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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.
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UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

January 19, 2018 This story has been updated to reflect new Defense Department shutdown guidance. The government is just hours away from seeing its funding expire, and Congress has yet to forge any clear path for how it will avoid a shutdown. For about 860,000 federal employees, that means they are facing unpaid...

UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

January 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government is just hours away from seeing its funding expire, and Congress has yet to forge any clear path for how it will avoid a shutdown. For about 860,000 federal employees, that means they are facing unpaid furloughs come first thing Saturday—or, more realistically for most of them, come...

UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

January 19, 2018 This story has been updated to reflect new Defense Department shutdown guidance. The government is just hours away from seeing its funding expire, and Congress has yet to forge any clear path for how it will avoid a shutdown. For about 860,000 federal employees, that means they are facing unpaid...

Democrats Want to Spend $500M on a New, Non-Trump Backed DHS Hiring Surge

January 18, 2018 Several Democratic senators are seeking a hiring surge in a part of the Homeland Security Department they say President Trump has overlooked: the country’s ports of entry. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., this week introduced a measure to hire 500 new Customs and Border Protection officers annually until the agency is...

VA Begins Using Expedited Hiring Authority to Fill Array of Critical Positions

January 18, 2018 The Veterans Affairs Department is opening up an array of job vacancies to a more expedited hiring process, using a new authority to fill longstanding openings. VA has received approval to move forward with direct hiring for 15 occupations deemed critical, the department’s secretary told senators at a hearing on...

Republicans Rally Ranks for Month-Long Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

January 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House Republicans have unveiled their stopgap measure to keep agencies funded through Feb. 16 and avoid a shutdown when the current spending measure expires Friday night. The month-long continuing resolution would be the fourth such temporary spending bill of fiscal 2018 and leave agencies without the certainty of full year...

Republicans Rally Ranks for Month-Long Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

January 17, 2018 House Republicans have unveiled their stopgap measure to keep agencies funded through Feb. 16 and avoid a shutdown when the current spending measure expires Friday night. The month-long continuing resolution would be the fourth such temporary spending bill of fiscal 2018 and leave agencies without the certainty of full year...

Just One in Six Feds Say They’re Excited to Implement Trump's Agenda

January 17, 2018 Federal employees overwhelmingly believe President Trump does not respect them, according to a new survey, and a plurality think he has negatively affected their agencies’ missions. Overall, 59 percent of federal employees disapprove of how Trump is handling his job as president after his first year in office, while 38...

It's Unclear Whether New Law and Push from Trump Have Increased VA Firings

January 16, 2018 In June, President Trump said a new measure to ease the firing of employees at the Veterans Affairs Department that he was signing into law marked a “transformative change.” One year into his presidency, however, and six months after the enactment of the law, the administration that made firing more...

Just One in Six Feds Say They’re Excited to Implement Trump's Agenda

January 16, 2018 Federal employees overwhelmingly believe President Trump does not respect them, according to a new survey, and a plurality think he has negatively affected their agencies’ missions. Overall, 59 percent of federal employees disapprove of how Trump is handling his job as president after his first year in office, while 38...