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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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Fiscal cliff offers include switch to chained CPI

December 17, 2012 It’s looking more likely that federal retirees will see changes to the formula used to determine their annual cost-of-living adjustments. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, reportedly has been pushing for a deal on the fiscal cliff that includes a switch to the “chained CPI” formula to determine cost-of-living adjustments for...

TSP Roth continues to grow in popularity

December 17, 2012 The Thrift Savings Plan now has nearly $100 million in Roth assets as a result of the retirement option’s increasing popularity among federal employees and servicemembers, according to the board that manages the TSP. The amount of money in the Roth pool doubled in the last two months; in September...

GAO: Management of job placement services for military spouses could be better

December 14, 2012 The Pentagon has poured millions of dollars into new programs over the past few years to help military spouses find jobs, but it’s not clear yet how effective those services are, according to a new report. The employment assistance services for military spouses offered by the Defense Department sometimes overlap...

House lawmakers want colleagues to drop provision slashing up to 36,000 Pentagon jobs

December 13, 2012 Washington-area House lawmakers are asking their colleagues to get rid of a provision in the Senate fiscal 2013 Defense authorization bill that could slash up to 36,000 civilian and contractor jobs at the Pentagon. The lawmakers expressed concern in a draft letter to House-Senate negotiators that the Senate language would...

Chained to the Fiscal Cliff?

December 13, 2012 Here we are again, back in that old, familiar Washington place known as Down to the Wire. With 19 days left until the end of the year, and even less time for cutting a deal on the fiscal cliff, President Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner reportedly are in...

Maryland Democrat: Federal pay and benefits remain a GOP target

December 12, 2012 A top House Democrat on Wednesday said he did not know of any specific proposals targeting federal pay and benefits being touted by the Republican leadership to avoid the fiscal cliff, but that does not mean federal employee compensation is off the table. “I have not gotten word that the...

Survey: Feds have it good compared to private sector workers

December 10, 2012 A new survey shows that most Americans still believe government employees are better off than private sector workers. Private sector employees work harder than government employees, said 67 percent of respondents to a December poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports. Sixty-seven percent of the 1,000 people surveyed also said federal workers...

Obama signs STOCK Act delay for senior executives

December 10, 2012 President Obama signed into law a bill delaying the online posting of senior executives’ personal finances until spring 2013. The law postpones the posting requirement for thousands of high-ranking career employees subject to the 2012 Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act until April 15. Congress passed the bill last week...

Congress again delays STOCK ACT for senior execs

December 6, 2012 Congress has agreed to delay until spring 2013 the online posting of senior executives’ personal finances. The move postpones the posting requirement for thousands of high-ranking career employees subject to the 2012 Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act until April 15. The House approved a bill on voice vote Wednesday...

TRICARE drug co-pay increase still up in the air

December 5, 2012 TRICARE beneficiaries could see some of their prescription drug costs spike next year if the final Defense authorization bill that Congress sends to the White House is silent on the issue. Republican senators objected to an amendment in the fiscal 2013 Defense authorization legislation that would have capped certain TRICARE...

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