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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

USPS Plans to Close More Facilities and Repurpose Those That Remain

As Louis DeJoy seeks to implement his vision, new confirmed board members could tip the scales for USPS governance.

Management

Biden Says Agencies Will Be Ready for Hurricane Season. But a Watchdog Is Warning of Shortfalls

Federal responders will have what they need, president says. GAO says the government should do more to help local communities prepare.

Management

Inside the Federal Government’s Mission to Explore a Sunken Civil War Battleship

"Everywhere you look, wonder and awe," the NOAA marine archaeologist leading the exploration said, previewing the first-ever livestream of the area.

Management

House Dems to Force a Vote on Pausing USPS' Vehicle Contract

The pressure continues to ramp up on the Postal Service to purchase more electric trucks.

Management

USPS Is Promising More Severe Price Hikes Even As Revenues Grow by Nearly $1B

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy tells mailers to get used to "uncomfortable" rate increases as inflation is driving up the Postal Service's costs.

Pay & Benefits

The Forest Service Rushes to Hire Enough Firefighters Ahead of Wildfire Season

Stakeholders warn shortages again threaten the Biden's administration's approach to combatting the fires.

Oversight

Most Feds Won't Actually Be Able to Hold Partisan Office and Keep Their Day Jobs, Despite Precedent

Despite a new precedent, OSC does not plan to enter into settlement agreements in which civil servants can concurrently serve in partisan elected positions going forward.

Management

USPS Is Facing New Legal Challenges to Its Vehicle Contract and Its Authority to Increase Prices

Environmental groups and a union are suing the Postal Service over its failure to buy more electric vehicles, while mailers are fighting rate hikes.

Workforce

The Biden Administration Is Confident It Has the Staff to Handle the Expected Increase of Migrants at the Border

DHS is hiring contractors, deploying staff and engaging with other agencies, but says it will not sacrifice any part of its mission.