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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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Panel considers bill to shrink federal workforce through attrition

November 2, 2011 The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday plans to mark up a bill (H.R. 3029) that aims to reduce the federal workforce through attrition by 10 percent by 2015. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., the bill's sponsor, estimates the legislation will save $139 billion over the next decade. The...

OMB employees split over labor representation

November 1, 2011 Professional employees at the Office of Management and Budget voted against forming a union Tuesday, while a smaller group of workers opted for representation, according to final results from the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Those workers in the "professional" job category voted 101-59 against joining the American Federation of Government...

Hatching a New Plan

November 1, 2011 Reform of the 72-year-old law that restricts certain political activities by government workers has been slow in coming. A small federal agency with a hefty caseload is trying to reform a 72-year-old law to improve its enforcement and save resources at the same time. The Office of Special Counsel, which...

Union opposes pension contribution proposal

October 28, 2011 A federal employee union is criticizing an Obama administration proposal to require employees of the Tennessee Valley Authority to contribute to their pensions beginning in 2013. The proposal, included in legislative language the Office of Management and Budget sent to the joint congressional committee on deficit reduction this month, recommends...

Super Secretive

October 27, 2011 So far the public hearings of the joint congressional deficit reduction committee have not addressed proposals related to federal pay and benefits, or really, any actual budget-cutting plans. Of course, that's probably the goal, since the 12 members of the super committee are intent on weighing and debating various deficit...

TSP contribution cap to increase in 2012

October 26, 2011 Federal employees will be able to contribute more to their Thrift Savings Plan accounts in 2012, according to the latest figures from the Internal Revenue Service. The cap on individual TSP contributions is increasing $500, from $16,500 to $17,000 next year as a result of the change in the cost-of-living...

Defense officials downplay panel’s role in revamping military retirement

October 25, 2011 Defense Department officials on Tuesday sought to tamp down concern on Capitol Hill over proposals from an advisory committee to significantly alter the military's retirement system. The Pentagon is reviewing its compensation structure for service members, including changes to retirement benefits. This summer the Defense Business Board, an advisory panel...

Senate approves COLA hike for disabled vets

October 24, 2011 The Senate has approved a bill that will give disabled veterans a cost-of-living adjustment boost in 2012. The legislation (S. 894) provides a 3.6 percent COLA increase for disabled vets, effective Dec. 1 with payouts starting in early January 2012. Federal retirees and Social Security recipients automatically receive COLAs tied...

Former ICE employee admits stealing from the government

October 20, 2011 A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee pleaded guilty to stealing money from the government and misusing a diplomatic passport. Ahmed Adil Abdallat faces up to 10 years in federal prison for using an official diplomatic passport for personal travel to and from Jordan, in addition to collecting more than...

Reviewing the 3Rs

October 20, 2011 Recruitment, retention and relocation incentives may be a perk for some federal employees, but the government's so-called 3Rs program is getting some extra scrutiny from the Office of Personnel Management. In a memorandum to chief human capital officers, OPM Director John Berry requested that agencies submit reports on 3Rs payments...

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