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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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Oversight board criticizes proposed IRS budget

April 16, 2001 The Bush administration's proposed budget for the Internal Revenue Service does not provide enough money to modernize technology, according to the IRS Oversight Board. In an interim report released by the oversight board Thursday, the group recommended an 8.9 percent increase over the administration's proposed figure of $9.4 billion for ...

Agencies turn in telecommuting reports

April 16, 2001 Reports outlining how federal agencies will promote telecommuting to their employees are due to the Office of Personnel Management Monday. In a Feb. 9 memo to department and agency heads, OPM Acting Director Stephen Cohen instructed agencies to identify positions that lend themselves to telecommuting and offer employees in those ...

Reconstructing an Image

April 15, 2001 The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to recover from a year of bad publicity. he Army Corps of Engineers is working to rebuild its image after a year of bad press and criticism. Last November, the Army inspector general found that three top Army Corps of Engineers officials had ...

Making the Case

April 15, 2001 By matching performance to dollars, the Coast Guard has won increased funding, but its responsibilities still outpace its budget. n Dec. 17, a 600-foot cruise ship collided with a ferocious winter storm off the Virginia coast. The vessel, carrying 34 crewmembers, was on its way to Charleston, S.C., when the ...

Proposed cut in contraceptive coverage may not affect feds

April 13, 2001 The Bush administration's proposal to end a requirement that health insurance firms offer birth control coverage to federal employees probably won't have a significant impact, federal officials say. In President Bush's 2002 budget released Monday, he proposed scrapping a law that requires insurance coverage for a broad range of contraceptives ...

Interior Secretary could be held in contempt

April 13, 2001 Interior Secretary Gale Norton may face contempt of court charges for failing to comply with a federal court order in a four-year-old lawsuit involving the Bureau of Indian Affairs' management of individual trust funds for Native Americans. A group of Native Americans filed a motion Monday with U.S. District Court ...

Student loan repayment benefit takes effect

April 12, 2001 After 11 years and several delays, a student loan repayment benefit for federal employees finally took effect Thursday. In February, Office of Personnel Management officials announced in the Federal Register that the effective date for the student loan regulation would be delayed from Feb. 12 until April 12 to give ...

Agencies submit annual performance plans to Congress

April 11, 2001 On Monday, federal agencies sent Congress their annual performance plans for fiscal 2002, outlining how they will meet the Bush administration's goals of flattening the federal hierarchy and beefing up performance-based contracting. Under the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act, agencies must submit annual performance plans to Congress that spell ...

OPM workforce tool to help flatten federal hierarchy

April 10, 2001 The Bush administration plans to use a workforce planning model developed by the Office of Personnel Management to flatten the federal hierarchy, according to the administration's fiscal 2002 budget, released Monday. In its fiscal 2002 performance plan, OPM said a wave of upcoming retirements and the need for new skills ...

TSP's C Fund slumps in March

April 9, 2001 The Thrift Savings Plan's C Fund continued to drop in March, following a nosedive in February. The fund, which invests in common stock, fell 6.33 percent last month, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. In February, the C Fund plummeted 9.12 percent. The F ...