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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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Federal agencies and local police band together against terrorism

September 19, 2001 Anti-terrorism task forces made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are being set up across the country as part of the government's new counterterrorism strategy, according to Attorney General John Ashcroft. Ashcroft announced Tuesday that he has directed every U.S. attorney's office in the country to establish ...

Justice prepares to quickly process claims for victims’ families

September 18, 2001 President Bush last Thursday directed the Justice Department to promptly process claims for benefits filed by survivors of public safety and law enforcement officers killed in last week's terrorist attacks. The Justice Department is sending additional staff to New York to help officials process claims filed by survivors of public ...

Army Corps teams help remove debris, restore power

September 18, 2001 The Army Corps of Engineers has sent 151 employees from across the country to New York to help clean up the debris and rubble from last week's attacks by terrorists, according to an agency spokesman. The employees will join more than 700 Army Corps employees already there. The new contingent ...

Tragedy sparks renewed interest in public service

September 17, 2001 Many federal employees who have retired from public service are eager to return to work in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, according to officials at the Office of Personnel Management. Other agencies, including the CIA and Coast Guard, have also reported a surge in interest among retirees and ...

Emergency agency rushes to aid victims of attacks

September 11, 2001 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched eight urban search and rescue teams to New York to search for victims in the rubble left from two planes that crashed into the twin World Trade Center towers in an apparent attack by terrorists. Another four urban search and rescue FEMA teams ...

OPM defends Presidential Management Intern program

September 11, 2001 Agencies are ultimately responsible for training their Presidential Management Interns and helping them prepare for a career in government, according to an official of the Office of Personnel Management. Joseph D. Stix, director of OPM's Philadelphia Service Center, defended OPM's role in administering the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) program following ...

Army Corps whistleblower says he has no regrets

September 10, 2001 An Army Corps of Engineers whistleblower who accused agency officials of rigging the data in a major navigation project doesn't regret speaking out, he said Thursday. "I don't regret it at all; it had to be done," Donald C. Sweeney, an economist with the Corps and the original technical manager ...

Americans say they like federal employees better than appointees

September 6, 2001 Americans have a more favorable opinion of federal employees than they do of political appointees. But they think both groups are motivated by self-interest, according to a new survey from the Brookings Institution. Nearly 70 percent of Americans view federal employees favorably, but the majority believe people choose to work ...

Pension agency lets employees study on the job

September 6, 2001 Federal bookworms who miss their student days should consider a job at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where the agency will pay its actuarial employees to study on the job. In June, the Comptroller General ruled that the agency could pay for actuaries to attend training and exam review courses ...

More agencies offer child care subsidies

September 5, 2001 The number of agencies that are taking advantage of the government's child care subsidy program is on the rise, according to the group that administers the benefit. Sixteen agencies spent more than $2 million in fiscal 2001 to help lower-income federal employees cover the costs of child care in licensed ...