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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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Earthquake aftermath draws mixed reaction from feds

August 24, 2011 This story has been updated with OPM's announcement that the government will be open as usual on Thursday. Federal employees had a range of opinions on whether Washington-area agencies should have evacuated Tuesday after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia about 84 miles from the nation's capital, according to dozens...

Most government offices open after East Coast earthquake

August 24, 2011 Most of the federal government is open for business after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia on Tuesday. The Office of Personnel Management announced early Wednesday that most agencies in the Washington area are open with unscheduled leave and telework according to agency guidelines. The following agencies and departments are...

Rule on Sunday premium pay takes effect next month

August 23, 2011 Part-time federal employees can receive premium pay for work performed on Sundays, according to a final rule that takes effect Sept. 22. The Office of Personnel Management on Tuesday published in the Federal Register the final regulation extending Sunday premium pay, removing all references to full-time employees. In May 2009,...

OMB seeks to clarify 2013 budget guidance

August 22, 2011 The Office of Management and Budget is looking to clarify last week's memorandum instructing federal agencies to submit fiscal 2013 budget requests that are between 5 percent and 10 percent lower than current discretionary funding levels. The guidance is aimed at providing options for deficit reduction in light of the...

Feds could run for political office in Virginia county, under proposed rule

August 19, 2011 Most federal employees living in King George County, Va., would be partially exempt from restrictions on political activity under a proposed rule from the Office of Personnel Management. The draft rule, which the Federal Register will publish on Monday, would allow most federal employees residing in the northeastern Virginia county...

Obama orders agencies to develop plans to increase workforce diversity

August 18, 2011 President Obama on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to develop strategic plans to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce. The directive will promote diversity in the federal workforce through a governmentwide initiative and a timeline for results, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said during...

OMB directs agencies to cut 2013 budgets

August 18, 2011 This story has been updated. The Obama administration is directing federal agencies to submit fiscal 2013 budget requests that are at least 10 percent below their current appropriation level. Citing fiscal pressures and the recently enacted deficit reduction package that raised the debt limit, Office of Management and Budget Director...

Pension Restoration

August 18, 2011 No need to break out the calculator to figure out how much Uncle Sam owes you in interest on the government securities fund. The Treasury Department soon will send its report on the 2011 debt issuance suspension period to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. According to Tom Trabucco, director...

Library of Congress looks to reshape workforce through buyouts, early outs

August 16, 2011 The Library of Congress and three of its unions have agreed to offer targeted buyouts and early outs to employees in September, according to a memorandum signed by labor and management officials and obtained by Government Executive. "It's not a free-for-all. It's a targeted buyout," said Saul Schniderman, president of...

Agencies turn to buyouts in tough budget environment

August 16, 2011 Check out our Buyout Watch to see if your agency is on the list. Federal agencies increasingly are turning to buyouts and early retirement incentives as a way to save money and avoid potential layoffs or furloughs in the face of steep budget cuts in fiscal 2012. Since May, at...

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