Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


New fleet will have right-side steering wheel and more space to packages, the growing sector of the mail business

  • Feb 13, 2015

Postal unions say they will propose that the bargain with USPS over offering customers a postal banking program in upcoming contract talks

  • Feb 12, 2015

The Merit Systems Protection Board plans to continue hearing the appeals until all 33,000 are adjudicated.

  • Feb 11, 2015

Court ruling is a blow to the Postal Service’s stamp program, costing the agency $540,000 for using an image of the Korean War Veterans Memorial without permission.

  • Feb 10, 2015

Agency managers, concerned that employee morale has plummeted, acknowledge that they need provide more opportunities for training and conferences

  • Feb 9, 2015

Limits on trips after a GSA boondoggle created obstacles for government agencies.

  • Feb 8, 2015

The budget would double the number of workers who receive job training through the agency’s workforce development programs.

  • Feb 2, 2015

The agency would lose roughly $300 million this year under the president’s spending plan.

  • Feb 2, 2015

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
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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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