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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

Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Drops Lawsuit Protesting Postal Service Fleet Contract

The smaller manufacturer that lost to a defense contractor isn't ruling out seeking future business from the Postal Service.

Management

House Panel Approves Spending Surge to Fix and Upgrade VA Buildings

Funding would preempt a commission that will determine what VA's footprint should look like going forward.

Management

Court Appears to Favor Allowing Large Postal Service Price Hikes

Large-scale mailers are arguing federal statute requires increases to be tied to inflation.

Workforce

Postal Service Takes Wait-and-See Approach on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

USPS may soon have to set up widespread testing for unvaccinated staff, but agency officials do not yet know how many employees have received shots.

Management

'Understaffed' IRS Is Letting Top 1% Avoid Taxes, Biden Administration Laments

Wealthiest Americans avoid $163B in taxes annually, but auditors warn that Biden's plan to fix the gap may yield underwhelming results.

Management

The Federal Government's Internal Health Clinics Won't Help Test Employees for COVID-19, Despite New Mandate

Managers throughout government said they have not been provided any support to implement the testing requirement.

Management

Biden Finally Nominates a Full Slate to Long-Vacant Federal Employee Appeals Board

The Senate can likely now proceed in restoring a quorum at MSPB for the first time in more than four years.

Workforce

More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Support a Surge in Staff and Funding at IRS

Biden has proposed additional spending at the tax agency, arguing it would help prevent wealthy Americans from dodging their bills.

Management

FDA's Two Top Career Vaccine Officials to Step Down

The employees reportedly had disagreements over the Biden administration's approach to COVID-19 booster shots.

Management

Biden Taps FEMA Official to Lead Afghan Resettlement Efforts as Agency Deploys Thousands in Ida Response

Agencies are sending employees throughout the United States and around the world in a scramble to tackle multiple crises at once.

Workforce

Postal Service to Hire 100,000 Employees in 2021

The hiring is part of a $40 billion investment in the mailing agency's workforce and infrastructure.

Oversight

Lawmakers Demand Documents From Many Agencies on Jan. 6 Preparation and Response

Information will include how agencies deployed resources and potentially impeded the presidential transition.