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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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Trump Demands 5 Percent Spending Cuts From Every Cabinet Agency

October 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Trump on Wednesday ordered Cabinet secretaries to develop a plan to cut 5 percent of their agencies’ budgets, saying the reductions would “get rid of the fat” in the federal government. Trump made the request at a Cabinet meeting, saying that spending increases in his first two years were...

Trump Demands 5 Percent Spending Cuts From Every Cabinet Agency

October 17, 2018 President Trump on Wednesday ordered Cabinet secretaries to develop a plan to cut 5 percent of their agencies’ budgets, saying the reductions would “get rid of the fat” in the federal government. Trump made the request at a Cabinet meeting, saying that spending increases in his first two years were...

White House Announces That the U.S. Intends to Withdraw From International Postal Agency

October 17, 2018 The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it plans to withdraw from an organization aimed at tackling international postal issues, saying the existing agreements put U.S. businesses at a disadvantage. The administration planned to deliver its “letter of denunciation” to formally convey its intention to leave the Universal Postal Union on...

These Are the 15 Trump Reorganization Proposals Agencies Can Advance Without Congress

October 16, 2018 The Trump administration has maintained that it can move forward with many of the proposals in its reorganization plan on its own without congressional approval, though with a few exceptions, it has yet to detail exactly which items it will push unilaterally. The administration has told Congress it is still...

Former Trump Cabinet Member: Chaos a 'Pretty Accurate' Way to Describe Administration

October 15, 2018 The former head of the Veterans Affairs Department said on Monday that the Trump administration operated chaotically, whereas the Obama administration was a “well-run machine.” David Shulkin, the former VA secretary, said he followed a much clearer path to meet with the president and have decisions approved under President Obama...

DHS Says It’s Finally Hiring More Border Agents Than It’s Losing

October 12, 2018 Since nearly his first day in office, President Trump’s administration has said it will dramatically boost the number of agents at the nation’s borders. There was a holdup, however: the Homeland Security Department has been failing for years to bring on more Border Patrol agents than it lost, a trend...

Trump Administration to Create New Pay Systems for Some Federal Jobs

October 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Trump administration on Thursday announced it will create a series of new pay systems to reward certain groups of employees, using existing authority that the federal government has never before deployed. Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management who took charge of the agency after...

Trump Administration to Create New Pay Systems for Some Federal Jobs

October 11, 2018 The Trump administration on Thursday announced it will create a series of new pay systems to reward certain groups of employees, using existing authority that the federal government has never before deployed. Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management who took charge of the agency after...

How Attempts at Fixing the Civil Service System Have Made It Worse Off

October 10, 2018 Federal human resources officials on Wednesday said that congressional efforts to fix an outdated civil service system have complicated it as much as they have improved it. Lawmakers have repeatedly taken a piecemeal approach to providing relief to laws governing the federal workforce that date back to the 19th century...

New OPM Chief Takes First Action in Implementing Part of Largely Overturned Workforce EOs

October 10, 2018 The Trump administration is moving forward with at least one provision of its series of reforms aimed at the federal workforce, most of which were struck down in federal court. The provision calls on federal agencies to permanently maintain all entries to employees’ personnel records, rather than erasing or modifying...