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Eric Katz

Staff Correspondent Eric Katz joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 after graduating from The George Washington University, where he studied journalism and political science. He has written for his college newspaper and an online political news website and worked in a public affairs office for the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. Most recently, he worked for Financial Times, where he reported on national politics.
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Here’s How One Federal Employee Union Will Fight Back Against Trump

5:45 PM ET If the message of J. David Cox, the president of the largest federal employee union, could be summed as succinctly as possible, it would be this: Don’t panic. The American Federation of Government Employees leader is taking a measured approach in preparing for the Trump administration, declining to sound the...

Lawmakers Race Against the Clock to Avoid Shutdown

December 6, 2016 This story was updated when the text of the CR was released. Congressional negotiators are pressing to wrap up a stopgap funding measure to keep federal agencies open beyond Friday evening, when current appropriations are set to expire, introducing legislation on Tuesday evening to keep status quo spending in place...

The 2016 'Plum Book' Lists Thousands of Jobs Up for Grabs in the Trump Administration

December 5, 2016 The federal government on Monday published its quadrennial “Plum Book,” a listing of all the presidentially appointed jobs across executive and legislative branch agencies. Formally known as U.S. Policy and Supporting Positions, the physical book and its digital version spell out more than 9,000 positions across government including Senate-confirmed, Schedule...

Republicans Look to Restrict How Agencies Spend Billions in Collected Fees and Penalties

December 2, 2016 House Republicans are looking to restrain federal agencies’ latitude in spending money they collect in fees and penalties following their investigation that found the government took in $83 billion from fines and settlements between 2010 and 2015. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Government Operations panel examined at a...

Trump Transition Team Meets With Veterans Groups to Discuss VA Reforms

December 1, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team met with leaders in the veteran community for the first time on Thursday, with the two sides amicably discussing the organizations’ goals for reforming the Veterans Affairs Department. Six Trump advisers, including some but not all of the individuals he named to his VA landing...

Obama Makes More Changes to Federal Hiring Through Regulatory Process

December 1, 2016 The Obama administration put forward two rules on Wednesday to change the federal hiring process, with veterans and former felons as the primary beneficiaries. The Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule to ban agencies from issuing any forms that ask about applicants’ criminal backgrounds until the potential hiring...

House Passes Bills to Boost Overtime Pay and Protect Whistleblowers

November 30, 2016 The House on Wednesday passed two bills friendly to various parts of the federal workforce, including a measure to boost overtime pay and another to increase protections for whistleblowers. The Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act would provide $22 million to allow “almost everyone” at the agency to receive...

Government’s Ethics Office Praises Trump for Commitments He Hasn’t Made

November 30, 2016 The Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday released a bizarre series of tweets praising President-elect Donald Trump for a commitment to remove himself entirely from his business—a commitment he has yet to make. The tweets congratulated Trump for divesting entirely from the Trump Organization, a promise the president-elect never actually...

Trump’s VA Team Could Bring Big Changes to Vets’ Health Care, Employee Rights

November 29, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump is taking advice on how to run the Veterans Affairs Department from conservatives with ties to a group that has sought to drastically reduce the government’s role in providing health care to veterans. Trump on Tuesday named Darin Selnick, a senior adviser to Concerned Veterans for America,...

Obama Seeks to Cement Agency Diversity Efforts Before Trump Takes Office

November 28, 2016 As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take control of the executive branch, the Obama administration is looking to institutionalize the progress it has made in building diversity priorities into hiring and everyday government practices. The White House is hosting a multi-day event that kicked off Monday to share best practices...

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