Joe Davidson

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


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

Poor management in a federal agency known for promoting telework hurts telework’s reputation.

  • Aug 13, 2014

Telework abuse is a story of bad management, according to Washington Post Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson.

  • Aug 12, 2014

VA law cuts authority of employee merit board members, and MSPB chairman indicates her displeasure.

  • Aug 10, 2014

New law provides better care for veterans but unnecessarily hits employee civil service rights.

  • Aug 8, 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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