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Eric Yoder

ReporterWashington, D.C.


A Senate committee has approved a bipartisan bill to cut back on federal agencies’ use of administrative leave.

  • Feb 10, 2016

President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal 2017 contains the previously announced plan for a 1.6 percent raise for federal employees.

  • Feb 9, 2016

A long-simmering dispute over how the Obama administration applied the Affordable Care Act to members of Congress and some of their staff has been revived and could hang up the confirmation of a new federal personnel chief.

  • Feb 4, 2016

Longest-serving government watchdog raised warnings about computer security both before and after breaches of personnel and background investigation files.

  • Feb 3, 2016

The government will shift responsibility for storing background information on millions of federal employees and others from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Department and will create a new entity to oversee background investigations.

  • Jan 22, 2016

The most conservative of the Thrift Savings Plan investment funds yielded the best return for federal and military personnel in 2015 while stock-oriented funds posted mixed results.

  • Jan 4, 2016

President’s orders raise to kick in during the first biweekly pay period of the new year, which for most starts on Jan. 10.

  • Dec 19, 2015

The government is stressing that in severe weather situations, telework-ready employees should keep at it even as others are given time off.

  • Dec 17, 2015

By taking no position regarding a federal employee raise for 2016, the budget agreement announced Tuesday evening will allow an average 1.3 percent raise for federal employees to take effect by default.

  • Dec 16, 2015

Senior executives point to a failure at agencies to retain talent by not noticing or respecting achievements.

  • May 5, 2015
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Eric Yoder is a veteran Washington journalist who has written about government, business, law, sports and other topics. He has reported (and researched) for The Washington Post since 2000, concentrating on federal employee issues, the budget and other government policies. He also is the award-winning author of three books of short mysteries for children.
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