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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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Judges may get final say in class discrimination cases

June 13, 2001 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is considering a rule that would allow its administrative judges to issue final decisions in discrimination cases involving groups of employees. The rule, which appeared in the Federal Register last month as part of the agency's semiannual regulatory review, would strip agencies of their authority ...

Bill would protect whistleblower disclosures to supervisors

June 12, 2001 Federal whistleblowers who approach their supervisors with allegations of government wrongdoing would be protected from retaliation under a bill introduced last week in the Senate. Under proposed legislation introduced by Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, D-Hawaii, employees who disclose agency waste, fraud and abuse to their supervisors or members of Congress ...

Prime-time TV gives government employees their due

June 11, 2001 More favorable portrayals of government and of civil servants are emerging on prime-time television, according to a report released last week by the Council for Excellence in Government. Among current television programs with government themes, nearly three out of four episodes portray government positively, and favorable character portrayals of civil ...

NAACP task force endorses anti-discrimination bill

June 8, 2001 Federal workers joined members of an NAACP task force Thursday to support legislation that would make agencies more accountable for discriminating against their employees. Participants at an NAACP press conference praised the proposed Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR), which would make the government more accountable ...

Deadbeat parents bill would add red tape, agencies say

June 7, 2001 Proposed legislation denying federal assistance to parents who renege on child support payments may create administrative headaches for the government, witnesses said Wednesday during a House Government Reform Subcommittee hearing. A bill aimed at cracking down on deadbeat parents may wind up penalizing families relying on food stamps and Medicaid ...

New rule seeks flexibility in accommodating workers with disabilities

June 6, 2001 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in the process of finalizing a rule that would give federal agencies more flexibility in accommodating employees with disabilities. The proposed rule, originally published in March 2000, appeared as part of the agency's semiannual regulatory review, which was published in the Federal Register in ...

OPM extends job placement programs for downsized feds

June 5, 2001 The Office of Personnel Management issued interim regulations Monday that would extend job placement programs for federal employees affected by government downsizing. The regulations aim to make permanent federal career transition assistance programs created in the mid-1990s for employees who lose their jobs through downsizing. The rules also remove requirements ...

Agencies must keep watchful eye on improper payments, report says

June 4, 2001 Agencies need to strengthen internal controls over their accounting systems and regularly monitor their efforts to reduce improper payments to avoid wasting taxpayers' money, a new report from the General Accounting Office says. GAO studied how several public and private sector organizations tackled improper payments. The watchdog agency concluded that ...

Cost of mass tax rebate mailing not yet known

June 1, 2001 The Treasury Department is gearing up to mail most American taxpayers rebate checks, but there is no estimate yet of how much the mass mailing will cost, an IRS spokesman said Thursday. The tax rebates are part of the $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut that Congress approved last week. According ...

Defense Travel System testing to continue

May 31, 2001 Testing of the much-anticipated Defense Travel System will continue, a sign that the outlook for the project is good, a spokesman for the project said Wednesday. In March, Air Force Col. Pamela Arias, the Defense Travel System program director, denied rumors that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld might do away with ...