Joe Davidson
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Joe Davidson | Columnist
Strong conservative chairman says he is open to federal employee perspectives
Rep. Mark Meadows is taking over the panel with a willingness to consider other perspectives.
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)
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)
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