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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.
Workforce

Vaccine Mandate Still a Possibility for the Postal Service

The Postal Service, meanwhile, has begun delivering COVID-19 rapid tests to Americans' homes. It will not do the same for masks.

Workforce

White House Pitches Feds on Sustainability

Biden administration looks to influence culture at federal agencies through speaker series on climate change.

Workforce

How the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Is Already Impacting Feds' Challenges to Biden's Vaccine Mandate

Groups say their cause tracks the case against the OSHA rule that the top court recently struck down, but that precedent may have greater influence on the contractor mandate.

Management

White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

New report calls for improved policies prohibiting interference and clearer punishments for those who meddle in scientific work.

Management

As Postal Service Eyes Supreme Court on Vaccine Mandate, It Prepares to Help Send COVID-19 Tests to Americans

USPS also strikes agreement with another union, likely providing more generous pay raises and health care benefits to workers.

Workforce

‘Sheer Madness:’ Agencies Scramble to Implement New Policies for COVID-Positive Employees

With staffing shortages arriving or anticipated, agencies look to adapt their quarantine and isolation guidelines.

Workforce

More Than 2,000 Feds Deployed As Biden Administration Looks to Fight Omicron Surge

Meanwhile, some agencies start returning to maximum telework after previously bringing employees back.

Workforce

Lawmakers Push to Make Some Federal Employees Vulnerable to Lawsuits

New bill would allow individuals to sue agencies and law enforcement personnel for violating their constitutional rights.