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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

Federal Employees Meet to Discuss How They Can Push Back if Trump Refuses to Leave Office

Sick outs and foot dragging highlight tactics employees could consider if Trump blocks a peaceful transition after losing the election.

Workforce

Federal Employees Donate $1.8M in Presidential Race, Mostly to Biden

Those contributing to Trump’s campaign overwhelmingly came from the Defense and Homeland Security departments.

Workforce

DHS Union Asks for Removal of 'Illegal Gag Order' Asking Employees to Report on Colleagues

Department said that asking staff to inform on coworkers is necessary to protect national security and federal personnel.

Management

Senators Look to Block Land Management Chief After Court Mandated His Removal

William Perry Pendley says he is still running BLM despite court order that he vacate the position.

Management

Census Pulls Back on Year-End Delivery Commitment, Pushes Decision to Career Staff

Rushing in an effort to truncate the data processing timeline has "some risks," bureau official admits.

Oversight

USPS Launched DeJoy's Changes Without Considering Impact, IG Says

Auditors confirm that reforms led to mail delays, fault Postal Service for poor communication.

Workforce

Trump Administration Develops Governmentwide Office Reopening Guidelines, With Contractor Help

Masks, distancing and sensors to track employee movement are all part of GSA’s non-binding coronavirus recommendations.

Management

USPS Delivering More Mail on Time After Walking Back DeJoy’s Reforms

The Postal Service is following several court orders and seeing improvements, though mail delays remain at higher-than-usual rates.

Management

Lawmaker Urges State to Ease Voting for Feds Overseas

The pandemic may disrupt normal procedures for federal employees voting from abroad, committee chairman warns.

Management

FDA Is Leaving Lab Employees At Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

An office created in 2016 to ensure safety at labs has never been given the authorities necessary to do its job, GAO says.

Management

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Administration's Renewed Efforts to End Census Early

Judges say the administration's argument was "barebones," but Supreme Court fight still possible.

Management

USPS, CBP Not Implementing Law to Stop Flow of Opioids Into the Country

The Postal Service is not receiving the data that makes it easier to detect illicit goods coming from overseas.