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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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Army IG says Corps of Engineers rigged data on huge project

December 7, 2000 Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers manipulated economic data on a massive navigation project to justify its $1 billion price tag, according to the Army's inspector general. Top Corps officials changed data in a cost-benefit analysis studying navigation improvements to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, according to a Nov. ...

President-elect and Senate urged to hasten appointments

December 6, 2000 Two former government leaders Tuesday urged the President-elect and the Senate leadership to move beyond the divisive presidential election and work together to hasten the appointments process. In a letter to some of the nation's top officials, former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, R-Kan., and former director of the Office of ...

Administration unveils 2001 locality pay rates

December 4, 2000 White collar federal employees in San Francisco will get pay increases of almost 4.5 percent next year, while workers in Kansas City, Mo., Huntsville, Ala., and smaller cities across the United States will have to settle for raises of about 3.6 percent. Next year's pay raise, which will average 3.7 ...

Attention, Mr. President: federal management matters

December 1, 2000 Leaders in government and public policy agree that improving federal management, performance and results depend largely on the efforts of the next President and Congress, according to a report released yesterday by several "good government" organizations. In July, the Reason Public Policy Institute and other groups sponsored a "transition dialogue ...

Agencies fail to account for improper payments

December 1, 2000 Most agencies reporting improper payments in fiscal 1999 failed to thoroughly address the problem in their financial and performance plans, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. Improper payments are overpayments to contractors and beneficiaries made as the result of miscalculation or fraud. "Our audits and those ...

Clinton signs bill consolidating agency reports

November 30, 2000 President Clinton last week signed into law a bipartisan bill authorizing agencies to combine financial and agency performance reports into one annual report. The 2000 Reports Consolidation Act (S. 2712) streamlines reporting requirements by allowing each agency to submit a consolidated financial and performance report within 180 days of the ...

GSA allowed to offer prizes to federal employees

November 28, 2000 Laptop computers and other prizes await lucky federal employees who fill out customer service surveys from the General Services Administration (GSA). This month the General Accounting Office gave GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS) the green light to award prizes to employees randomly chosen in drawings to increase the response rate ...

HUD needs more accurate data from public housing agencies

November 22, 2000 Public housing agencies often submit erroneous data to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on how well they provide safe and decent housing for low-income households, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. For the report "HUD Needs Better Information on Housing Agencies' Management Performance" (GAO-01-94), ...

Consulting firm praises HUD's management reform plan

November 21, 2000 The Housing and Urban Development Department's three-year old plan to improve customer service and restore the public's trust in the agency has won the praise of a private consulting firm in a new report. But the firm also urged HUD officials to focus more on engaging employees in the reform ...

Border Patrol snares more than 1,700 new hires

November 20, 2000 An aggressive advertising campaign and $2,000 signing bonuses helped the Immigration and Naturalization Service hire more than 1,700 new border patrol agents in fiscal 2000. INS recruiters launched a media blitz on the Web-advertising on sites such as Monster.com-to attract applicants and offer them the opportunity to apply online. The ...