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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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As Congress Continues to Flounder, Agencies Begin Recalling Thousands of Furloughed Workers

January 16, 2019 House Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democrats’ latest gambit to reopen the government, while several agencies announced they would recall thousands of employees as they strap in for a long-term shutdown that has no end in sight. House Democrats attempted to pass a measure to open federal agencies through a stopgap...

Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters of Federal Workers Oppose Shutdown, Majority Oppose Wall

January 16, 2019 Federal employees remain overwhelmingly opposed to the partial government shutdown, according to a new poll by Government Business Council and GovExec.com, with 72 percent against it and just 21 percent supporting it. The results vary little from the last GBC/GovExec survey, conducted during the first week of agencies closing their...

9,000 Furloughed Federal Employees in D.C. Area File Unemployment Claims

January 15, 2019 Federal employees in the Washington, D.C., region are increasingly turning to unemployment benefits for a quick injection of cash, despite the likelihood that they will have to return the money once the government reopens. About 9,000 feds in Washington, Maryland and Virginia have filed unemployment claims, a right afforded to...

New Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters of Federal Workers Oppose Shutdown, Majority Oppose Wall

January 15, 2019 Federal employees remain overwhelmingly opposed to the partial government shutdown, according to a new poll by Government Business Council and GovExec.com, with 72 percent against it and just 21 percent supporting it. The results vary little from the last GBC/GovExec survey, conducted during the first week of agencies closing their...

From TSA Call Outs to FAA Protests, Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

January 15, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Airports across the country are scrambling to adjust to growing discontent among the federal employees that work at them, including increased no-shows and protests inside the terminals. Call outs among Transportation Security Administration employees have jumped in recent days, as most workers affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown have...

Cabinet Secretary Blasts Federal Union for Using Veterans as Shutdown 'Pawns'

January 14, 2019 A Cabinet member condemned a federal employee union for using veterans as “pawns” in the partial government shutdown, saying the group was propagating a harmful myth about former military personnel in order to highlight the consequences of the ongoing budget impasse. The American Federation of Government Employees, and specifically one...

Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

January 14, 2019 Airports across the country are scrambling to adjust to growing discontent among the federal employees that report to them, including increased no shows and protests inside the terminals. Call outs among Transportation Security Administration employees have jumped in recent days, as most workers affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown...

From TSA Call Outs to FAA Protests, Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

January 14, 2019 Airports across the country are scrambling to adjust to growing discontent among the federal employees that work at them, including increased no-shows and protests inside the terminals. Call outs among Transportation Security Administration employees have jumped in recent days, as most workers affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown have...

Saturday, the Shutdown Becomes the Longest Ever. And Illegal.

January 11, 2019 The federal government is poised to drag into its longest ever closure on Saturday, when the partial shutdown will enter its 22nd day. The shutdown is set to exceed the previous record-holder, the 21-day shutdown in 1995-1996. It also marked a key day for the more than 800,000 federal employees...

Furloughed Feds Poised to Receive Back Pay After House Sends Measure to Trump

January 11, 2019 About 350,000 federal employees currently on furlough are all but assured to receive back pay, with the House on Friday sending a measure to President Trump's desk to guarantee retroactive compensation once the partial government shutdown ends. Trump has indicated to lawmakers he will sign the legislation. The House passed...