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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.
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How Trump's Defiance of Impeachment Probe Could Leave Federal Employees Criminally Liable

As White House pledges no cooperation, experts say employees have options to remain on a legal path.

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‘People Will Be Afraid’: How Trump’s Ukraine Call Could Chill Public Servants

Diplomats condemn Trump for "threatening" a foreign service officer and other civil servants.

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Senate Sends Trump Seven-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

The president is expected to sign the stopgap measure and avoid an appropriations lapse, but a funding fight still looms.

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Agencies Paid Federal Employees $3.7 Billion Not to Work During Recent Shutdowns

One department lost 90 employees during the most recent lapse, while another slashed hiring by nearly 40%.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Quash Lawsuit Over OPM Hack

Government says feds are not entitled to damages as hackers intended to use the personal information they gathered for spying, not identity theft or fraud. 

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Lawmakers Look to Virtual Reality for Training Feds

"It's not just a video game," says spokeswoman for New York Democrat who wrote bill creating advisory committee.

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White House Sees Path for Less Interference in Implementing Its Government Reorganization

Administration officials are pleased with progress so far, though most efforts are not yet implemented.

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Senator Says He Has Trump and McConnell's Support for Bill to End Shutdowns Permanently

Momentum grows for bipartisan bill to prevent lawmakers from leaving D.C. until they pass spending bills.

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Lawmaker Calls for Outside Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group

The Homeland Security Department has condemned derogatory comments posted within the group and promised a review of its own.

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Federal Employees Suing OPM Score Win in Lawsuit Over Data Hacks

Appeals court overrules district-level finding, says federal employee unions have standing to sue.

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VA Expects 'Hiccups,' but an Otherwise Seamless Health Overhaul This Week

Some lawmakers and veterans groups are nervous about VA's implementation process for the new private care program.