Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Some scientific agencies reported to the White House that they have hired six full-time employees to process travel and conference requests

  • Mar 25, 2015

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory spend 9,000 hours over five months reviewing requests from scientists to present their papers at conferences.

  • Mar 23, 2015

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) questions “whether anyone is reading” a multitude of costly studies DHS has done of poor employee morale

  • Mar 18, 2015

The $7 billion project will eventually be self-sustaining, with revenues from user fees and revenues

  • Mar 11, 2015

The director also wants to make the federal workforce more diverse and employees more engaged.

  • Mar 9, 2015

Brennan is the first woman to lead the postal service.

  • Mar 6, 2015

The Obama administration wants a web developer to create an app to guide tourists to public lands across the country.

  • Mar 5, 2015

The practice apparently became widespread enough that Congress tightened rules on its use late last year.

  • Mar 3, 2015

The law authorizes subsidies in “an Exchange established by the State,” but what of the federal marketplace?

  • Mar 1, 2015

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

  • Feb 13, 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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