AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 1411-1420 of 2206

Calculating Cost

May 12, 2011 There's still more than a month left for federal employees to consider their long-term care insurance options, and the group that manages the program has launched an online tool to help guide users through the process. The interactive consultant tool employs video, interviews, charts and other features to inform feds...

TRICARE fee hike likely for military retirees, say former Pentagon officials

May 10, 2011 Military retirees enrolled in the TRICARE program likely will see a fee increase in the next year, a panel of defense experts and former Pentagon officials said on Tuesday. "The chances are good" that Congress will agree to raise participant fees modestly starting in 2012 for military retirees eligible for...

OPM: Federal job announcements need to be shorter and sweeter

May 9, 2011 Agencies still need to better streamline their job announcements as part of the government's push to reform the bureaucratic federal hiring process, a top official from the Office of Personnel Management said on Monday. Sixty-one percent of agencies have simplified their job vacancy postings, said Nancy Kichak, OPM's associate director...

Docking Pay

May 5, 2011 Lawmakers and the Obama administration continue to seek ways to shrink the government's deficit, and federal employee pay continues to be a target. The Office of Personnel Management on Monday published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would eliminate the 10-year statute of limitations on garnishing the wages...

House panel set to approve 1.6 percent pay boost for military

May 3, 2011 A House Armed Services subcommittee says it will include a 1.6 percent pay raise for military members in its version of the 2012 Defense authorization bill. The figure is the same as President Obama's request in his fiscal 2012 budget proposal. It's slightly more than the president's fiscal 2011 request...

Nonprofit group announces finalists for public service awards

May 2, 2011 The Partnership for Public Service on Monday announced 34 finalists from across the government for its annual awards honoring outstanding public service. The federal workers, honored for their contributions to the public's health, safety and security, are contenders for eight Service to America Medals, including Federal Employee of the Year....

Sixty-six senior executives win Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards

April 28, 2011 Top civil servants being honored at a banquet on Thursday have saved the government more than $36 billion, according to the Senior Executives Association, which sponsors the annual Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards. The black-tie event at the State Department was put on to celebrate the 66 winners of the 2010...

Losing Pay-tience

April 28, 2011 This column has been updated. There's been a lot of debate during the past year over whether federal employees' compensation is too generous compared to the pay and benefits their private sector colleagues receive. Depending on one's perspective and the data used, federal workers are paid either too much or...

DEA Wants Your Surplus Meds

April 27, 2011 By Charles S. Clark With abuse of prescription medicines a growing problem, several agencies plan to participate in the second annual nationwide National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. local time. More than 5,100 sites have joined the effort, says the Drug Enforcement...

Deadline nears for agencies’ review of regulations

April 26, 2011 Agencies should make available to the public by June 1 their initial plans for streamlining and possibly repealing federal regulations, says a memo from the Office of Management and Budget. The April 25 memo from Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein reminds agencies that the preliminary reviews...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by Brocade

    Best of 2016 Federal Forum eBook

    Earlier this summer, Federal and tech industry leaders convened to talk security, machine learning, network modernization, DevOps, and much more at the 2016 Federal Forum. This eBook includes a useful summary highlighting the best content shared at the 2016 Federal Forum to help agencies modernize their network infrastructure.

    Download
  • Sponsored by CDW-G

    GBC Flash Poll Series: Merger & Acquisitions

    Download this GBC Flash Poll to learn more about federal perspectives on the impact of industry consolidation.

    Download
  • Sponsored by One Identity

    One Nation Under Guard: Securing User Identities Across State and Local Government

    In 2016, the government can expect even more sophisticated threats on the horizon, making it all the more imperative that agencies enforce proper identity and access management (IAM) practices. In order to better measure the current state of IAM at the state and local level, Government Business Council (GBC) conducted an in-depth research study of state and local employees.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    The Next Federal Evolution of Cloud

    This GBC report explains the evolution of cloud computing in federal government, and provides an outlook for the future of the cloud in government IT.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    A DevOps Roadmap for the Federal Government

    This GBC Report discusses how DevOps is steadily gaining traction among some of government's leading IT developers and agencies.

    Download
  • Sponsored by LTC Partners, administrators of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

    Approaching the Brink of Federal Retirement

    Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are reaching retirement age per day, and a growing number of federal employees are preparing themselves for the next chapter of their lives. Learn how to tackle the challenges that today's workforce faces in laying the groundwork for a smooth and secure retirement.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Cyber Defense 101: Arming the Next Generation of Government Employees

    Read this issue brief to learn about the sector's most potent challenges in the new cyber landscape and how government organizations are building a robust, threat-aware infrastructure

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    GBC Issue Brief: Cultivating Digital Services in the Federal Landscape

    Read this GBC issue brief to learn more about the current state of digital services in the government, and how key players are pushing enhancements towards a user-centric approach.

    Download
  • Sponsored by CDW-G

    Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreements

    Read this eBook to learn how defense agencies can achieve savings and efficiencies with an Enterprise Software Agreement.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Cloudera

    Government Forum Content Library

    Get all the essential resources needed for effective technology strategies in the federal landscape.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.