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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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OPM gives approval to Bureau of Prisons pay system

March 7, 2002 The methodology used to set pay for wage-grade employees at the Bureau of Prisons is fair and consistent with private sector rates, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. In its report, "The Pay of Bureau of Prisons: Federal Wage System Employees," OPM concluded that the ...

TSP funds continue to fall in February

March 5, 2002 The Thrift Savings Plan's C and S funds continued to drop in February, after lackluster showings in January, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, fell 1.92 percent last month, following a 1.47 percent drop in January. ...

Study to look at how agencies sell federal careers

March 4, 2002 "The Few. The Proud. The Marines." It's catchy, it's concise and it sells. The Marine Corps' famous tagline and well-known advertising is one reason why the Marines don't have a recruiting problem. While other government jobs might not seem as exciting as life in the Marine Corps, the Merit Systems ...

Bill aims to improve accountability at the FBI

February 28, 2002 Legislation introduced Thursday seeks to improve accountability at the FBI with a series of management reforms, including provisions that would give the Justice Department direct oversight of internal agency investigations and overhaul the FBI's Senior Executive Service disciplinary procedures. The FBI Reform Act of 2002 would permanently give the Justice ...

Bill would give all whistleblowers their day in court

February 27, 2002 A House bill introduced Wednesday would allow whistleblowers to file civil suits against their employers in federal district court, and would protect whistleblowers who make disclosures to members of Congress. The "Paul Revere Freedom to Warn Act" aims to give whistleblowers in the government and the private sector the opportunity ...

State Department gains access to FBI crime database

February 25, 2002 The State Department will be able to access certain FBI records to conduct more extensive background checks on foreigners applying for visas under an interim rule published in the Federal Register Monday. The rule allows authorized State Department officials to access the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, which ...

More outsiders needed for mid-level government jobs, report says

February 22, 2002 The government must hire more mid-career professionals from the private sector to avoid a major gap in skills between the middle and senior levels of the federal workforce, according to a new report from a nonprofit group. Of the 48,000 job vacancies at the GS-12 to GS-15 levels posted during ...

Safety and health violations found at U.S. Mint plant in Philadelphia

February 21, 2002 A Labor Department inspection has turned up 47 safety and health violations at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. A draft report from the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the plant for several violations, including dangerous fire escape routes and unstable coin containers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported ...

Bills aim to boost retirement for employees in law enforcement

February 20, 2002 Certain retired law enforcement officers would be eligible for increases in their pensions, while others would be awarded law enforcement status for retirement purposes under legislation introduced in the Senate last week. Retired agents from the Secret Service's uniformed division and the U.S. Park Police would get an automatic increase ...

INS, GAO say immigration benefit fraud is pervasive

February 19, 2002 The Immigration and Naturalization Service believes benefit fraud is "pervasive and serious," but has done little to combat the long-standing problem, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. The agency does not know the extent of the fraud, and has failed to provide its field offices with ...