Joe Davidson

Federal Diary columnistWashington, D.C.

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The cuts have led to fewer employees, less training, bad service and a drop in revenue.

  • Apr 22, 2014

A bipartisan group of House members has “substantial concerns” about new Obama administration rules for the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Apr 22, 2014

Legislation would cut some payments provided through FECA for staffers injured on the job.

  • Apr 20, 2014

The initiative is designed to help veterans using literature, drama and history.

  • Apr 18, 2014

He received his brother’s kidney in 1979. Health insurance provided needed drugs others can’t afford.

  • Apr 17, 2014

Charity execs fear new federal charitable giving rules could hurt, but welcome chance to discuss them.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Charities are critical of new regulations for federal employee donations.

  • Apr 14, 2014

OPM says wage difference “has dramatically shrunk,” but women are in only one-third of high-level slots.

  • Apr 13, 2014

House-approved budget would effectively cut federal worker pay by more than 5 percent.

  • Apr 10, 2014

His executive actions for workplace fairness should ban bias against gays by federal contractors.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Virginian praises federal workers as he prepares to leave Congress, “very frustrated.”

  • Apr 6, 2014

Civil service reform plan is well considered, but unions reject need to overhaul the system.

  • Apr 3, 2014

House GOP budget would increase retirement contributions for feds, effectively cutting their pay.

  • Apr 1, 2014

A nonprofit that focuses on federal employee issues, is calling for an overhaul.

  • Apr 1, 2014

Top Democrats on House committee ask the GAO to look into low federal employee morale, and for remedies.

  • Mar 30, 2014

Top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and two of its subcommittees want the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study “trends in federal employee morale” and what can be done to improve it.

  • Mar 28, 2014

House hearing looks to protect airport security officers and the public after LAX fatal shooting.

  • Mar 27, 2014

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released recommendations Wednesday designed to improve workplace safety after the killing of a federal airport screener in Los Angeles last year.

  • Mar 27, 2014

A consensus reached: More frequent security clearance reviews are necessary for government workers.

  • Mar 25, 2014

Many with clearances don’t handle secrets, but cutting the number could hurt some feds and help others.

  • Mar 20, 2014
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About Joe

Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about the federal workplace that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012. Davidson previously was an assistant city editor at The Washington Post and a Washington and foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered federal agencies and political campaigns.

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