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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

'People Are Just Relieved': Career Feds Express Optimism as Biden Officials Take Charge at Agencies

Employees are hopeful they will have better relationships with political appointees than existed under Trump.

Management

Here's Who Is Leading Federal Agencies as Biden Nominees Await Confirmation

They are mostly career executives, but Biden has tasked some Trump officials with temporarily holding onto their positions.

Management

Biden's DHS Pick Defends Ethics Record, Promises Morale Boost for Workforce

Alejandro Mayorkas faces sharp questions over prior controversy despite praise for his service.

Management

Homeland Security Begins Vaccinating Its Own Employees, With VA's Help

DHS will start the COVID-19 vaccines in eight locations, but officials hope to expand the offering nationwide.

Management

How Biden Can Use Special Authorities to Deploy His Team on Day One

Trump has delayed key authorities for Biden's team, but the incoming president will likely be able to install key personnel as soon as he takes the oath of office.

Management

What Democrats’ Senate Majority Means for Federal Agencies

With control of the Senate and its committees, federal workers can expect a slew of changes in legislative and oversight priorities.

Management

Federal Agencies Have Distributed 200K Coronavirus Vaccine Doses So Far

Four agencies have provided the shots from their own distributions, but this only represents a fraction of the doses the agencies received.

Management

Federal Government Crackdown to Cause Major Disruptions for International Shipping in 2021

Few countries are in compliance with an opioids-related mandate set to take effect Jan. 1 as lawmakers criticize Trump administration for "falling down on the job."

Workforce

CDC Panel Designates USPS Workers as Next in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Postal employees are part of a group "critical to the functioning of society," per panel's recommendation.

Management

Congress Passes Two-Day Stopgap Spending Bill, Narrowly Avoiding a Shutdown

Lawmakers desperately seek to buy more time for final negotiations on spending and coronavirus relief.