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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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Senate confirms James as OPM director

July 12, 2001 President Bush's pick to head the Office of Personnel Management was confirmed Wednesday by the Senate. The Senate confirmed Kay Coles James' nomination to head OPM, after twelve lawmakers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee approved the administration's nominee by voice vote . James, who served in the first Bush ...

Justice Department's inspector general to oversee FBI

July 12, 2001 The Justice Department will take the lead in investigating problems at the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday. Ashcroft's decision gives the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General primary jurisdiction over any allegations of misconduct against FBI and DEA employees. Prior to Ashcroft's decision, ...

Border Patrol agent sues supervisors over poor job rating

July 12, 2001 A Border Patrol agent has brought a $1 million lawsuit against two supervisors whom he claims punished him for publicly criticizing the agency. In an unusual case, Agent Shawn P. Moran, who works in the Border Patrol's San Diego division, filed a lawsuit last week against his supervisors, Joseph Ralph ...

Senior executives get a lesson in crisis management

July 11, 2001 A good offense is the best defense when it comes to managing a major agency crisis, according to three top career executives who have spent some quality time in the pressure cooker. Although the urge to hunker down can be overwhelming when a crisis erupts, communicating openly from the start ...

TSP's C Fund goes south in June

July 10, 2001 The Thrift Savings Plan's C Fund took a dip in June, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The C Fund, which invests in common stocks, fell 2.42 percent after rallying slightly in May. The fund has declined by close to 15 percent over the ...

Former appointee calls for more top jobs for career executives

July 10, 2001 Career civil servants should have more opportunities to work in government's top positions, according to a veteran political appointee. The glut of political appointments in the executive branch hinders career executives from aspiring to top government positions, said Roger Porter, who served in the Ford, Reagan and George H. W. ...

Per-person government costs on the rise

July 9, 2001 The average American worked 187 days in 2001 to cover the costs of government operations, according to an annual report released Friday by Americans for Tax Reform. It took Americans until July 6 of this year to pay off the costs of taxes and regulations at all levels of government, ...

Coast Guard seeks final bids on major acquisition project

July 9, 2001 The Coast Guard requested final proposals last week from contractors vying for the agency's multi-billion dollar acquisition project to upgrade aging equipment. The Coast Guard's Deepwater acquisition project seeks to upgrade the agency's equipment for missions 50 miles or more offshore. These activities include interdicting drugs and illegal immigrants and ...

Bush nominates veteran government official to head FBI

July 6, 2001 President Bush nominated a longtime Justice Department official to head the country's top law enforcement agency Thursday. Two weeks after the departure of former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, Bush nominated Robert S. Mueller III, a U.S. attorney in California, to lead the scandal-plagued agency. "Agents of the bureau prize ...

Panels to analyze intelligence agencies

July 5, 2001 This week marked the beginning of a gathering of minds on the intelligence community's current capabilities and future needs. Over the next few months, two panels of intelligence experts from inside and outside the federal government will take stock of the intelligence community, with a focus on the areas of ...