Eric Yoder is a veteran Washington journalist who has written about government, business, law, sports and other topics. He has reported (and researched) for The Washington Post since 2000, concentrating on federal employee issues, the budget and other government policies. He also is the award-winning author of three books of short mysteries for children.
The government once again plans to resort to a financial maneuver involving federal employee retirement savings pending an increase in the national debt limit.
For procedural reasons, plan to add criminal penalties for certain employee misconduct doesn't come to a vote.
After-tax investing style has been available for a year in government's 401(k)-style plan.
President Obama has ordered a review of whether policies on how salaries are set when federal employees are first hired and when they are promoted are contributing to a gender pay gap.