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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 House Wants Agencies to Reveal the Deals They Cut to Avoid Lengthy Legal Battles

The settlement agreements federal agencies enter into would become more transparent under a bill passed Tuesday.

Management

The USPS Is Leaving Money on the Table With a Poor Investment Strategy, IG Says

The current approach is also leaving the Postal Service vulnerable to unnecessary risk, the watchdog found.

Oversight

A Watchdog Finds Missing Guns, Other Issues With the Federal Government’s Firearm Donation Program

GSA lacks a clear policy and proper oversight for its efforts to provide states with guns that federal agencies no longer need.

Management

State Department Opens Up Refugee Sponsorship to Individual Americans

The Biden administration, having bemoaned its internal shortfalls, leans on others outside government to meet the president's lofty admission goals.

Workforce

Court Affirms That Federal Employee Appeals Agency's Judges Are Constitutionally Appointed

A ruling for the appellant could have upended enforcement of civil service protections for federal workers.

Management

DHS' New Limited Policy on Vehicle Chases Brings Hope for Ending Unnecessary Deaths

Nearly 100 individuals have died in car chases with federal border personnel over the last dozen years.

Management

Treasury Implements 'Extraordinary Measures' With Debt Default Looming as Soon as June

Furloughs for federal workers are on the horizon as Republicans vow to demand concessions to raise debt ceiling.

Workforce

Clawing Back IRS Funding Is Just the Beginning for Agency Spending Reductions, House Republicans Say

The House on Monday voted to unwind an unprecedented spending surge at IRS and Republicans promised more such efforts are on the way.

Management

McCarthy's Deal to Secure the House Speakership Puts Agencies at Risk of Severe Budget Cuts

Republicans will demand non-defense spending cuts of up to 25%, putting Congress on a collision course with a shutdown.

Oversight

VA Is Much Slower at Setting Appointments When Sending Vets to the Private Sector for Care

The department is failing to meet its less ambitious goals for health care appointments outside its own system.

Management

Biden Announces More Resources for the Border as He Aims to Further Restrict Illegal Crossings

The administration will also expand humanitarian programs, though staffing shortfalls could hurt implementation.

Management

The Postal Service Can Continue to Deliver Abortion Pills Anywhere in America, DoJ Says

The Biden administration confirms USPS can continue its existing practice without fear of retribution for employees.

Pay & Benefits

House Republicans Are Looking to Cut Agencies or Specific Feds' Pay by Reviving the 'Holman Rule'

The new Congress already has its eyes set on slashing funding at some agencies, and eliminating others altogether.