The Washington Post

Lisa Rein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


An administrative judge ruled that the Merit Systems Protection Board, charged with protecting federal employees from unfair practices, retaliated against an in-house whistleblower

  • Oct 3, 2015

Each office pored over the granular details of last year’s poor survey results to learn what they were doing wrong.

  • Oct 2, 2015

It’s unclear if or when the new correctional centers will open fully.

  • Oct 1, 2015

One manager was wrongly told he had no option but to transfer because the change had gone up the chain of command to the VA secretary

  • Sep 30, 2015

After years of inaction by Congress to stabilize postal finances, a Democrat joins Republicans in advocating privatization

  • Sep 28, 2015

The National Park Service would cancel special events, except for First Amendment demonstrations.

  • Sep 26, 2015

The Defense Department, like all federal agencies, has spent weeks updating plans for a government shutdown.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Almost 300,000 federal employees are eligible to join the lawsuit to pursue damages for late paychecks in 2013

  • Sep 25, 2015

The list of programs whose closure resulted in lost revenue to the government is long

  • Sep 24, 2015

The burden of a federal government shutdown would not fall evenly across federal departments.

  • Sep 22, 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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