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Eric Katz

Eric Katz

Senior Correspondent

Eric Katz writes about federal agency operations and management. His deep coverage of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Postal Service has earned him frequent guest spots on national radio and television news programs. Eric joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 and previously worked for The Financial Times. He is a graduate of The George Washington University.
Eric Katz writes about federal agency operations and management. His deep coverage of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Postal Service has earned him frequent guest spots on national radio and television news programs. Eric joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 and previously worked for The Financial Times. He is a graduate of The George Washington University.
Management

The Biggest Agency and Program Winners in Biden’s FY 2022 Budget

The president's first budget provides significant funding boosts at nearly every agency across government.

Workforce

The Biden Administration Is Recruiting Feds Across Government to Assist With COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

The Homeland Security Department is using a provision of post-Hurricane Katrina law for just the second time ever for the initiative.

Management

USPS Has Nearly Exhausted the $10B Congress Awarded It for COVID-19 Relief

The Postal Service's financial outlook has improved significantly, though its leadership is far from celebrating.

Workforce

VA Suicide Prevention Teams Report Burnout as Department Fails to Ensure Proper Staffing

VA and Congress are doing more to identify vets at risk for suicide, but not keeping pace with staffing.

Workforce

Postal Service Indicates Layoffs Could Be on the Horizon

USPS says it hopes to find landing spots for impacted workers as it implements "administrative reductions."

Management

Biden Proposes $28B to Revamp Federal Buildings, More for Electrified Federal Fleet

The $2 trillion infrastructure proposal includes reshaping how federal buildings are funded and a new directive for the Postal Service.

Oversight

Thirty-Five Trump Appointees Have Converted to Career Federal Jobs Over the Last Year

Six more Trump-era politicals who sought to "burrow in" at the 11th hour are currently pending review.

Workforce

Groups Renew Push to Finally Make Federal Employee Appeals Board Fully Functional

More than 3,000 federal worker appeals are currently languishing before the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Management

VA Is at a Crossroads As It Kicks Off BRAC-Style Review of Medical Facilities

A commission could soon recommend closures of VA medical facilities, or call for more of them.

Management

Biden Administration Issues New Guidance Instructing Agencies to Start Tracking Goals Again

White House reversed last-minute Trump policy to end the practice of developing and monitoring agency objectives.

Management

Agencies Face Significant Challenges in Distributing Unprecedented Sums of COVID-19 Relief

Some agencies are already running into hurdles, while others hope recent experience will ease the process.

Workforce

In 'Landmark' Ruling, Court Raises Threshold for Firing Feds

Agencies must do more to prove feds were actually performing poorly, court says in precedent-setting decision.

Management

Dozens of Lawmakers Call on Biden to Replace Entire USPS Board

Biden has nominated individuals to fill three vacancies, but House members say board must start from scratch.