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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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EPA officials deny discrimination

October 5, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency vigorously defended their agency's commitment to diversity yesterday during a House hearing that focused on allegations of widespread discrimination and retaliation. The House Science Committee heard testimony from a black senior manager at EPA who won a $600,000 verdict in a race and ...

Union calls FAIR Act lists a waste of time

October 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The largest federal employee union yesterday called for a fair playing field when it comes to competing with industry for jobs. The Office of Management and Budget released the first round of Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act inventories last Friday, listing more than 194,000 federal jobs that may ...

Senate passes bill to improve transitions

October 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A bill designed to help prepare newly elected Presidents and their appointees for service in the executive branch passed the Senate unanimously last week. The Presidential Transition Act of 2000 provides briefings and orientation for political appointees, creates a "transitions" directory with important agency and administrative information, and requires ...

GSA offers employees high-tech office space

October 3, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Future office spaces for federal employees may one day rival the comforts of home, thanks to a new General Services Adminstration public-private partnership. GSA teamed up with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International last week to develop modern work stations that enhance productivity. The partnership will focus ...

Navy set to award multibillion dollar intranet contract

October 2, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Navy hopes to award its multibillion dollar intranet contract next week, a spokeswoman for NAVAIR said Friday. The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract award was slated to coincide with the start of fiscal 2001-Oct. 1-but Congress' failure to pass key spending bills for next year's budget before its ...

Security problems plague federal accounting system

October 2, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Serious computer security problems continue to plague the government's central accounting system, putting data and dollars at risk. The General Accounting Office delivered that message in a report released last week. GAO praised the Treasury Department's Financial Management Service, or FMS, for making strides in outlining security procedures and ...

Agency head debates administration policy's effect

September 28, 2000 From rising health care premium costs to recruiting strategies, a current agency head and a former Reagan official Wednesday debated over how the next administration's policies would affect federal employees. The debate, sponsored by FPMI Communications, Inc., featured Janice R. Lachance, director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and ...

Agencies face hurdles in eliminating paperwork

September 27, 2000 Agencies are getting good advice on how to conduct business online, but face funding and security challenges in setting up their systems, according to a new General Accounting Office report. The report, requested by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., praises the Office of Management and Budget for providing agencies with useful ...

Senators oppose plan to lift contractor per diem cap

September 25, 2000 Lawmakers lambasted a proposal that would lift limits on federal contractors' travel and relocation expenses in a letter last week to Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew. The Sept. 18 letter from Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Russell Feingold, D-Wis., is the latest in a ...

Federal fellows to spend a year in Japan

September 22, 2000 Eight federal employees will have the opportunity to travel to Japan and work for a year at their sister agencies in the Japanese government, under a fellowship program that aims to improve Japanese-American relations. The intensive, two-year exchange program is run by the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs, a nonprofit ...