Joe Davidson

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


The National Treasury Employees Union, the second largest federal labor organization, will soon have a new president. Here are the words of Daris Boggs, one of four candidates.

  • Aug 4, 2015

Colleen M. Kelley talks about victories for federal employees and frustrations during her 16 years as president of the National Treasury Employees Union before she retires next week.

  • Aug 2, 2015

Democrats, including those in the White House, now are standing up for federal workers through measures.

  • Jul 30, 2015

Democrats fought legislation approved in the House Wednesday that would cut due process rights for VA employees, unlike last year when they, Democrats, including President Obama, largely did not oppose last year’s hit on workplace protections for VA senior executives.

  • Jul 30, 2015

A new report indicates that congressional employees complain of harassment and hostile work environment far more than any other issue. Disparate treatment is in second place. Together they account for almost half of the complaints to the congressional Office of Compliance.

  • Jul 30, 2015

The House approved legislation that would cut appeal rights for Department of Veterans Affairs employees facing dismissal or demotion and facilitate the firing of new VA staffers.

  • Jul 29, 2015

The Congressional Research Service report sheds more light on the breadth and depth and danger of the cyber theft of personal data belonging to more than 20 million federal employees, contractors, job candidates and their families.

  • Jul 28, 2015

Workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service and the Defense Department.

  • Jul 23, 2015

Democrats and unions oppose controversial civilian employee provisions of the Defense authorization bill.

  • Jul 21, 2015

The U.S. government’s need for technology has gotten much more attention than the need for cyber experts to run it.

  • Jul 19, 2015
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Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about federal government and workplace issues that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012. Davidson previously was an assistant city editor at The Washington Post and a Washington and foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered federal agencies and political campaigns.
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