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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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National Archives working to preserve federal Web sites

March 28, 2001 The National Archives and Records Administration will work closely with federal agencies on preserving federal Web sites through changing presidential administrations, the deputy archivist of the United States said Tuesday. In a January memo, Lewis Bellardo, deputy archivist of the United States, ordered agencies to hand over electronic records showing ...

Defense Department continues to overpay contractors

March 27, 2001 The Defense Department continues to make improper payments to contractors for their services, and reimbursements take longer than they should, according to a General Accounting Office report released Monday. In its report, GAO looked at 39 large government contractors, including Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing, who returned overpayments totaling $351 ...

Selection of outsourcing panel members drawing to a close

March 26, 2001 Members of a new panel that will study current and future outsourcing needs in the federal government will be chosen soon, the General Accounting Office said Friday. GAO issued a notice in Friday's Federal Register asking for input on the kinds of issues the panel should study and written information ...

Agencies struggling to meet cybersecurity reporting requirement

March 23, 2001 Inadequate resources and unpredictable threats will make it difficult for federal agencies to meet a new computer security reporting requirement that is just six months away, according to a key federal chief information officer. Computer security has been an important issue since the passage of the 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act, which ...

Oversight board says IRS needs $10 billion budget

March 21, 2001 The Internal Revenue Service needs a fiscal 2002 budget of more than $10 billion to sustain its modernization effort, increase compliance rates and improve customer service, according to the agency's oversight board and experts from government and industry. During a meeting Tuesday of the IRS Oversight Board, witnesses and board ...

OPM issues rules helping victims of retirement coverage errors

March 20, 2001 The Office of Personnel Management issued interim rules Monday that will benefit federal employees who were victims of retirement coverage mistakes. Most employees and retirees affected by a retirement foul-up that has its roots in the mid-1980s can choose to switch into the retirement plan they should have been in, ...

Proposed rules lift restriction on student loan repayments

March 19, 2001 Wage grade employees would be eligible for a federal student loan repayment benefit under draft regulations issued Friday by the Office of Personnel Management. In 1990, Congress authorized agencies to repay their employees' student loans at their discretion to "recruit or retain highly qualified professional, technical or administrative personnel." OPM's ...

Army Corps chief denies agency’s rogue reputation

March 16, 2001 The head of the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday disputed allegations that the Corps is a "rogue" agency that parlays a cozy relationship with Congress into billions of dollars worth of water projects. "Are we a rogue agency? Are we too cozy with Congress? Absolutely not," said Lt. Gen. Robert ...

Agency information sharing sparks privacy concerns

March 15, 2001 Federal agencies are increasingly swapping citizens' personal information, according to a new report from an online privacy think tank. A survey of data sharing between federal agencies conducted by Privacilla.org, a public policy Web site advocating privacy, concluded that agencies such as the Social Security Administration and the IRS are ...

Retirees rate OPM highly

March 14, 2001 The Office of Personnel Management received an overall 70 percent approval rating from federal retirees for the quality of its retirement and insurance programs, according to a new survey released Monday. Nearly half of the respondents in OPM's annual customer survey on the federal retirement program were "very satisfied" with ...