Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


A Reagan-era directive remains in place requiring the federal workplace and workforce to be drug-free.

  • May 27, 2015

New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday is unambiguous and stern.

  • May 27, 2015

The breach comes on the heels of millions of cases of identify theft plaguing the IRS.

  • May 26, 2015

Democrats and Republicans demand to know why officials did little to stop the health system from violating rules.

  • May 14, 2015

  • May 14, 2015

An internal memo accuses agency leaders of leaving doors “wide open for fraud, waste and abuse.”

  • May 14, 2015

Senators representing rural states they their constituents are complaining that it takes letters excessive time to deliver.

  • May 8, 2015

The oil boom is leaving crucial federal services, including law enforcement and permitting, unfilled.

  • May 4, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service has been closing dozens of mail-sorting plants since 2012 to save money.

  • Apr 27, 2015

With thousands of federal retirements, is the expertise that’s walking out the door being replaced?

  • Apr 23, 2015
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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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