Joe Davidson

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


A Senate subcommittee hearing on civil service reform draws little attention, though the issue could affect the livelihood of millions of federal employees and their families.

  • May 21, 2015

President Obama plans to announce Denise Turner Roth, as his pick to lead the General Services Administration. Roth currently is the deputy administrator.

  • May 21, 2015

Although the next presidential election is still almost 18 months away and all the potential candidates have not yet declared, good government groups say now is the time to prepare for the next administration.

  • May 19, 2015

A congressional hearing exposed slow-motion hiring in Veterans Affairs, despite increased funding.

  • May 17, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been the subject of a flurry of legislation, including recent bills that would punish or empower employees.

  • May 14, 2015

  • May 13, 2015

Members of Congress should read the study before they allow political appointees to fire civil servants at will.

  • May 12, 2015

A review of last week’s Public Service Recognition Week that honored feds and other public employees.

  • May 11, 2015

Public Service Recognition Week should feel at least as good as No Socks Day.

  • May 10, 2015

  • May 8, 2015
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Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about federal government and workplace issues 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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