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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Report confirms feds would feel the effects of sequestration

September 14, 2012 Using language protesting Republican budget tactics, the Office of Management and Budget on Friday released a congressionally mandated report detailing the impact of across-the-board budget cuts looming in January 2013 and provided a set of numbers that would affect nearly every agency and most of the federal workforce. The 400-page...

House approves extended pay freeze

September 13, 2012 The House on Thursday approved a six-month spending measure that includes an extended pay freeze for federal employees and members of Congress. As expected, lawmakers passed a $1.047 trillion continuing resolution for fiscal 2013 that funds the government through March 27, 2013. The stopgap spending measure ensures feds, already working...

Forget the Pay Freeze: Start Worrying About Health Care Costs

September 13, 2012 Buried in the news over the extended federal pay freeze, the impending fiscal cliff and the umpteenth continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown is this fact: Many military retirees will be paying a little more for their health care as of Oct. 1. Day 1 of fiscal 2013 means...

Washington gives props to feds at annual awards gala

September 12, 2012 A doctor at the National Institutes of Health who helped pioneer the use of a drug to combat the transmission of HIV from infected pregnant women to their babies has been named federal employee of the year by a nonprofit group. Lynne Mofenson, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, will be...

Lawmaker seeks temporary postal reform in continuing resolution

September 11, 2012 A top House Republican wants to include parts of his stalled postal reform legislation in the six-month continuing resolution to keep the government open after Sept. 30. Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is urging the White House to submit an interim reform package to Congress that...

Appropriators make pay freeze extension official

September 11, 2012 House appropriators have included a provision extending the civilian pay freeze for federal employees and lawmakers in the temporary spending measure designed to keep the government running through March 27, 2013. The $1.047 trillion continuing resolution funds the government for the next six months and ensures feds will not see...

Poll: Feds are fed up with charity campaign

September 10, 2012 Most federal employees said they don’t plan to donate money to charities this year through the Combined Federal Campaign, according to an informal Government Executive poll. Sixty percent of 1,529 respondents indicated feds would not contribute to the government’s annual program to raise money for charities while 28 percent said...

Spending cuts likely to trigger furloughs

September 6, 2012 Federal agencies will have to consider furloughing employees if Congress and the White House cannot reach a deal before the end of the year to stave off the governmentwide automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect in January 2013, according to a former top budget aide on Capitol Hill. “I’m...

OPM makes slow but steady progress on retirement backlog

September 5, 2012 The backlog of federal retirement claims is down 32 percent since the beginning of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office of Personnel Management. The agency received 973 more applications in August than it expected, and processed 365 more files than its projected goal for the month....

TSP is back in black

September 4, 2012 The Thrift Savings Plan had a decent August, with every fund posting a positive return that month. The S Fund, which is invested in small and midsize companies and tracks the Dow Jones Wilshire 4500 Index, saw an increase of 3.57 percent in August, the biggest boost of all the...

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