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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

How Agency Heads Are Shifting Power Away From Federal Employees and Toward States

Federal officials have had too much discretion to institute their personal policy preferences, administration officials say.

Workforce

Interior Announces Plan to Move Bureau's Headquarters, and Some Employees, West

Administration says the moves will better position employees to manage lands, though critics warn of resulting staff cuts.

Pay & Benefits

Trump Administration Calls for Fewer Performance Awards, Stricter Rating System for Feds

Only civil servants who deliver what the "American public should be able to expect" should get bonuses, OPM says.

Workforce

Investigations Into Mistreatment of State Department Workforce are in ‘Final Stages,’ IG Says

The watchdog plans to unveil results of inquiries into political retaliation and the hiring freeze in coming weeks.

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Oversight

Lawmaker Calls for Outside Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group

The Homeland Security Department has condemned derogatory comments posted within the group and promised a review of its own.

Management

IG Issues Alert for 'Dangerous' Conditions at Detention Facilities That Require 'Immediate Attention'

Migrants have been denied showers, hot food and forced into standing room only conditions for long periods of time.

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Workforce

Presidential Hopeful Vows to Double the Number of Career Diplomats at State

Democratic candidate would create new recruiting pipelines and pay structures to boost workforce.

Workforce

Trump’s Latest Controversial Immigration Appointee Is Already Clashing With His Workforce

Ken Cuccinelli accuses his employees, and their union, of "choosing to deny reality" after they back lawsuit over new policy.

Pay & Benefits

After Dramatic Workforce Reductions, Postal Service Sees Spike in Overtime Hours

Faulty scheduling and fewer employees led to overtime uptick, IG says, in spite of mail volume decline.