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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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State Department to expand use of overseas workforce planning tool

April 7, 2003 The State Department will expand its use of a year-old framework to determine appropriate staff levels at embassies around the world, according to a new General Accounting Office report. Officials from the State Department and the Office of Management and Budget generally agreed that all embassies, including smaller ones in ...

TSP’s C fund shows signs of life in March

April 3, 2003 The Thrift Savings Plan's C fund posted positive returns in March for the first time this year, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, increased 0.97 percent, after falling 1.49 percent in February. The fund, which performed poorly in 2002 and ...

Report backs overhaul of executive pay, evaluation systems

March 6, 2003 The current pay and benefits system for senior executives does not properly compensate the government's top career leaders for outstanding performance, concludes a new report from the National Academy of Public Administration. "Compensation and benefit incentives are not structured properly to reward executives for the risks they are expected to ...

TSP numbers fall in February

March 6, 2003 The Thrift Savings Plan's C, S and I funds did not show investors any love in February, posting negative returns for the third consecutive month. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, slipped 1.49 percent in February, after falling 2.67 percent in January. The fund, which performed poorly in ...

Threat level reduced, but agencies stay on alert

February 27, 2003 The Justice Department Thursday lowered the threat level of possible terrorist attacks against the United States from "high" to "elevated," but "significant" security measures will remain in place at federal agencies, Attorney General John Ashcroft said. Ashcroft raised the threat level Feb. 7 on the nation's color-coded terrorism alert system ...

Success of Homeland Security ad campaign won’t be easy to measure

February 27, 2003 The government's new media campaign urging Americans to prepare for possible terrorist attacks is well-funded and has already received considerable public attention. But gauging the effectiveness of such an ad campaign is often a complex and difficult task, as other federal efforts to modify social behavior-including the anti-drug campaign-have illustrated. ...

Agencies step up security efforts as threat level rises to ‘high’

February 7, 2003 Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on Friday that federal agencies will take "specific protective measures" to comply with an elevated terrorist threat level. For the first time in nearly five months, Attorney General John Ashcroft Friday raised the threat level of possible terrorist attacks against the United States from ...

January TSP numbers in doldrums

February 6, 2003 The Thrift Savings Plan's C, S and I funds got off to an inauspicious start in 2003, posting negative returns last month, according to the latest numbers from the plan. The C fund, which invests in common stocks, dipped 2.67 percent in January, after falling 5.85 percent in December. The ...

Bush increases NASA funding in 2004

February 3, 2003 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration would get a 3.1 percent increase in funding next year, under President Bush's fiscal 2004 budget proposal released Monday. NASA's proposed budget for fiscal 2004 is $15.5 billion, up from $14.6 billion in fiscal 2003. The budget includes $3.9 billion for the shuttle program, ...

INS extends deadline for foreign student tracking system

January 30, 2003 The Immigration and Naturalization Service is giving schools two more weeks to begin using the agency's new automated system for tracking foreign students living in the United States. The INS extended the Jan. 30 deadline for compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) because some schools are ...