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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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Bills would provide new child care benefits

February 9, 2001 Federal employees would be able to use pre-tax dollars to pay for child care expenses under legislation recently introduced in the House. On Jan. 30, Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman, R-N.Y., introduced a bill to create a new Federal Employee Dependent Care Assistance Program (H.R. 252). The bill would give employees ...

TSP's C Fund jumps in January

February 8, 2001 The Thrift Savings Plan's C Fund jumped during the first month of the new year, after sharp decreases during much of 2000. The fund, which invests in common stock, gained 3.55 percent in January, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The F Fund (fixed-income ...

Senior executives request meeting with President Bush

February 8, 2001 The Senior Executives Association is calling on President Bush to take a cue from his father and meet with career executives at his earliest convenience. In a Jan. 29 letter to Bush, SEA President Carol A. Bonosaro said a meeting between senior executives and the President would send "a clear ...

Mint sees golden opportunity in Safeway partnership

February 8, 2001 The U.S. Mint announced Thursday that it has teamed up with national supermarket chain Safeway Inc. to promote the use of the Golden Dollar coin, amid speculation that the coin has not caught on with consumers. Safeway plans to circulate 1.5 million Golden Dollars to customers in its 1,500 stores ...

EPA chief vows not to challenge discrimination verdict

February 6, 2001 In one of her first acts as EPA administrator, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman said the agency will not challenge a court decision that awarded an employee $600,000 in damages in a race and sex discrimination lawsuit. In a Feb. 1 letter, Whitman asked U.S. District Attorney Wilma ...

Report raps Education for 'gross mismanagement' of grants program

February 5, 2001 The Education Department's failure to properly account for billions of dollars in federal grant money constitutes gross mismanagement at the agency, according to a new report from the Office of Special Counsel. The report, the result of an investigation of allegations by a whistleblower, determined that Education's grant management system--known ...

GOP Senator blasts Bush plan to dissolve labor partnerships

February 2, 2001 A Republican lawmaker on Thursday urged the Bush administration to retain President Clinton's executive order establishing labor-management partnerships, calling the relationships fundamental to solving the government's workforce problems. During a Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on the government's human capital crisis, Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said that labor-management partnerships are ...

Treasury IG pinpoints major management challenges

February 1, 2001 Information technology investment and financial management continue to rank high on the Treasury Department's list of management challenges, according to a new report by the agency's inspector general. The report on Treasury's management challenges for 2001 was written in response to an October request from the Senate Budget and Governmental ...

GAO recruiting campaign targets young watchdogs

January 31, 2001 The agency responsible for shining a spotlight on the government's human capital crisis has launched its own recruiting campaign in an effort to become a familiar face on college campuses around the country. The General Accounting Office, the watchdog agency that reports on the executive branch to Congress, is trying ...

President urged to retain inspectors general

January 30, 2001 President Bush should think twice about replacing any current inspectors general, a leading public policy expert said Monday. Agency inspectors general (IGs) technically serve at the pleasure of the President, but new administrations traditionally keep them around for continuity, according to Paul C. Light, vice president and director of governmental ...