Joe Davidson

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Scandal has scarred agency’s reputation, but new secretary is pushing hard for new talent.

  • Aug 28, 2014

Obama and VA vow to improve vets’ health care, but restoring trust in the agency will be much harder.

  • Aug 26, 2014

A federal employees union endorses a Senate Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, for reelection.

  • Aug 26, 2014

Report says reprisals against feds who complain about discrimination form largest group of complaints.

  • Aug 24, 2014

A report says that Congress should create a simpler vets’ preference program for federal jobs.

  • Aug 21, 2014

The EEOC says women and people of color are underrepresented in the Senior Executive Service.

  • Aug 19, 2014

While the veterans’ hiring preference is complex, it is generally popular. But it is not beyond controversy. Tell us what you think.

  • Aug 19, 2014

Racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the federal workforce remained essentially flat from fiscal year 2010 to 2011.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Cuts in office hours and staffing lead to longer waits for Social Security service.

  • Aug 14, 2014

Staffing and office hour cuts lead to longer waits for service for Social Security recipients.

  • Aug 14, 2014
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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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