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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

‘Long been the case’ that we’re stretched too thin, Secret Service says

Agency says it is dealing with "long impacts" of staffing shortages as congressional leaders call for heads to roll.

Exclusive Workforce

State Dept. hopeful even a Trump administration would continue its hiring and reform efforts

Trump appointees clashed with the foreign service in his first term, but top official hopes to sell them on taking a new path if he is re-elected.

Updated Management

How federal agencies are responding to the Trump assassination attempt

FBI, Secret Service and others are taking a lead role and deploying personnel in response to Saturday's shooting.

Management

Republicans look to cull agency powers in wake of Supreme Court rulings

Agencies should adjust their postures going forward while also unwinding previous actions, lawmakers say.

Management

Senate's FY25 spending bills gain bipartisan momentum

Committee reaches bipartisan agreement to boost funding levels that lawmakers say are key to avoiding furloughs and layoffs at agencies.

Management

White House: Feds deserve recognition this election season

Biden administration wants career civil servants to know they have been vital to the president's accomplishments.

Management

Biden administration pledges to help agencies offload more federal buildings

The government's real estate czar calls the post-pandemic building underutilization "concerning," but warns agencies will have to spend money to save money.

Workforce

The asylum backlog could double by the end of the decade without a DHS staffing surge

USCIS is failing to meet its legal obligations due to its shrinking workforce and growing responsibilities, IG says.

Management

Supreme Court rejects bid to gut federal agency

The order marked a rare victory for the federal government's regulatory powers in recent days.

Management

Will recent Supreme Court rulings 'devastate the functioning of the federal government?'

Attorneys and agency officials warn of chaos and restricted agency power after high court constrains executive branch power.

Updated Management

Supreme Court ends judicial deference to federal agency expertise

The high court deals yet another blow to federal agencies' administrative powers.

Management

The major takeaways for federal employees from the first presidential debate

President Biden and former President Trump clashed over the role of government and their vision for how to manage agencies.

Management

Supreme Court deals 'earth-shattering' blow to federal agencies' administrative powers

The court's majority said allowing agencies to enforce laws with fines adjudicated in-house improperly concentrates power within the executive branch. Its minority warned of "momentous consequences."

Management

DHS says surge of employees to the front lines is working to ramp up border enforcement

President Biden's new policies to turn away most migrants is causing border crossings to decline significantly, administration says.

Pay & Benefits

Federal whistleblowers are entitled to damages for missed future pay, court rules

Employees can receive compensatory payments if their firings caused harm that prevented future earnings.

Management

Agencies spell out how climate change will affect their employees and what they’ll do to protect them

The Biden administration is looking to protect federal workers and agency missions in the fact of extreme weather.

Workforce

Dems warn of agency furloughs, layoffs if spending caps are not lifted

FBI agents, meat inspectors and others could face job cuts under the current fiscal 2025 spending plan, Democrats say.