Kellie Lunney

Senior Correspondent Kellie Lunney covers federal pay and benefits issues, the budget process and financial management. After starting her career in journalism at Government Executive in 2000, she returned in 2008 after four years at sister publication National Journal writing profiles of influential Washingtonians. In 2006, she received a fellowship at the Ohio State University through the Kiplinger Public Affairs in Journalism program, where she worked on a project that looked at rebuilding affordable housing in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. She has appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR and Feature Story News, where she participated in a weekly radio roundtable on the 2008 presidential campaign. In the late 1990s, she worked at the Housing and Urban Development Department as a career employee. She is a graduate of Colgate University.
Results 91-100 of 2290

More Federal Agencies Reach Out to Louisiana Flood Victims

August 18, 2016 The Housing and Urban Development Department is expediting housing disaster relief aid to flood-ravaged Louisiana, including rebuilding grants, mortgage insurance for homeowners and assistance to low-income renters. “Families who may have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available to begin the rebuilding process,” said HUD...

Union: Rank-and-File Employees Deserve Bigger Bonuses Next Year, Too

August 18, 2016 A federal employee union says lifting the bonus cap for senior executives across government in fiscal 2017 without doing the same for other employees will lead to “significant morale issues” at agencies. The National Treasury Employees Union has asked the Obama administration, which is raising the aggregate spending cap on...

FEMA Could Put Some Louisiana Flood Victims in Temporary Trailers

August 17, 2016 This story has been updated with comment from the Postal Service. All housing options are on the table to help Louisiana residents displaced by August’s historic and deadly floods, including placing them in temporary trailers, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said...

The Very Best Senior Executives Can Get Bigger Bonuses Next Year

August 16, 2016 Agencies can reward top senior executives with more bonus money in fiscal 2017, and the Obama administration is reminding them to use that increased flexibility wisely. The aggregate spending cap on agency performance awards for those in the Senior Executive Service as well as other senior-level career positions will go...

VA Employees Will Display Their Creative Problem-Solving in Washington

August 12, 2016 Veterans Affairs Department employees from across the country on Monday will present their ideas for streamlining how the department operates and improving veterans’ experience with government during an all-day event in Washington. VA is billing the event as an “Innovation Demonstration Day” that provides employees with an opportunity to highlight...

As Wars Demand Intel, Air Force Boosts Drone Pilot Bonuses

August 12, 2016 Air Force pilots operating drones will be eligible soon for an annual $35,000 retention bonus -- $10,000 more than the current incentive. No later than Oct. 1, the service will pay the higher bonus to eligible airmen and women operating remotely piloted aircraft who choose to renew their active-duty service...

Air Force Will Offer Drone Pilots $35,000 Retention Bonuses

August 11, 2016 Air Force pilots operating drones will be eligible soon for an annual $35,000 retention bonus -- $10,000 more than the current incentive. No later than Oct. 1, the service will pay the higher bonus to eligible airmen operating remotely piloted aircraft who choose to renew their active-duty service commitment for...

Retirement Backlog Numbers, Telework Data, Special Pay Rates, and More

August 10, 2016 The Office of Personnel Management received an influx of retirement applications in July, pushing the backlog up to its highest level since March, according to the latest data. The backlog was at 15,562 claims by the end of July, up 2,033 from June. OPM received 9,238 claims last month –...

VA Blows $300,000 On The Wrong TVs

August 10, 2016 The Veterans Affairs Department spent more than $300,000 on hundreds of TVs that have sat in storage in Detroit for nearly three years because they were the wrong type of television. Officials at VA's Detroit medical center didn’t check ahead of time with the contractor installing the new TVs in...

Fight Over Lucrative TRICARE Contracts Won’t Affect Beneficiaries, Defense Says

August 9, 2016 Bid protests over the Defense Department’s latest TRICARE contract award won’t disrupt beneficiaries’ access to health care, the military health system has assured TRICARE enrollees. “The current TRICARE contracts will remain in place until the protests are resolved,” said a statement from the military health system communications office. “The DHA’s...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

  • Cyber Risk Report: Cybercrime Trends from 2016

    In our first half 2016 cyber trends report, SurfWatch Labs threat intelligence analysts noted one key theme – the interconnected nature of cybercrime – and the second half of the year saw organizations continuing to struggle with that reality. The number of potential cyber threats, the pool of already compromised information, and the ease of finding increasingly sophisticated cybercriminal tools continued to snowball throughout the year.

  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

  • GBC Issue Brief: The Future of 9-1-1

    A Look Into the Next Generation of Emergency Services

  • GBC Survey Report: Securing the Perimeters

    A candid survey on cybersecurity in state and local governments

  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

  • eBook: State & Local Cybersecurity

    CenturyLink is committed to helping state and local governments meet their cybersecurity challenges. Towards that end, CenturyLink commissioned a study from the Government Business Council that looked at the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of state and local leaders around the cybersecurity issue. The results were surprising in a number of ways. Learn more about their findings and the ways in which state and local governments can combat cybersecurity threats with this eBook.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.