Feds to Work in Undesirable Locations, Lawmakers Say

October 22, 2015 Federal agencies need to do a better job of giving employees pay raises when local economies demand them, lawmakers said at a hearing on Thursday. Agencies have the authority to provide incentives to recruit, retain and relocate employees in areas where applicants are not naturally drawn to federal work, Obama...

Donald Trump's Lead Among Federal Employees Grows, Poll Finds

October 21, 2015 Donald Trump once again reigns supreme over his Republican opponents in a new survey of the federal workforce that shows him with a double-digit lead over the next closest candidate. The real estate developer and national Republican frontrunner took 33 percent of Republican or Republican-leaning independent federal employees in a...

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