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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.
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Bill Helping Combat-Wounded Vets Recoup Lost Severance Pay Advances

April 22, 2016 Lawmakers have advanced legislation that would reimburse veterans with combat-related injuries potentially thousands of dollars in lost severance pay. The Senate Finance Committee approved the 2016 Taxpayer Protection Act on Wednesday, which included an amendment requiring the Defense Department to pay back all veterans affected by the accounting error, going...

More Senior Executives Honored For Their Work in 2015

April 21, 2016 The number of senior executives receiving the nation’s highest award for civil service nearly doubled between 2014 and 2015, after a few years of belt-tightening by the Obama administration. Forty-three top civil servants will be honored Thursday at a black-tie banquet sponsored by the Senior Executives Association at the State...

No One Really Understands How Vets’ Preference Works in Federal Hiring

April 20, 2016 Many veterans still do not understand how vets’ preference works in federal hiring – and it’s a factor in complaints filed over application of the benefit designed to help former service members find jobs and increase diversity in government. “There is a myth [among veterans] that vets’ preference is a...

Lawmakers Poised To Deny Themselves a Pay Raise Again

April 19, 2016 It looks like lawmakers will deny themselves a pay raise for the eighth consecutive year. A House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday will mark up the fiscal 2017 legislative branch spending bill, which funds various administrative operations on Capitol Hill, including office expenses and pay for members of Congress. A provision...

OPM To Agencies: Figure Out How to Close Skills Gap in the Federal Workforce

April 18, 2016 The Office of Personnel Management is directing chief human capital officers to figure out how to eliminate skills gaps in mission-critical jobs within a decade. CHCOs will work with occupational leaders “to develop a governmentwide strategy to address the root causes for why an occupation has been deemed ‘at risk,’”...

Some TRICARE Enrollees Will Be Able to Receive Urgent Care Faster Starting in May

April 15, 2016 The Defense Department is making it easier for military family members and retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime to access urgent care as part of a three-year pilot program. Beginning on May 23, eligible enrollees will be able to make two urgent care visits per fiscal year to a network or...

VA Opposes Bill That Would Allow Secretary to Recoup Employees’ Relocation Benefits

April 14, 2016 The Veterans Affairs Department on Thursday publicly stated its opposition to legislation that would allow the secretary to recoup relocation expenses from employees. “VA agrees federal employees should be held accountable and supports actions taken to collect debts when employees have been paid incorrectly, and [VA] has established a strong...

VA Senior Executive Bonus Ban Advances

April 13, 2016 Senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department would not receive bonuses in fiscal 2017 under a major House spending bill approved by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. The fiscal 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations measure now heads to the House floor, and includes a provision that prohibits the...

Should Political Appointees Be Held Accountable for Hiring Top Talent?

April 12, 2016 Political appointees should be held accountable for hiring and managing employees within their agencies, the head of a good government nonprofit said on Tuesday. “One of the interesting phenomena [in government] is that we do have a performance management system for the career workforce, not for those 4,000 politicals,” Max...

HUD Wants to Help You Motivate Co-workers and Boost Morale

April 11, 2016 Federal employees interested in motivating their co-workers and improving morale in the workplace should mark their calendars for June 28-29, when the Housing and Urban Development Department is hosting its first executive coaching conference. The event, which is open to all federal employees and will be held in the auditorium...

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