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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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More outsiders needed for mid-level government jobs, report says

February 22, 2002 The government must hire more mid-career professionals from the private sector to avoid a major gap in skills between the middle and senior levels of the federal workforce, according to a new report from a nonprofit group. Of the 48,000 job vacancies at the GS-12 to GS-15 levels posted during ...

Safety and health violations found at U.S. Mint plant in Philadelphia

February 21, 2002 A Labor Department inspection has turned up 47 safety and health violations at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. A draft report from the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the plant for several violations, including dangerous fire escape routes and unstable coin containers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported ...

Bills aim to boost retirement for employees in law enforcement

February 20, 2002 Certain retired law enforcement officers would be eligible for increases in their pensions, while others would be awarded law enforcement status for retirement purposes under legislation introduced in the Senate last week. Retired agents from the Secret Service's uniformed division and the U.S. Park Police would get an automatic increase ...

INS, GAO say immigration benefit fraud is pervasive

February 19, 2002 The Immigration and Naturalization Service believes benefit fraud is "pervasive and serious," but has done little to combat the long-standing problem, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. The agency does not know the extent of the fraud, and has failed to provide its field offices with ...

OPM links President’s Quality Award to Bush management agenda

February 15, 2002 Federal agencies hoping to snare the president's top prize for quality management must now meet criteria outlined in the Bush administration's management agenda, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Beginning with the 2002 applications for the President's Quality Award, participants must demonstrate results in the five categories included in ...

Applications for jobs as immigration inspectors pour in at record pace

February 13, 2002 Applications for immigration inspector positions have poured in at a record pace of about 8,000 a month since October, according to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In the past four months, the INS has received more than 36,000 applications for jobs as immigration inspectors, said Sidney Waldstreicher, project manager for ...

Security problems continue to plague federal accounting system

February 12, 2002 The government has failed to correct long-standing computer security weaknesses in its central accounting system, continuing to put sensitive data and billions of dollars at risk, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. The Treasury Department's Financial Management Service still needs to address nearly half of the ...

NASA managers not sharing lessons learned, report says

February 11, 2002 Inefficient technology and a reluctance to discuss past mistakes are keeping managers at NASA from sharing important lessons with one another, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. Although NASA requires managers to regularly share important lessons learned from past projects through an agency-wide database, only 23 ...

FDIC to offer buyouts to 2,500 employees this spring

February 8, 2002 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will offer cash buyouts to about 2,500 employees beginning in April, an agency spokesman said Friday. FDIC, which insures deposits at the nation's 9,700-plus banks and savings associations, hopes to reduce its workforce from 6,200 to 5,500 by September 2002, said spokesman Phil Battey. If ...

Campaign to recruit feds kicks off this spring on college campuses

February 8, 2002 Uncle Sam and a nonprofit group are heading to college campuses this spring to promote public service. Students at participating schools will be able to learn more about job opportunities in the civil service from current and former federal employees, as part of a new initiative led by the Partnership ...