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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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Mint lays off temporary employees, may reduce permanent workforce

November 26, 2001 The U.S. Mint is laying off more than 350 employees, many of them seasonal and temporary workers, because of the sluggish economy, an agency spokesman said Monday. The agency, which has laid off about 245 seasonal and temporary employees nationwide since August, has not ruled out reducing its permanent workforce ...

Former government official to lead Interior’s trust fund transition

November 20, 2001 The Interior Department has tapped a former government official and Indian chief to oversee the creation of a new office to manage Indian trust funds. Ross Swimmer, the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs during the Reagan administration, will lead the reorganization effort to improve the agency's troubled trust accounting system. ...

HUD reform plan fixes some problems, makes others worse, GAO says

November 20, 2001 The Department of Housing and Urban Development's management reform effort has streamlined some agency operations, but exacerbated workforce problems, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. HUD's 2020 Management Reform Plan has eliminated bureaucratic layers at the agency by consolidating some oversight and processing functions associated with ...

Interior creates new office to manage troubled Indian trust fund reform

November 19, 2001 Interior Secretary Gale Norton last week announced the creation of a new office to oversee management of 300,000 Indian trust accounts. The new Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management will oversee reform of the department's troubled trust accounting system, consolidating duties currently performed by several offices. The department's latest effort ...

Lowdown on loans

November 19, 2001 Reprinted from Nov. 12. Federal Focus will return Monday, Nov. 26. In 1990, Congress passed a law allowing agencies to repay their employees' student loans as a recruitment and retention tool. But it took 11 years for Uncle Sam to come up with the rules to implement the law--and it ...

OMB releases list of jobs that could be outsourced

November 15, 2001 More than 300,000 federal jobs could be performed in the private sector under the 1998 Federal Activities and Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, the Office of Management and Budget said Thursday. OMB released the second round of 2001 FAIR Act lists on Wednesday, but did not have a final tally on ...

Ashcroft separates INS into enforcement, service bureaus

November 15, 2001 The Immigration and Naturalization Service will be split into enforcement and service branches as part of the agency's major restructuring plan, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday. The INS will be reorganized into a law enforcement bureau and a service bureau, with a clear chain of command within each bureau ...

OMB releases second round of outsourcing lists

November 14, 2001 The Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday released the second round of 2001 job inventories that could be performed in the private sector under the 1998 Federal Activities and Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act. Thirty-four agencies, including the Commerce, Education and Interior Departments were included in the second round of ...

FBI promises to share more information with local law enforcement

November 13, 2001 The FBI pledged Tuesday to improve its efforts to share information on possible terrorist activity with local police, but at the same time pointed out the legal and logistical hurdles it faces in releasing sensitive data. "There are times when we don't have the information that people think we do," ...

Intelligence panel may recommend more authority for CIA director

November 12, 2001 A panel of intelligence experts may recommend giving the head of the CIA control over three of the Pentagon's largest spy agencies. Next month, a presidential panel of intelligence experts from outside the government is expected to recommend that CIA Director George J. Tenet be given authority over the National ...