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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Trump Fans and Critics Alike Question the Proposed Hiring Surge at Homeland Security

March 22, 2017 Lawmakers and employee groups at a Senate hearing on Wednesday cast doubt on President Trump’s planned hiring surge at the Homeland Security Department, saying that a better way to improve border security and immigration enforcement would be to boost sinking morale and rein in a bloated management workforce. Immigration and...

Lawmaker Looks to Expedite Federal Firings, Demotions and Pay Cuts

March 22, 2017 A conservative lawmaker introduced legislation this week to expedite the disciplinary process throughout the federal government, allowing agency heads to more quickly fire, demote or cut the pay of their employees. The 2017 Federal Employees Accountability Act, introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., would limit the time federal employees have...

Supreme Court Limits Who Can Be Appointed as an Acting Agency Leader

March 21, 2017 This story has been updated with comment from OPM. Senior leaders at federal agencies cannot serve in acting capacities at positions to which they have been nominated by the president to serve permanently, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The decision is seen as a victory for those who want...

Federal Managers Still Think Teleworkers Perform Worse, Report Finds

March 21, 2017 Federal managers often still discourage employees from teleworking, despite a mandate from Congress and individual agency guidance directing them to expand the program. Telework has grown dramatically as a result of the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, with 40 percent more federal employees taking advantage of the benefit in fiscal 2015...

The 10 Largest Programs on Trump’s Chopping Block

March 20, 2017 President Trump requested an array of cuts in his fiscal 2018 budget to arrive at $54 billion in overall reductions in domestic agency discretionary spending. He proposed eliminating entirely 19 independent agencies, though the real meat in terms of dollars came from inside Cabinet-level agencies. By the White House’s estimate,...

House Approves Measures Reforming VA Hiring and Firing

March 17, 2017 Veterans Affairs may soon find it easier to hire and fire employees, with the House passing two bills this week attempting to streamline the department's archaic personnel rules. Along largely partisan lines, the House approved the contentious VA Accountability First Act on Thursday evening. The bill would give the VA...

House Committee Clears Postal Reform Bill, Claims 'Big Day'

March 16, 2017 Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. That was the most common refrain uttered by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as they unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday. Lawmakers struck a delicate balance that finally, after years...

Trump Requests Dramatic Budget Cuts for the Rest of This Year, Too

March 16, 2017 President Trump called for $54 billion in cuts to domestic agencies in his fiscal 2018 budget released Thursday, but the White House was not done in suggesting spending reductions. In a supplemental request to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also sent Thursday, Trump suggested an immediate cut of $18 billion...

Winners and Losers in Trump's Cut-Filled Budget

March 16, 2017 As promised, President Trump issued a budget on Thursday that would largely reshape the federal government and the missions of its agencies. The proposed $54 billion increase in defense spending is offset with cuts across domestic agencies, with very few being spared significant reductions. Entire agencies are slated for elimination,...

Border Agency Promises Not to Sacrifice Quality for Speed in Hiring

March 15, 2017 The Trump administration will not lower its standards for quality to ramp up hiring of border security personnel, Customs and Border Protection officials said Wednesday, leaving open the possibility the agency would reassess the total number of employees it plans to bring on. Officials declined to state who initiated the...

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