Joe Davidson
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Joe Davidson | Columnist
Charity execs fear new federal charitable giving rules could hurt, but welcome chance to discuss them.
 
Report shows shrinking pay gap for federal employees, but few women are in top jobs
(The Washington Post, April 13, 2014; 8:12 PM)
 
House approves budget that would save money by taking from federal workers
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2014; 7:39 PM)
 
Obama’s actions on equal pay are good, but not enough
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2014; 8:58 PM)
 
Federal employees losing Rep. Moran, a strong supporter who is ‘very frustrated’
(The Washington Post, April 6, 2014; 5:20 PM)
 
Report on civil service reform includes controversial recommendations
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2014; 8:00 PM)
 
GOP budget would amount to pay cut for federal employees
(The Washington Post, April 1, 2014; 6:43 PM)
 
Democrats ask GAO to study ‘root causes’ of federal employees’ low morale
(The Washington Post, March 30, 2014; 6:04 PM)
 
House panel seeks ways to protect federal airport security officers and flying public
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2014; 7:46 PM)
 
More frequent automated security clearance checks likely in Defense and other agencies
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2014; 7:05 PM)
 
Too many people with security clearances, but cuts could help some feds, hurt others
(The Washington Post, March 20, 2014; 8:14 PM)
 
OPM unveils IT plan to improve federal retirement operations and recruitment
(The Washington Post, March 11, 2014; 6:41 PM)
 
Administration hails federal workers but says government’s role as employer has been hurt
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2014; 9:00 AM)
 
Cummings: Raucous House hearing reflects ‘negativity’ toward federal employees
(The Washington Post, March 6, 2014; 8:53 PM)
 
Obama’s plan for a 1 percent federal pay hike can survive even if his budget doesn’t
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2014; 6:58 PM)
 
Hard-hit federal training gets attention in Obama’s 2015 budget proposal
(The Washington Post, March 2, 2014; 6:57 PM)
 
Call for greater federal pay is exercise in hope, not optimism
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2014; 7:10 PM)
 
Unions seek federal pay raise at least three times greater than Obama’s proposal
(The Washington Post, February 25, 2014; 8:31 PM)
 
Labor unions disappointed at 1 percent pay raise Obama to propose for federal workers
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2014; 6:57 PM)
 
Federal workers hope for relief in Obama’s 2015 budget
(The Washington Post, February 23, 2014; 5:36 PM)
 
Rubio, Miller would take away employee rights in name of serving veterans
(The Washington Post, February 20, 2014; 6:50 PM)
 
Agency tries to improve its low employee morale
(The Washington Post, February 18, 2014; 7:54 PM)
 
Congress focusing on significant changes to federal security-clearance process
(The Washington Post, February 16, 2014; 4:54 PM)
 
White House: Federal agencies make ‘significant progress’ in performance goals
(The Washington Post, February 13, 2014; 7:23 PM)
 
Congress members and union rally in support of federal workers
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2014; 8:27 PM)
 
Federal unions hope to reenergize as largest one meets with key congressional leaders
(The Washington Post, February 9, 2014; 5:58 PM)
 
As new rules on federal giving show, public’s reaction to plans don’t always yield changes
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2014; 10:45 PM)
 
Tester combines rural sensitivities with support for federal employees
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2014; 7:45 PM)
 
Federal unions want Obama to use his executive power to act on their wish list
(The Washington Post, January 30, 2014; 8:24 PM)
 
DHS suspends overtime program under fire for millions in improper payments annually
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2014; 6:47 PM)
 
Feds have high hopes, low expectations for Obama’s State of the Union address
(The Washington Post, January 26, 2014; 8:27 PM)
 
Federal senior executives growing weary and risk averse, says employee association
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2014; 8:28 PM)
 
Could better whistleblower protections prevent another Snowden from happening?
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2014; 9:03 PM)
 
Top contractor official leaves as contracting out falls and contracting officers increase
(The Washington Post, January 19, 2014; 10:19 PM)
 
Staples’ selling postal products without USPS workers stirs fears of privatization
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2014; 8:59 PM)
 
OMB official touts cuts in federal employee travel, while defending its importance
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2014; 9:45 PM)
 
Blue-collar workers still seeking pay raise
(The Washington Post, January 12, 2014; 8:40 PM)
 
Low morale of federal employees is putting a crimp in charitable giving
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2014; 8:46 PM)
 
Hoyer expects, but can’t promise, no federal employee furloughs in 2014
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2014; 7:36 PM)
 
For federal employees, 2014 won’t be as bad as 2013, but morale problems linger
(The Washington Post, January 5, 2014; 5:44 PM)
 
Should federal employees be screened when entering federal buildings?
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2013; 8:06 AM)
 
Budget deal brings some stability to federal workforce
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2013; 8:24 PM)
 
Two Commerce agencies: One at the top, one at the bottom on ‘Best Places’ list
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2013; 12:01 AM)
 
DHS has many unfilled jobs and poor morale
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2013; 7:38 PM)
 
Unpleasant lessons from case of former U.S. Park Police chief
(The Washington Post, December 10, 2013; 8:04 PM)
 
Federal workers could pay more for retirement benefits
(The Washington Post, December 9, 2013; 8:22 PM)
 
U.S. government now can pay individual contractors almost $1 million annually
(The Washington Post, December 5, 2013; 9:29 PM)
 
Federal employee retirement could be affected as rivals prepare for the battle of the budget
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2013; 10:53 PM)
 
Border Patrol union advocates overtime changes that would cut officers’ pay
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2013; 8:39 PM)
 
Pessimistic report says budget cuts could be worse in 2014
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2013; 7:18 PM)
 
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