AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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 1071-1080 of 2265

Provision slashing up to 36,000 Defense jobs stays alive

December 4, 2012 The Senate defeated an amendment to the Defense authorization bill that would have halted an effort to cut the department’s civilian and contractor workforces by an estimated 5 percent through fiscal 2017. The failure of the amendment, offered by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., means a provision that could slash up...

House GOP continues to push federal employee pay and benefits reforms

December 3, 2012 House GOP leaders on Monday reiterated their belief that reductions to federal employees’ compensation should be part of a deal to decrease the deficit. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent President Obama a counterproposal to reduce the deficit and in an accompanying letter, mentioned federal compensation reforms included in the House...

TSP rebounds in November

December 3, 2012 All the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan experienced modest gains in November, despite concern over the impending fiscal cliff. November overall was a much better month for the TSP than October. International stocks in the I Fund continued to be the TSP’s strongest performer, posting a return of 2.41...

Health Checkup

December 1, 2012 The cost of health care is an important issue for most Americans and a politically hot topic with the continued implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is widely considered a model health insurance program, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to change or...

Presidential Management Fellows are mostly happy

November 30, 2012 Presidential Management Fellows are happy with their first days on the job but believe agency supervisors and program coordinators could provide better guidance and mentoring, according to a new study. Overall job satisfaction among the class of 2011 fellows who participated in a study conducted by the nonprofit Partnership for...

Senior executives urge Obama to leave feds out of fiscal cliff deal

November 29, 2012 The group representing the government’s senior executives urged President Obama on Thursday to leave federal employees out of any budget deficit deals. Efforts to reduce federal employees’ pay and benefits are taking a toll on the government workforce, said officials from the Senior Executives Association in a Nov. 29 letter...

Proposed cuts to Defense civilian jobs draw criticism

November 29, 2012 Senators are gearing up to debate language in the national Defense authorization bill that would cut the Defense Department’s civilian and contractor workforces by an estimated 5 percent through fiscal 2017. The provision in the fiscal 2013 bill, which the Senate is debating now, could slash up to 36,000 jobs...

More TRICARE Hikes Are in the Offing

November 29, 2012 It looks like military retirees covered by TRICARE will end up paying a little more for their prescription drugs, but not as much as the Obama administration would like. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., offered an amendment to the fiscal 2013 Defense authorization bill Wednesday that would modestly increase TRICARE co-payments...

Mr. President: Look inside agencies for leaders

November 28, 2012 President Obama should seek candidates with management experience to run the federal government during his second term and solicit more input from career civil servants on how to improve agencies, said a former Clinton administration official and a former Republican senator Wednesday. Talented agency personnel with management know-how will be...

TSP board: Don’t worry about the G Fund as debt ceiling looms

November 27, 2012 The board that manages the Thrift Savings Plan expressed confidence Tuesday over its operations if the government hits the debt ceiling again and is forced to tap federal retirement accounts to avoid a default. Susan Crowder, acting chief financial officer of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, said FRTIB has...

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

  • Sponsored by G Suite

    Cross-Agency Teamwork, Anytime and Anywhere

    Dan McCrae, director of IT service delivery division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Download
  • Data-Centric Security vs. Database-Level Security

    Database-level encryption had its origins in the 1990s and early 2000s in response to very basic risks which largely revolved around the theft of servers, backup tapes and other physical-layer assets. As noted in Verizon’s 2014, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)1, threats today are far more advanced and dangerous.

    Download
  • Sponsored by One Identity

    One Nation Under Guard: Securing User Identities Across State and Local Government

    In 2016, the government can expect even more sophisticated threats on the horizon, making it all the more imperative that agencies enforce proper identity and access management (IAM) practices. In order to better measure the current state of IAM at the state and local level, Government Business Council (GBC) conducted an in-depth research study of state and local employees.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    The Next Federal Evolution of Cloud

    This GBC report explains the evolution of cloud computing in federal government, and provides an outlook for the future of the cloud in government IT.

    Download
  • Sponsored by LTC Partners, administrators of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

    Approaching the Brink of Federal Retirement

    Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are reaching retirement age per day, and a growing number of federal employees are preparing themselves for the next chapter of their lives. Learn how to tackle the challenges that today's workforce faces in laying the groundwork for a smooth and secure retirement.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Cyber Defense 101: Arming the Next Generation of Government Employees

    Read this issue brief to learn about the sector's most potent challenges in the new cyber landscape and how government organizations are building a robust, threat-aware infrastructure

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    GBC Issue Brief: Cultivating Digital Services in the Federal Landscape

    Read this GBC issue brief to learn more about the current state of digital services in the government, and how key players are pushing enhancements towards a user-centric approach.

    Download

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