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Eric Katz

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Eric Katz
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.

Biden taps federal management guru to lead IRS

Nominee previously led the tax agency and has ideas on implementing its unprecedented cash infusion.


Two Democrats spell out exactly how they want agencies to improve services

A pair of House lawmakers wants agencies to allow Americans to spend less time on the phone and filling out paperwork when dealing with government.


House passes 10-week spending bill, averting the threat of a government shutdown for now

The measure now heads to Biden's desk, who is expected to sign it before the midnight deadline.


Senate reaches a deal to avoid a shutdown, punts threat for 10 weeks

Lawmakers agree to drop controversial provisions, set up new deadline for lame duck Congress.


Federal agencies are ignoring most building safety concerns flagged by DHS

Lawmakers raise concerns about the non-compliance in light of the recent uptick in threats against feds.


Lawmakers are setting a tight schedule to avoid a government shutdown

Senate Democrats plan to unveil a bill Wednesday, but will hold off on a vote in an effort to rally support for it.


Thousands of FDA employees could face furloughs or RIFs if Congress doesn't act soon

Congressional inaction would leave FDA's drug and biologics evaluation with limited capacity to function.


Key agencies are shedding the exact employees they need to spend new infrastructure dollars

Watchdogs caution agencies could face critical staffing shortages that could impact implementation of Biden's signature infrastructure law.


If Trump Is reelected, his aides are planning to purge the civil service

Officials are looking to revive a controversial order issued in Trump's waning days and have already identified 50,000 federal positions to target.


Bipartisan group seeks to limit who federal agencies can contract with

Organizations involved with certain adversarial nations creates conflicts of interest, the senators say.


Enforcement of Biden's federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate is delayed—again

A federal appeals court will rehear the case this fall in front of its full panel of its judges.


Feds' vaccine mandate enforcement could be days away, but agencies are not yet prepping

The clock is ticking on a federal court to either hear another appeal on Biden's mandate or allow the administration to resume suspensions and firings.