Eric Yoder

Washington, D.C.

National reporter focusing on internal federal government personnel, management and budget policies

Education: Pennsylvania State University, BA in liberal arts; American University, MA in communications and public affairs

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

Federal salaries lag 22.5 percent behind private sector, report finds

"Pay gap" between federal employees and comparable private sector workers has stayed about steady over the two years since the last assessment by the Federal Salary Council.

August 5, 2022

Federal employee satisfaction, engagement show steep drop under Biden

A study finds federal employees less satisfied with their jobs ]and less engaged with their work despite the change to the avowedly pro-employee Biden administration.

July 13, 2022

Investors criticize federal retirement savings program over new system

Lawmakers are demanding answers as federal workers and retirees report widespread problems with a new operating platform for their retirement savings program.

June 22, 2022

Federal retirement savings program to widely expand investment options

The Thrift Savings Plan will open a long-planned mutual fund “window” June 1, allowing for targeted investing in stock, bond, commodities and other markets in addition to the index-based funds the TSP itself offers.

May 24, 2022

Democrats regain control of board overseeing labor relations for feds

The vote on Susan Tsui Grundmann for a seat on the Federal Labor Relations Authority has been a priority for federal-worker unions, which have been waiting for a Democratic majority to reverse a number of Trump-era decisions.

May 13, 2022

White House tells agencies to delay vaccine mandate after court win

The White House told federal agencies on Thursday to hold off on reinstating a coronavirus vaccination mandate for millions of employees, hours after an appeals court rejected an earlier injunction that had blocked the executive order.

April 8, 2022

Federal agencies must test unvaccinated workers weekly starting in February, Biden administration says

Federal agencies must test unvaccinated employees at least weekly starting Feb. 15, the Biden administration said in new guidance issued on Tuesday.

January 11, 2022

Federal employees to receive raises of up to 3.2 percent in January

Most federal employees in the Washington area will receive a pay raise of just above 3 percent in January 2022 while raises in other areas will range from about 2.4 to 3.2 percent.

December 23, 2021

Federal agencies won’t seriously discipline vaccine holdouts until next year, White House tells unions

Agencies will continue to counsel, but not suspend or fire, federal employees who have not yet complied with the vaccine mandate until at least early next year, the White House has told unions.

November 29, 2021

More than 9 in 10 federal workers and military personnel are vaccinated, with only a small percentage seeking exemptions, White House says

Data released Wednesday showed differences among government agencies as federal workers were prodded to vaccinate by a Biden administration mandate.

November 24, 2021