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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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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 ...

TSP’s July numbers in mid-summer slump

August 6, 2002 The C, S and I funds continued to plunge in July, according to the latest numbers from the Thrift Savings Plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, slipped 7.7 percent in July, after falling 7.1 percent in June. The C fund, which has dropped 23.63 percent over the ...

Hundreds of weapons, laptops missing from Justice Department

August 5, 2002 Five Justice Department agencies, including the FBI, have reported hundreds of lost or stolen weapons and computers over the last few years, according to a new report from the department's inspector general. The FBI, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Marshals Service reported ...

House approves pay raise for law enforcement officers

July 29, 2002 The House last week approved a provision that would give Park Police and uniformed Secret Service agents a pay raise next year. The provision, included in the fiscal 2003 Treasury-Postal Appropriations bill (H.R. 5120), reverses a law passed in 2000 that blocked special locality-based raises for these law enforcement officers. ...

House approves 4.1 percent pay raise for federal employees

July 24, 2002 The House on Wednesday voted to give federal civilian employees a 4.1 percent pay raise in 2003. The pay raise, included in the fiscal 2003 Treasury-Postal Appropriations bill, provides civilian employees with the same percentage increase as members of the military. The Bush administration had proposed a 2.6 percent raise ...

Full Senate panel backs 4.1 percent raise, rejects outsourcing quotas

July 17, 2002 The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to give federal employees a 4.1 percent pay raise in fiscal 2003. The committee also approved an amendment preventing the Bush administration from requiring agencies to designate a percentage of their jobs for possible outsourcing. Last week, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Treasury ...