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Erich Wagner

Erich Wagner is a staff correspondent covering pay, benefits and other federal workforce issues. He joined Government Executive in the spring of 2017 after extensive experience writing about state and local issues in Maryland and Virginia, most recently as editor-in-chief of the Alexandria Times. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
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Lawmakers Demand to Know How Americans Got Their Hands on OPM Hack Data

June 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Democratic lawmakers are demanding answers about how Americans might have used personal information that was compromised in the 2015 hack of the Office of Personnel Management, after two people pleaded guilty to charges related to a bank fraud conspiracy. On June 18, the Justice Department announced that two people had...

Lawmakers Demand to Know How Americans Got Their Hands on OPM Hack Data

June 26, 2018 Democratic lawmakers are demanding answers about how Americans might have used personal information that was compromised in the 2015 hack of the Office of Personnel Management, after two people pleaded guilty to charges related to a bank fraud conspiracy. On June 18, the Justice Department announced that two people had...

House Democrats Demand Documents on Education Department’s ‘Union Busting’ Effort

June 26, 2018 Top Democrats on two House committees are demanding that Education Secretary Betsy Devos provide documents related to a department decision earlier this year to implement a new collective bargaining agreement without its union’s consent and to return to the negotiating table. Earlier this year, the Education Department cut off negotiations...

Homeland Security Warns Its Employees of Increased Threats to Them

June 25, 2018 Officials at the Homeland Security Department warned employees Saturday of a recent increase in threats in the aftermath of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. In a memo to employees over the weekend, acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady said there has been an increase in the...

Homeland Security Warns of Increased Threats to Employees

June 25, 2018 Officials at the Homeland Security Department warned employees Saturday of a recent increase in threats in the aftermath of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. In a memo to employees over the weekend, acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady said there has been an increase in the...

Proposed OPM Reorganization Draws Widespread Criticism

June 22, 2018 The Trump administration’s proposal to shuttle the Office of Personnel Management’s service responsibilities to other agencies and bring its policy arm into the White House’s management structure drew nearly unanimous condemnation since it was announced Thursday, including from a former architect of the reorganization plan. The plan would send the...

OPM Would Lose Its Independence, Service Functions Under Reorganization Plan

June 21, 2018 The Trump administration announced Thursday its plan to reorganize the federal government, which includes a proposal to transfer nearly all of the Office of Personnel Management’s service responsibilities and to remove the agency’s independent status. Under the plan, which was more than a year in the offing, the agency’s security...

A Possible Pay Raise, A Panel Pushes Benefits Cuts, and More

June 20, 2018 A House panel on Tuesday released its blueprint for fiscal 2019 spending, which echoes the Trump administration’s proposals targeting federal employee retirement programs. Republicans on the House Budget Committee said its “Budget for a Brighter American Future” would balance the budget within nine years through a mixture of cuts to...

Federal Judge Consolidates Lawsuits on Workforce Executive Orders, Schedules Hearing

June 19, 2018 A federal judge announced Monday that she is consolidating three different legal challenges brought against President Trump’s recent workforce executive orders, and has scheduled a hearing date of July 25. Since the enactment of three controversial executive orders aimed at making it easier to fire federal employees and reducing the...

45 Senate Democrats Demand That Trump Rescind Workforce Executive Orders

June 19, 2018 This post has been updated to include five additional signatures on the letter. A group of 45 Democratic senators on Tuesday demanded President Trump rescind his controversial recent executive orders that seek to make it easier to fire federal workers and severely curb the influence of federal employee unions. In...