Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


GOP lawmakers want agencies to disclose why employees were paid not to work for a year or more.

  • Oct 22, 2014

Frequent use of putting federal employees on paid leave to discipline those accused of breaking the rules has assumed the top spot in a new survey of “wasteful” government practices.

  • Oct 22, 2014

More than 57,000 workers were on paid leave for at least a month while waiting to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work.

  • Oct 20, 2014

Millennials seem to like government, but don’t stay long, survey finds

  • Oct 8, 2014

Postal Service inspector general says 13 million records in change-of-address system are unprotected, putting the information at risk.

  • Oct 6, 2014

Federal government joins ranks of car-sharers in an effort to save costs with the government’s fleet of work vehicles.

  • Oct 3, 2014

Jeffrey Neely was indicted on five counts of fraud, two of which were related to the 2010 conference.

  • Sep 26, 2014

U.S. District Court judge rules that that the court does not have jurisdiction because the scientists failed to exhaust administrative remedies.

  • Sep 24, 2014

The Post wants to hear from you why getting the best people into government is so hard, and what managers are doing about it.

  • Sep 24, 2014

The “Sammies” honor exceptional civil servants. The top winner this year is a CDC employee.

  • Sep 22, 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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