Joe Davidson
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Joe Davidson | Columnist
Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections
IRS officials tell Congress about stark reductions in taxpayer services because of staff and budget cuts.
VA employee reforms, good or not, could be road map for other agencies
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2015; 8:15 PM)
DHS staff would remain on job with no pay if Congress does not fund agency
(The Washington Post, February 22, 2015; 9:00 PM)
Union enters talks with star power to expand, not cut postal services
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2015; 9:24 PM)
Readers speak out on Secret Service, whistleblowers, hiring and the CIA
(The Washington Post, February 17, 2015; 7:22 PM)
Beleaguered Secret Service gets bad rap on training for uniformed officers
(The Washington Post, February 15, 2015; 6:30 PM)
Panel calls for better leadership, more resources at Secret Service
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2015; 9:44 PM)
Union, Dems seek better federal pay, but must wait to hear GOP’s plans
(The Washington Post, February 10, 2015; 7:31 PM)
Obama budget points to fall in federal pay compared with private sector
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2015; 9:42 PM)
Federal employees are seeking better pay and benefits from Congress
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2015; 8:50 PM)
Furloughs again loom for some federal employees at IRS and DHS
(The Washington Post, February 3, 2015; 7:42 PM)
Committee probes agency restrictions on inspectors general
(The Washington Post, February 1, 2015; 6:57 PM)
Strong conservative chairman says he is open to federal employee perspectives
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2015; 8:37 PM)
House panel easily passes veterans sick leave bill but can’t shake partisan past
(The Washington Post, January 27, 2015; 7:27 PM)
Federal employee bills show the partisan divide on Capitol Hill
(The Washington Post, January 25, 2015; 6:47 PM)
High court protects federal whistleblowers in case that had broad implications
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2015; 7:03 PM)
Some VA whistleblowers get relief from retaliation
(The Washington Post, January 20, 2015; 7:34 PM)
Other agencies can learn from dismissal of Secret Service officials
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2015; 8:37 PM)
It will take more than a high-powered memo to fix federal employee morale
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2015; 10:42 AM)
Jim Moran: Federal workers shouldn’t expect anything from new Congress
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2015; 5:06 PM)
Is federal hiring fair and open or do ‘special hiring authorities’ get in the way?
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2015; 7:47 PM)
Postmaster general hits unions on his way out
(The Washington Post, January 6, 2015; 8:30 PM)
Alan Gross’s case illustrates agency’s use of workers for secret Cuban projects
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2014; 7:32 PM)
Readers comment on CIA interrogation, executives’ pay, VA service that’s ‘too good’
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2014; 8:33 PM)
Federal employees are heavily involved in the fight against Ebola
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2014; 8:17 PM)
What makes patriots perpetrators of torture?
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2014; 7:32 PM)
House staffers gather in solidarity with protests against police shootings
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2014; 8:08 PM)
Obama praises federal senior leaders, announces new programs to support them
(The Washington Post, December 9, 2014; 8:16 PM)
Where’s the discipline for those who retaliated against VA’s whistleblowers?
(The Washington Post, December 7, 2014; 5:25 PM)
Major civil rights coalition opposes postal consolidation; hits official’s appointment
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2014; 7:18 PM)
Expert takes Open Season questions about Federal Employees Health Benefits program
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2014; 8:25 PM)
Feds can save money by examining health plans during Open Season until Dec. 8
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2014; 6:50 PM)
Agency few Americans use generates controversy, this time with contractors
(The Washington Post, November 24, 2014; 6:54 AM)
Chaffetz, incoming committee chair, seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2014; 8:19 PM)
Social Security advocates fear more cuts in staff and service
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2014; 8:14 PM)
Feds in agencies that deal directly with money tend to donate to GOP
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2014; 8:38 PM)
An incoming Senate committee chairman’s views are sure to rile the federal workforce
(The Washington Post, November 9, 2014; 7:00 PM)
Republican-controlled Senate could mean rocky road for federal employees
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 9:00 PM)
Fired air marshal stands his ground for whistleblowers
(The Washington Post, November 4, 2014; 7:53 PM)
Federal unions pushing mostly Democratic candidates, but also some Republicans
(The Washington Post, November 3, 2014; 10:59 AM)
Hatch Act limits feds, but they still can participate in many political activities
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 8:44 PM)
N.Va. House hopeful Micah Edmond responds to federal workforce questions
(The Washington Post, October 29, 2014; 8:49 AM)
VA House candidate Beyer responds to questions about federal workforce
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2014; 1:46 PM)
N.Va. House candidate Foust responds to questions about the federal workforce
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2014; 7:56 PM)
Election 2014: Congressional candidates respond to federal employee concerns
(The Washington Post, October 21, 2014; 8:47 PM)
VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things
(The Washington Post, October 20, 2014; 11:00 AM)
Early survey returns indicate federal employee morale continues to fall
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2014; 8:41 PM)
Federal workers facing tougher time if GOP wins control of the Senate
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2014; 10:26 AM)
State allows employee health insurance to cover transgender services
(The Washington Post, October 12, 2014; 10:45 PM)
First Supreme Court federal whistleblower case could have broad reach
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2014; 8:15 PM)
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