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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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Patent Office breaks ground on new headquarters

January 18, 2001 The Patent and Trademark Office broke ground Wednesday on the agency's long-awaited and fiercely debated new headquarters complex. In June, PTO awarded a 20-year, $1.3 billion lease for the five-building, 2-million-square-foot complex near the King Street Metro Station in Alexandria, Va., to LCOR Inc. of Berwyn, Pa. "On a day ...

Union fights new DoD education requirement

January 17, 2001 An obscure provision in the fiscal 2001 Defense authorization bill could send thousands of federal contract specialists back to school. Contract specialists must have a college degree and credits in business-related courses under a provision that took effect last Oct. 1. While the education requirements are already in effect, they ...

OPM issues rules allowing student loan repayments

January 12, 2001 The Office of Personnel Management published final regulations authorizing agencies to repay employees' federal student loans for recruitment and retention purposes in the Federal Register Thursday. Under Section 5379 of U.S. Code Title 5, agencies can repay employee student loans at their discretion to "recruit or retain highly qualified professional, ...

Survey finds nomination process deters potential appointees

January 10, 2001 Most corporate and civic leaders believe that serving in the government as a presidential appointee is an honor, but said mediocre pay and an embarrassing nomination process would deter them from the job, according to a new survey. The survey of 580 leaders in business, academia, the nonprofit sector and ...

Gore team hands out last reinvention awards

January 10, 2001 After seven years, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR) will mark the end of its work Thursday by honoring the IRS and the General Services Administration with the last of 1,378 Hammer Awards. Hammer Awards recognize federal employees who find innovative ways to make government more efficient and cost-effective. ...

NPR director touts reinvention's results

January 9, 2001 This is the second in an occasional series of GovExec.com exit interviews with key officials in the Clinton administration. In 1993, the Clinton administration launched the National Performance Review (NPR), an interagency task force of federal employees focused on ways to make the government work better and cost less. Vice ...

Patent examiners accept pay raise, phase out paper files

January 8, 2001 Patent examiners have agreed to trade in their paper files for electronic ones in exchange for a pay raise from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Patent Office Professional Association, an independent group representing examiners and other Patent Office professionals, and the Patent Office agreed to a new special ...

VA patients treated as well as Medicare patients, study shows

January 5, 2001 Death rates for heart attack patients treated in hospitals operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs are the same as those of Medicare patients, and both groups receive roughly the same quality of care, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which appears ...

Good-government groups urge Bush to focus on management

January 4, 2001 A group of good-government organizations has suggested to President-elect Bush ways to make federal agencies more accountable under his administration. In a Dec. 20 memorandum to Bush, The Government Performance Coalition, which consists of some of the nation's leading advocates for more effective government, suggested that Bush use the 1993 ...

Clinton signs bill boosting benefits for federal doctors

January 3, 2001 In an effort to attract more doctors to public service, President Clinton last week signed into law a measure that permanently provides a special pay allowance for federal physicians. The bill (H.R. 207), sponsored by Rep. Connie Morella, R-Md., also allows the special pay to be included in doctors' average ...