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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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Deadbeat parents bill would add red tape, agencies say

June 7, 2001 Proposed legislation denying federal assistance to parents who renege on child support payments may create administrative headaches for the government, witnesses said Wednesday during a House Government Reform Subcommittee hearing. A bill aimed at cracking down on deadbeat parents may wind up penalizing families relying on food stamps and Medicaid ...

New rule seeks flexibility in accommodating workers with disabilities

June 6, 2001 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in the process of finalizing a rule that would give federal agencies more flexibility in accommodating employees with disabilities. The proposed rule, originally published in March 2000, appeared as part of the agency's semiannual regulatory review, which was published in the Federal Register in ...

OPM extends job placement programs for downsized feds

June 5, 2001 The Office of Personnel Management issued interim regulations Monday that would extend job placement programs for federal employees affected by government downsizing. The regulations aim to make permanent federal career transition assistance programs created in the mid-1990s for employees who lose their jobs through downsizing. The rules also remove requirements ...

Agencies must keep watchful eye on improper payments, report says

June 4, 2001 Agencies need to strengthen internal controls over their accounting systems and regularly monitor their efforts to reduce improper payments to avoid wasting taxpayers' money, a new report from the General Accounting Office says. GAO studied how several public and private sector organizations tackled improper payments. The watchdog agency concluded that ...

Cost of mass tax rebate mailing not yet known

June 1, 2001 The Treasury Department is gearing up to mail most American taxpayers rebate checks, but there is no estimate yet of how much the mass mailing will cost, an IRS spokesman said Thursday. The tax rebates are part of the $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut that Congress approved last week. According ...

Defense Travel System testing to continue

May 31, 2001 Testing of the much-anticipated Defense Travel System will continue, a sign that the outlook for the project is good, a spokesman for the project said Wednesday. In March, Air Force Col. Pamela Arias, the Defense Travel System program director, denied rumors that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld might do away with ...

Agencies get guidance on using heart attack equipment

May 30, 2001 The General Services Administration and the Health and Human Services Department last week issued guidance on the use of defibrillators in federal facilities, urging agencies to get heart smart. The guidelines came about a year after President Clinton ordered the two agencies to develop rules for placing automated external defibrillators, ...

Senator questions Customs Service disciplinary procedures

May 30, 2001 A key lawmaker has rekindled concerns about employee wrongdoing and corruption at the Customs Service. In a letter sent to officials at the Treasury Department, Customs' parent department, late last month, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked for information about disciplinary procedures for Customs employees. In particular, Grassley ...

Appointments Watch: Who’s coming, who’s going

May 29, 2001 While President Bush has been busy announcing his picks for some of the top jobs in his administration, others are packing their bags and getting ready for life after government. Here's a look at some comings and goings: In April, Bush officially nominated Kay Coles James as director of the ...

More Secret Service agents join discrimination suit

May 29, 2001 More black Secret Service agents joined a year-old lawsuit last week alleging discrimination and unfair promotion practices at the agency. Nineteen current and former agents joined 38 others in a lawsuit against the Secret Service, accusing their colleagues of using racial slurs when referring to African-Americans and subjecting them to ...