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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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OMB releases first round of 2001 FAIR Act lists

September 26, 2001 More than 200,000 federal jobs could be performed in the private sector under the 1998 Federal Activities and Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, according to the first round of 2001 job inventories released Wednesday. Fifty-seven agencies, including the Energy Department, NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Veterans Affairs Department ...

Air Force brass told not to wear uniforms on commercial flights

September 26, 2001 Senior Air Force officers have been ordered not to wear their uniforms during official travel on commercial flights. Air Force spokeswoman Maj. Christy Nolta said the agency imposed the ban following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington to protect its personnel from being singled out by ...

Lawmaker with an eye on government waste to seek re-election

September 25, 2001 Tennessee Republican Sen. Fred Thompson, a lawmaker who has made eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government a top priority, announced Monday that he will seek reelection in 2002. Thompson said he was leaning toward retirement prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, ...

VA to begin independent review of disability claims accuracy

September 24, 2001 The accuracy rate of all disability claims processed by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) will be independently reviewed beginning Oct. 1, according to the General Accounting Office. The VBA's Compensation and Pension Service will review the claims processing accuracy rates submitted by each of the VBA's regional offices to prevent ...

Proposal for beefed-up homeland security agency spurs debate

September 21, 2001 The creation of an agency to handle domestic security would result in bureaucratic turf battles among the many federal agencies that handle domestic and international terrorism, Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore said Friday at a hearing before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. The hearing came a day after President Bush ...

Federal contractors lend services to relief effort

September 20, 2001 Despite being affected both personally and economically by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, federal contractors have pledged to support their federal customers with disaster relief and recovery efforts. About 65 percent of all government contracts are with the Defense Department. Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co., and Raytheon were the ...

Federal agencies and local police band together against terrorism

September 19, 2001 Anti-terrorism task forces made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are being set up across the country as part of the government's new counterterrorism strategy, according to Attorney General John Ashcroft. Ashcroft announced Tuesday that he has directed every U.S. attorney's office in the country to establish ...

Justice prepares to quickly process claims for victims’ families

September 18, 2001 President Bush last Thursday directed the Justice Department to promptly process claims for benefits filed by survivors of public safety and law enforcement officers killed in last week's terrorist attacks. The Justice Department is sending additional staff to New York to help officials process claims filed by survivors of public ...

Army Corps teams help remove debris, restore power

September 18, 2001 The Army Corps of Engineers has sent 151 employees from across the country to New York to help clean up the debris and rubble from last week's attacks by terrorists, according to an agency spokesman. The employees will join more than 700 Army Corps employees already there. The new contingent ...

Tragedy sparks renewed interest in public service

September 17, 2001 Many federal employees who have retired from public service are eager to return to work in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, according to officials at the Office of Personnel Management. Other agencies, including the CIA and Coast Guard, have also reported a surge in interest among retirees and ...