Joe Davidson
Federal Diary
Joe Davidson | Columnist
A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.
 
Finalists announced for ‘Sammies,’ which honor federal employees’ work
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2015; 6:00 PM)
 
Budget plan calls for $194 billion in unidentified cuts to federal workforce
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2015; 5:48 PM)
 
Bill called ‘breakthrough’ in punishing retaliators against VA whistleblowers
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2015; 7:47 PM)
 
For a change, news about government workers saving us money
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2015; 6:59 PM)
 
Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers
(The Washington Post, April 19, 2015; 7:23 PM)
 
House committee criticizes DEA chief with statement of ‘no confidence’
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2015; 8:48 PM)
 
House members angry over VA’s response to whistleblowers
(The Washington Post, April 14, 2015; 8:19 PM)
 
IRS chief: Budget, staff cuts lead to service that can’t get much worse
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2015; 8:18 PM)
 
Postal Service called to defend its actions after massive staff data breach
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2015; 8:22 PM)
 
Retiree group grows more visible in face of ‘threats’ on feds
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2015; 10:21 PM)
 
Foreign Service officers fear State Dept. wants to define them away
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2015; 8:21 PM)
 
IRS commissioner describes bleak picture for underfunded agency
(The Washington Post, March 31, 2015; 7:21 PM)
 
GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees
(The Washington Post, March 29, 2015; 6:47 PM)
 
House panel shows bipartisan support for federal workplace bills
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2015; 8:26 PM)
 
House GOP budget plan hits feds in their pocketbooks
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2015; 8:34 PM)
 
Obama talks about trust to workers during visit to VA wait list scandal site
(The Washington Post, March 15, 2015; 7:18 PM)
 
Is federal hiring program really new or just newly packaged?
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2015; 7:28 PM)
 
Report urges longer probation to weed out ‘substandard’ staff
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2015; 8:55 PM)
 
Colleen Kelley, ‘strong champion’ for feds, to retire as union president
(The Washington Post, March 8, 2015; 5:55 PM)
 
Senate hearing faults FBI system meant to protect whistleblowers
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2015; 7:07 PM)
 
Report says procedures put a chilling effect on potential FBI whistleblowers
(The Washington Post, March 3, 2015; 7:46 PM)
 
Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2015; 6:27 PM)
 
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)
 
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