Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Poor federal performers are still using bureaucratic jargon and passive verbs, according to the annual Federal Plain Language Report Card.

  • Jan 28, 2015

A new GAO audit finds that officials aren’t sure how many work at headquarters, making cuts harder.

  • Jan 23, 2015

Dan Tangherlini, brought in to restore the GSA after reports of wasteful spending, is leaving next month

  • Jan 15, 2015

Merit Systems Protection Board upholds earlier ruling that found botched procedures in investigation of the prosecutors.

  • Jan 14, 2015

A new survey shows that after resistance, federal managers love technology. But they worry that the government is slow to get the latest digital devices.

  • Jan 13, 2015

Three years later, the Post seeks federal employees’ input on the scandal’s fallout

  • Jan 9, 2015

Patrick R. Donahoe blames “myopia” and “shortsightedness” for impeding efforts to get legislative changes.

  • Jan 6, 2015

William Bratton emerges as a steadying presence in a nervous city and a respected voice for officers.

  • Jan 1, 2015

Merit Systems Protection Board says GSA did not prove the executives knew about excessive spending in Las Vegas and should not have been fired.

  • Dec 26, 2014

Average case takes more than nine months to investigate, prompting calls for legislation to speed up the process

  • Dec 24, 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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