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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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INS seeks to dispel ‘tremendous anxiety’ about reorganization

December 19, 2002 Although employees at the Immigration and Naturalization Service are nervous about moving into the Homeland Security Department, the immediate impact of the transition on most of the workforce will be minimal, a senior official at the agency said Thursday. "There is tremendous anxiety within the agency itself," said INS Deputy ...

INS to implement foreign student tracking system in January

December 11, 2002 An automated system for tracking foreign students in the United States will be in place by its Jan. 30 deadline, despite requests by educational institutions for more time, the Immigration and Naturalization Service said Wednesday. Public and private schools that enroll foreign students must enter information about new nonimmigrant students ...

TSP numbers stay strong in November

December 4, 2002 For the second consecutive month, the Thrift Savings Plan's C, S and I funds posted positive returns in November, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, gained 5.87 percent after climbing 8.77 percent in October. The fund, which made a strong ...

Gephardt to step down as House Democratic leader

November 7, 2002 Missouri Rep. Richard Gephardt is expected to officially step down Thursday as House minority leader, after eight years as the head of the Democratic party in the House. Gephardt, who told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday of his plans not to seek re-election to the leadership post, is a possible ...

Key civil service lawmaker unseated; others cruise to victory

November 5, 2002 Key lawmakers on civil service committees overwhelmingly retained their seats Tuesday in this year's House and Senate elections. Most incumbents who are active in civil service issues coasted to victory, some with little or no opposition at the polls. The lone exception was in Maryland's 8th District, where Democratic state ...

Agencies report 75,000 jobs could be outsourced

October 17, 2002 More than 75,000 federal jobs in nearly two dozen agencies could be performed by private-sector workers, according to the first round of 2002 job inventories released Thursday under the 1998 Federal Activities and Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act. Twenty-two agencies, including NASA and the Treasury Department, were included in the first ...

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 ...