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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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Poll: Americans Have More Faith in Themselves Than in Uncle Sam

May 9, 2014 Americans have more confidence in the abilities of individuals and local organizations to effect positive political and social change in this country than they do in the federal government, according to a new poll. Just 19 percent of respondents said the federal government should take the lead to spur positive ...

Around Government

May 9, 2014 Spidey’s Speedy Delivery The U.S. Postal Service spins a partnership with Spider-Man to pitch Priority Mail. By Eric Katz It’s the old Hollywood trope: While teetering on the edge of disaster, a superhero swoops in at the last possible moment to save the day. In this case, however, the thing ...

HASC Approves 1.8 Percent Pay Raise for Troops

May 8, 2014 The House Armed Services Committee approved legislation on early Thursday morning that supports a 1.8 percent pay increase for troops next year, slightly more than President Obama’s recommended 1 percent bump. The panel reported out the fiscal 2015 Defense authorization legislation during a marathon markup that began at 10 a.m. ...

Panel Approves 1.8 Percent Pay Raise for Troops

May 8, 2014 The House Armed Services Committee approved legislation on early Thursday morning that supports a 1.8 percent pay increase for troops next year, slightly more than President Obama’s recommended 1 percent bump. The panel reported out the fiscal 2015 Defense authorization legislation during a marathon markup that began at 10 a.m. ...

Obama Cabinet Secretaries Shower Feds With Love

May 8, 2014 Not all of the attention on government during this year’s Public Service Recognition Week has been positive. The House voted on Wednesday to hold former Internal Revenue Service career official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, news of bad behavior at the Environmental Protection Agency was aired during a congressional ...

Phased Retirement Is in Regulation Limbo

May 7, 2014 It’s been almost two years since a law allowing phased retirement for federal employees has been on the books. But the program is still in limbo because the Obama administration has yet to issue final regulations on its implementation. The Office of Personnel Management issued a proposed rule in June ...

Bill Supports 1.8 Percent Pay Raise for Troops

May 7, 2014 The head of the House Armed Services Committee supports a 1.8 percent pay increase for troops next year, slightly more than President Obama’s recommended 1 percent bump. The 1.8 percent increase for service members is in line with the automatic fiscal 2015 cost-of-living adjustment scheduled for the military, but President ...

Bill Supports 1.8 Percent Pay Raise for Troops, More Than Obama Proposal

May 6, 2014 The head of the House Armed Services Committee supports a 1.8 percent pay increase for troops next year, slightly more than President Obama’s recommended 1 percent bump. The 1.8 percent increase for service members is in line with the automatic fiscal 2015 cost-of-living adjustment scheduled for the military, but President ...

Senate Panel Looks at Feds’ Job Satisfaction During Public Service Week

May 5, 2014 A Senate panel on Tuesday will explore the impact budget cuts and furloughs have had on the federal workforce, as well as what some agencies are doing to keep employees happy. The hearing, scheduled during Public Service Recognition Week, also will examine the much-talked about annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey ...

33 Finalists Announced for Top Fed Award

May 5, 2014 Thirty-three federal employees have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Service to America Medals for contributions in a range of fields including veterans’ care, climate change research and fraud prevention. The finalists were selected from among nearly 400 nominations. “Their stories showcase the good that our public servants do ...