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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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Managers at Interior resisting law enforcement change, senator says

October 11, 2002 Senior managers at the Interior Department are under fire from a senator who accuses them of resisting efforts to revamp management of the department's law enforcement programs. An Interior inspector general's report released in March recommended the department ensure that managers with law enforcement training oversee law enforcement officers at ...

TSP's C and S funds fall in September

October 7, 2002 The Thrift Savings Plan's C and S funds stumbled in September, after briefly rebounding in August, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, fell 10.87 percent last month, after gaining 0.67 percent in August. Despite the fund's brief revival in August, ...

FBI has yet to thoroughly assess terrorist threat, report says

October 1, 2002 The FBI needs to complete a thorough, written assessment of terrorist threats facing the country, instead of just relying on the informal judgment of agency managers, according to a new report from the Justice Department's inspector general. At the recommendation of the General Accounting Office, the FBI completed a draft ...

Foreign student tracking system may not be fully ready by January

September 18, 2002 The Immigration and Naturalization Service needs to properly train agency employees and step up oversight of contractors if it hopes to fully implement a new automated system for tracking foreign students living in the United States by its January deadline, the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday. The INS has ...

Terror threat rises, but employees stay on the job

September 10, 2002 Attorney General John Ashcroft on Tuesday raised the threat level of possible terrorist attacks against the United States from "elevated" to the "high," orange level, but directed federal employees to report to work as usual. "We are not recommending that any events be cancelled, or that people change their domestic ...

TSP’s C Fund rallies in August after four-month slump

September 5, 2002 The Thrift Savings Plan's C fund showed signs of life in August, posting positive returns for the first time since March, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, gained 0.67 percent in August, after falling 7.7 percent in July. The fund ...

Navy employees win $200,000 in back pay

September 3, 2002 Twelve Navy employees will receive more than $200,000 in back pay as a result of a court settlement between the government and the largest federal employees union. The Navy Department and the American Federation of Government Employees settled a 1990 lawsuit in June involving the question of whether 12 Navy ...

Administration already has homeland security flexibility, union says

August 28, 2002 The current federal personnel system already provides the flexibility the leaders of a proposed Homeland Security Department would need to hire, fire and manage employees, the leader of the largest federal employee union said Wednesday. "President Bush says he needs more flexibility for the secretary of Homeland Security to be ...

Bush announces new plan to fight wildfires

August 22, 2002 President Bush Thursday announced a new plan to combat wildfires by streamlining federal regulations on forest management and encouraging agencies to rely more on industry to thin forests. The administration's "Healthy Forests" initiative would make it easier for timber companies to cut trees and brush in fire-prone forests. More than ...

Patent office to begin testing examiners’ skills

August 7, 2002 The Patent and Trademark Office will test and certify patent examiners and managers on a regular basis as part of the agency's strategic plan to improve overall operations. "A well-trained workforce is the most significant contributing factor in ensuring the quality of our products," said PTO Director James Rogan in ...