Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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

These are changes to be expected now that Congress is paying attention. But most of them will need approval from the agency’s union, which is likely to push back against some.

  • Sep 20, 2014

Replacing the USPS fleet would cost postal officials about $5 billion, and that’s a check that at the moment they can’t write.

  • Sep 18, 2014

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf seeks criminal prosecution of patent office fraud

  • Sep 17, 2014

Civil servants and former troops are questioning one another’s competence and qualifications.

  • Sep 14, 2014

Patent office will hire consultant to review telework program after fraud allegations

  • Sep 13, 2014

Patent office whistleblowers described culture of time fraud; supervisors say their hands were tied.

  • Sep 12, 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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