Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


An independent review questions whether managers have tools to actually manage the employees who work for them.

  • Jul 31, 2015

How much of a rollback there will be remains undetermined.

  • Jul 30, 2015

The International Bottled Water Association questions a new Park Service strategy to work around any federal ban on bottled water restrictions. “You certainly don’t want to be doing things that Congress has indicated they don’t want you doing.“

  • Jul 30, 2015

A new report by the Government Accountability Office details the downside of years of budget cuts at the agency.

  • Jul 29, 2015

Fingerprints the government collects for background investigations could be used by criminals to unmask a spy, a new analysis found

  • Jul 29, 2015

Airline passengers, weighing in on their airport security experiences on Twitter, have a lot to say that’s negative.

  • Jul 28, 2015

The college student who jumped to his death from a Holiday Inn room in Denver didn’t feel the effect of a piece of pot cookie, so he finished it.

  • Jul 27, 2015

DEA is paying workmen’s compensation insurance to dozens of drug informants and their families, but hasn’t checked to see if they’re supposed to be getting federal benefits

  • Jul 27, 2015

An food services manager who reported a fly and pest infestation in VA hospital kitchens was sent to sanitize the morgue and handle human body parts, investigators say.

  • Jul 24, 2015

Katherine Archuleta had been under fire since the breaches of government databases were first made public in June.

  • Jul 10, 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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