Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Is federal hiring broken?

  • Sep 19, 2014

Replacing the USPS fleet would cost postal officials about $5 billion, and that’s a check that at the moment they can’t write.

  • Sep 18, 2014

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf seeks criminal prosecution of patent office fraud

  • Sep 17, 2014

Civil servants and former troops are questioning one another’s competence and qualifications.

  • Sep 14, 2014

Patent office will hire consultant to review telework program after fraud allegations

  • Sep 13, 2014

Patent office whistleblowers described culture of time fraud; supervisors say their hands were tied.

  • Sep 12, 2014

Patent union chief denies telework abuse, says employees have strict performance standards

  • Sep 11, 2014

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) wants to reform of how investigations of government watchdogs are conducted, in part because they take a long time.

  • Sep 9, 2014

Miguel Roman, 33, is a finalist for a 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medal.

  • Aug 28, 2014

Scientist measures state of planet, global warming.

  • Aug 27, 2014
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Lisa Rein covers the federal workforce and issues that concern the management of government. At the Post, she has written about state politics and government in Annapolis, Md. and Richmond, Va., local government in Fairfax County, Va. and the redevelopment of Washington and its neighborhoods.

She was previously a reporter for the New York Daily News, where she covered former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the city’s colorful taxi industry. Before crossing the Hudson River, she chronicled Asian immigration to Northern New Jersey for The Record of Hackensack. Lisa started her daily newspaper career at The Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, Ma., where one of the biggest scandals of the late 1980s was the gold spray-painting by vandals of Plymouth Rock. She grew up in Boston and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
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