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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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Agencies get guidance on using heart attack equipment

May 30, 2001 The General Services Administration and the Health and Human Services Department last week issued guidance on the use of defibrillators in federal facilities, urging agencies to get heart smart. The guidelines came about a year after President Clinton ordered the two agencies to develop rules for placing automated external defibrillators, ...

Senator questions Customs Service disciplinary procedures

May 30, 2001 A key lawmaker has rekindled concerns about employee wrongdoing and corruption at the Customs Service. In a letter sent to officials at the Treasury Department, Customs' parent department, late last month, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked for information about disciplinary procedures for Customs employees. In particular, Grassley ...

Appointments Watch: Who’s coming, who’s going

May 29, 2001 While President Bush has been busy announcing his picks for some of the top jobs in his administration, others are packing their bags and getting ready for life after government. Here's a look at some comings and goings: In April, Bush officially nominated Kay Coles James as director of the ...

More Secret Service agents join discrimination suit

May 29, 2001 More black Secret Service agents joined a year-old lawsuit last week alleging discrimination and unfair promotion practices at the agency. Nineteen current and former agents joined 38 others in a lawsuit against the Secret Service, accusing their colleagues of using racial slurs when referring to African-Americans and subjecting them to ...

Top-secret security reviews don't pass muster, report says

May 23, 2001 In reviewing requests for top-secret security clearances, the Defense Department has failed to consistently document important information on applicants, including data on their personal finances, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. Personnel security specialists at the Defense Department did not document important risk factors, including unexplained ...

Senator questions pay cuts for IRS managers

May 18, 2001 Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the Internal Revenue Service a letter this week expressing concern over the agency's decision to reduce the salaries and grade levels of some of its employees under its new pay system. In a May 16 letter to IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti, ...

Agencies' performance reports show modest improvement

May 17, 2001 Federal agencies are doing a slightly better job of telling the public what their missions are and how they plan to meet them, according to a study released Wednesday. A research team from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, Va. evaluated the quality of 23 major agencies' ...

NASA chief sets leadership example, report says

May 16, 2001 Federal managers could learn a lot from the example set by Daniel Goldin, NASA's longest-serving administrator, according to a new report. Goldin has guided the agency through major reform and into the 21st century by adapting his management style to suit the needs of the organization, the report, "Transforming Government: ...

TSP open season begins

May 15, 2001 For the next 10 weeks, federal employees can change the total amount of money they contribute each pay period to their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. The summer TSP open season begins May 15 and runs until July 31. During the open season, the percentage limit on contributions per pay period ...

Bush orders CIA to review intelligence community

May 15, 2001 President Bush last week directed the CIA to review the federal government's intelligence apparatus and assess whether the government should spend more money on gathering foreign secrets. CIA Director George Tenet will conduct the review, working with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Bush's directive was ...