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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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Treasury told to fine-tune law enforcement performance measures

January 9, 2002 The Treasury Department needs to better explain how its enforcement activities protect the public from such crimes as drug trafficking and terrorism, according to a report by the agency's inspector general. The department must develop a "clear and complete" set of outcome-related performance measures for federal law enforcement activities, according ...

Domestic partners not eligible for long-term care benefit

January 7, 2002 Domestic partners of federal employees are not eligible for long-term health insurance, according to a spokesman for the Office of Personnel Management. "The long-term care option is so new, and we want to make sure the launch is successful," before the government extends coverage to groups not specifically included in ...

Nuke agency told to plan before using hiring flexibility

January 4, 2002 The Energy Department's fledgling nuclear oversight agency should refrain from using its hiring flexibilities to fill certain jobs until it creates a strategic plan for managing its workforce, the General Accounting Office has recommended. The National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within Energy, has already allocated about one-third ...

OMB releases final round of 2001 outsourcing lists

January 3, 2002 The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday released the third and final round of 2001 lists of agency jobs that could be performed in the private sector under the 1998 Federal Activities and Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act. Seventeen agencies, including the Departments of Transportation and Justice and the Central ...

IRS misses 2001 telephone customer service goals

January 2, 2002 Taxpayers who called the IRS last year for help waited longer to speak to agency representatives than they did during the 2000 tax filing season, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. Despite the agency's continued efforts to improve customer service over the phone, taxpayers remained on ...

Officials hope to make military moves faster by spring

December 19, 2001 The agency responsible for moving military members' household goods will reduce delivery time and hold carriers to a higher standard by this spring, according to an official at the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC). MTMC will update its transit guide to better reflect actual delivery dates, so service members will ...

Customs and INS pay can't be compared, report says

December 18, 2001 Officers at the Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) may perform similar duties, but their pay systems are very different and difficult to compare, according to a new study from the General Accounting Office. "Customs and INS have a wide variety of pay provisions directing how pay ...

Innovative government programs have staying power, report says

December 17, 2001 Despite government's aversion to change, several of its most innovative programs have shown remarkable staying power by taking root in other communities, according to a new study. Of the 150 Innovations in American Government award winners honored over the last 15 years, 136 programs have successfully replicated themselves in other ...

No layoffs in Food Safety and Inspection Service reorganization

December 14, 2001 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will not lay off any employees when it reorganizes its district offices, according to agency officials. The agency responsible for inspecting meat and poultry will consolidate its 17 district offices into 15, but the realignment will not result in office closings, employee layoffs ...

IRS employee dies from World Trade Center attack injuries

December 13, 2001 A Boston IRS employee injured by falling debris during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center died Tuesday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. David Bernard, 57, died from the massive injuries he sustained after being struck by falling debris when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed ...