Joe Davidson
Federal Diary
Joe Davidson | Columnist
Federal employees are heavily involved in the fight against Ebola
Several agencies, even the Fish and Wildlife Service, have assigned staff to battle the disease.
 
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)
 
Federal employees were key to gay marriage court victories
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2014; 8:29 PM)
 
Readers speak out on Secret Service, vets preference, clearances, diplomats
(The Washington Post, October 5, 2014; 5:18 PM)
 
Hearing hits Secret Service problem: Its work culture
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2014; 8:59 PM)
 
Women in the federal workforce: From FEW to fewer
(The Washington Post, September 28, 2014; 9:46 PM)
 
How good, or bad, is Secret Service morale?
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2014; 1:00 PM)
 
‘Sammies’ for VA scientists bring relief to battered agency
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2014; 7:50 PM)
 
DOD has 1 million contractors eligible for security clearance, but not on payroll
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2014; 8:32 PM)
 
Navy Yard staff remember with sadness, but also pride, when their world shattered
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2014; 8:18 PM)
 
Survivors recall the Navy Yard massacre one year later
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2014; 8:39 PM)
 
Security clearance process: A work in progress, 1 year after Navy Yard shootings
(The Washington Post, September 14, 2014; 8:15 PM)
 
Bipartisan support for lame duck bill to strengthen whistleblower protections
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 8:18 PM)
 
For VA to be veteran-centric, it also needs to be employee-attentive
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2014; 8:55 PM)
 
Public has at least ‘some’ confidence in feds after 2013 government shutdown
(The Washington Post, September 7, 2014; 7:20 PM)
 
Reporters’ deaths point to dangers Foreign Service officers also face abroad
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 7:43 PM)
 
VA is looking for a few good doctors and nurses
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2014; 8:08 PM)
 
Bad VA service can be improved, but broken trust is much harder to fix
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2014; 7:58 PM)
 
EEOC report paints an Uncle Sam all too human
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2014; 7:17 PM)
 
Report: vets’ preference for federal jobs too complicated, sometimes controversial
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2014; 8:25 PM)
 
Report shows lack of diversity in top civil service ranks
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2014; 8:10 PM)
 
Social Security marks 79th birthday with declining service
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2014; 8:49 PM)
 
Bad management gives telework a bad name
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2014; 10:08 PM)
 
Merit board head says with new VA law ‘we are absolutely in new territory’
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2014; 6:03 PM)
 
New VA law does good, but gratuitously hits civil service rights
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 11:31 AM)
 
Readers speak out about IRS, VA and senior executives
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 8:26 PM)
 
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