Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Labor Department public affairs chief investigated by Congress

  • Aug 27, 2014

The missive comes a week after the Washington Post reported that some patent examiners repeatedly lied about their hours.

  • Aug 22, 2014

House committee to probe telework abuses at patent agency

  • Aug 19, 2014

The worst revelations of an internal probe were left out of the report turned over to its watchdog.

  • Aug 10, 2014

Benjamin F. Bailar says agency is “prostituting” its stamp program by sacrificing icons for pop culture.

  • Aug 7, 2014

USPS “prostituting” its stamp program, former postmaster general says as he quits panel

  • Aug 7, 2014

A costly two-year investigation by a council of inspectors general found that the inspector general made insensitive comments about women and racial minorities.

  • Aug 4, 2014

The Patent and Trademark Office workers got paid to goof off at home for years because they had so little to do.

  • Aug 1, 2014

Despite backlog of appeals, patent office paralegals sat idle most weeks over four years, watchdog finds

  • Jul 31, 2014

Patent office paralegals were idle for almost four years but got paid, and even received bonuses, probe finds.

  • Jul 31, 2014
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About
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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