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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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Senator says legislative, SES pay should not be linked

August 2, 2001 Senior executives' pay and congressional salaries should not be linked, a key lawmaker said Wednesday during a speech on the government's hiring problems. "We [Congress] need to look at the tie between legislative pay and Senior Executive Service pay, and we ought to eliminate it," said Sen. George V. Voinovich, ...

Special Counsel pushes for right to appeal whistleblower cases

August 1, 2001 The Office of Special Counsel's inability to appeal decisions in whistleblower cases undermines its ability to protect federal employees who disclose government wrongdoing, Special Counsel Elaine Kaplan told a Senate panel last week. The Office of Special Counsel is the independent agency responsible for investigating federal whistleblowers' allegations of retaliation ...

Pentagon sticks with long-delayed Defense Travel System

July 27, 2001 The Defense Department will move forward with its much-anticipated paperless travel system, according to Pentagon officials. The Defense Travel System (DTS) "will meet our future temporary duty travel authorization, arrangements, payment and accounting requirements, while providing broad benefits to the department," said Dov S. Zakheim, Defense Department comptroller, and E.C. ...

Report: Energy Department needs hundreds of scientists

July 26, 2001 The Energy Department has significant recruitment and retention problems, and needs to immediately fill nearly 600 scientific and technical positions or risk not being able to meet its missions, according to a new report from the agency's inspector general. Although Energy acknowledges its recruitment and retention problems, the department doesn't ...

Military traffic command to consolidate headquarters operations

July 25, 2001 The Military Traffic Management Command announced plans Monday to consolidate its two headquarters offices into one, cutting about 250 jobs in the process. John Randt, an MTMC spokesman, said operating two separate headquarters that perform the same duties and are located only a few hours apart from each other in ...

Defense Travel System gets new management

July 25, 2001 Management of the Defense Department's much-maligned and behind-schedule paperless travel system has changed hands again, a project manager confirmed Tuesday. Air Force acquisition officer Lt. Col. Larry Schaefer replaced Air Force Col. Pamela Arias earlier this month as director of the Defense Travel System, said Evie Wlodarczyk, project manager for ...

Nonprofit group to focus on federal recruitment, retention

July 24, 2001 A new nonprofit group promoting public service wants to help human resources managers recruit and retain federal employees. The Partnership for Public Service, created to address the looming personnel crisis in the government, will be officially launched in mid-September, Max Stier, the designated president and CEO of the organization said ...

Online jury duty sign-up wins top e-government prize

July 20, 2001 A proposal for a Web-based program that allows citizens to respond to summonses for jury duty online or by phone won the top prize Thursday for innovations in electronic government. Council for Excellence in Government President Patricia McGinnis presented Tenley Carp, a Washington, D.C. resident who developed Jurysignup.com, a $50,000 ...

FBI management plagued by arrogance, witnesses say

July 19, 2001 A lack of accountability and a culture of arrogance among some of the FBI's senior executives are largely responsible for management problems at the agency, witnesses said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. Perceptions among rank-and-file employees that senior managers have abused their authority and are not held accountable ...

Postal Service defends bonuses for executives

July 18, 2001 The Postal Service on Monday defended a compensation program that rewards senior managers for meeting annual productivity goals, even though the agency is experiencing a financial downturn. Earlier this month, Postmaster General Jack Potter sent a memo to senior managers telling them they may be eligible for cash bonuses because ...