AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 21-30 of 1237

New Health Care Benefits, Another Hack Involving Feds and More

August 19, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service knows keeping track of all your medical records can be cumbersome, so it has an idea for how to organize them better: through the U.S. Postal Service. USPS plans to roll out a benefit called “Health Connect” next month as a pilot program for its own...

The Government Is Still Considering Better and Longer Protections for Hack Victims

August 18, 2015 The federal government is making progress on providing protections to 21.5 million victims of a hack of records maintained by the Office of Personnel Management, having received best offers from potential vendors, but it is simultaneously preparing to offer better benefits than those originally outlined. Naval Sea Systems Command, which...

Mail Delays Spike After the Postal Service Consolidates Facilities

August 18, 2015 This story has been updated with comments from the Postal Service. The Postal Service has increasingly missed its own delivery deadlines in 2015 despite loosening them at the beginning of the year, according to a new report. Delayed mail processing increased 48 percent in the first six months of the...

Top-Level Management Is More Democratic Than Rank-and-File Feds

August 17, 2015 Senior managers in the federal workforce are more likely to identify with the Democratic Party than those they supervise, and are far more approving of President Obama, according to a new survey. About half of GS-15 and Senior Executive Service respondents in a poll conducted by Government Business Council --...

There Are More Republicans in Federal Government Than You Might Think

August 14, 2015 Given the proclivity of Republican politicians to deride the federal government and the bureaucrats that fill its ranks, it stands to reason Democrats would be more likely to seek out Uncle Sam for employment. And that is true. But only barely. In a recent survey conducted by Government Business Council,...

Donald Trump Is Leading the Republican Field Among Federal Employees, Too

August 13, 2015 Donald Trump has been ahead of other 2016 Republican presidential contenders in virtually every GOP poll for months, and a survey of federal employees has proven no exception. The real estate developer led the crowded pack of contenders seeking the party’s 2016 nomination, with 20 percent of federal employees who...

Harry Reid: Let's Not Wait Until the Last Minute to Avoid a Shutdown

August 12, 2015 Come to the negotiating table and let’s avoid a self-inflicted disaster. That is the message Democrats have been delivering to their Republican counterparts for months, and it is a message the party’s Senate leader reiterated on Tuesday. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a New York Times op-ed the Republican-led...

The Only Candidate Making Federal Workforce Issues a Campaign Centerpiece Is Climbing the Polls

August 12, 2015 In nearly every public appearance Carly Fiorina makes, she brings up the need to rein in the out-of-control federal bureaucracy. Why is her private sector experience as the former CEO of Hewlett Packard important? Because she knows how to handle large bureaucracies. How can she spin her laying off 30,000...

The EPA Is Working With Several Federal Agencies to Clean Up Its Self-Created Disaster

August 11, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency has deployed dozens of employees to respond to its release of a mine’s wastewater into two rivers in at least three southwestern states, and is coordinating with several federal entities to clean up the massive spill that has caused the governor of Colorado to declare a...

Sorry Feds: You Have to Bring Your Own Plates and Forks to Work

August 11, 2015 In a decision that was five years in the making, government auditors have ruled that federal employees are on their own when it comes to disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Upon reconsideration of a decision originally released in December, the Government Accountability Office determined appropriated funds at the National Weather...