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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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Uncle Sam to spring breakers: Have fun, responsibly

March 12, 2001 Uncle Sam is giving students traveling South of the border this spring something extra to throw into their beach bags. Each spring, the U.S. Customs Service, INS, and Agriculture Department team up to distribute fliers to springtime revelers heading to Mexico with information on the federal and Texas state regulations ...

Future of Defense Travel System to be decided in April

March 12, 2001 A decision on the future of the long-awaited Defense Travel System will be made in April, Defense officials said Friday. Air Force Col. Pamela Arias, the Defense Travel System program director, said Defense officials will be briefed in late March or early April on the status of the system, and ...

Book offers resume-writing tips for Defense civilians

March 9, 2001 Federal employees and those aspiring to work in the government need to master the art of electronic resume writing, according to a new book from a federal resume expert. Kathy Kraemer Troutman's Electronic Federal Resume Guidebook provides readers seeking civilian jobs in the Defense Department with advice on navigating Resumix, ...

EEOC still weighing database of discrimination complaints

March 8, 2001 A database that would contain information on federal managers accused of discrimination is still under consideration, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Managers' groups, including the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association, have voiced concern over a proposed database that could include names, Social Security numbers, addresses ...

Army Corps employee receives whistleblower award

March 7, 2001 The Office of Special Counsel announced the creation of an award program for federal whistleblowers Tuesday and will honor an Army Corps of Engineers employee as its first recipient. The Office of Special Counsel, the independent agency responsible for investigating whistleblower complaints, will honor Donald C. Sweeney with the first ...

IRS told to set goals for improving phone service

March 6, 2001 The IRS must recruit and retain a talented workforce and develop strategic goals for its telephone service if it hopes to meet the demands of taxpayers, according to a new General Accounting Office report. The report criticized IRS for failing to establish long-term goals based on taxpayers' needs for its ...

Defense personnel waiting longer for clearances

March 5, 2001 Top-secret security clearances for Defense Department employees are taking longer to complete than they did last year, according to the department's deputy inspector general. Robert J. Lieberman, deputy IG at Defense, said he was "troubled" that it takes the Defense Security Service more than a year to conduct the most ...

Defense to clarify education requirement for contract specialists

March 2, 2001 The Defense Department plans to issue guidelines clarifying a controversial provision in the 2001 Defense Authorization Act that has threatened to send thousands of federal contract specialists back to school, according to a spokesman for Sen. John Warner, R-Va. Geoff Schwartzman, a spokesman for Warner, said the act's new education ...

Report finds Army Corps used flawed data on river project

March 1, 2001 The Army Corps of Engineers used flawed data in a cost-benefit analysis studying navigation improvements to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, according to a report from the National Academy of Sciences. The report, by the National Research Council, said the flawed results from the analysis should not be used in ...

Army Corps chief defends employees accused of data-rigging

February 28, 2001 Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, the head of the Army Corps of Engineers, Tuesday defended Corps employees involved in a controversial waterway navigation project during a hearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. The Army asked the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the validity of the Corps' cost-benefit analysis that ...