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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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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 ...

Student loan benefit misunderstood, officials say

July 16, 2001 Many federal employees are eager to take advantage of the government's student loan repayment benefit, but there is widespread misunderstanding about how the incentive really works, according to agency officials. While many federal employees believe the benefit is an entitlement, the real purpose of the student loan repayment benefit is ...

Interior blasted for foot-dragging on Indian trust fund reform

July 13, 2001 The Interior Department has not made a good-faith effort to conduct a comprehensive review of the agency's mismanaged Indian trust fund accounts, according to a court-appointed monitor's report released Wednesday. Nearly two years after a federal judge ordered Interior to conduct a review of 300,000 Native American trust accounts dating ...

Senate confirms James as OPM director

July 12, 2001 President Bush's pick to head the Office of Personnel Management was confirmed Wednesday by the Senate. The Senate confirmed Kay Coles James' nomination to head OPM, after twelve lawmakers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee approved the administration's nominee by voice vote . James, who served in the first Bush ...

Justice Department's inspector general to oversee FBI

July 12, 2001 The Justice Department will take the lead in investigating problems at the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday. Ashcroft's decision gives the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General primary jurisdiction over any allegations of misconduct against FBI and DEA employees. Prior to Ashcroft's decision, ...