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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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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 ...

'High Alert’ warnings are too vague, police expert says

November 9, 2001 The federal government needs to create a more specific way to issue warnings of possible terrorist attacks so that local law enforcement agencies can better gauge the level of the threats, according to the head of the country's largest police executives organization. The Justice Department has issued two general warnings ...

VA has resources to tackle claims processing, expert says

November 8, 2001 The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) currently has enough staff on board to improve its system for processing veterans' benefits claims, according to the head of an agency task force created to study the issue. "I must say that I think the VBA has the necessary resources right now to do ...

House bill would cut premium pay for some Customs employees

November 8, 2001 A provision in a House border security bill would cut premium pay for Customs Service officers who work certain night shifts, according to a federal employee union. The House Ways and Means Committee last week approved the Customs Border Security Act of 2001 (H.R. 3129), which contains a provision that ...

Anthrax spores found in U.S. post office at Pentagon, VA medical center

November 5, 2001 Traces of anthrax bacteria were found in a U.S. post office located in the Pentagon and in the mailroom of the Washington, D.C., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, agency officials said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found anthrax spores on Saturday in two of 17 samples taken ...

Key antiterrorism jobs remain vacant

November 2, 2001 More than one-quarter of the top jobs at agencies involved in the war against terrorism are vacant, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. Of the 164 top positions requiring Senate confirmation at agencies directly involved in the war on terrorism, 120 are occupied by confirmed Bush appointees ...

Senator introduces President's management reform legislation

November 1, 2001 Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., introduced legislation Thursday that would increase the pay limit for senior executives and give agencies more flexibility to design pay and personnel systems. The Bush administration's Freedom to Manage initiative contains proposals that would raise the cap on total compensation for members of the Senior Executive ...