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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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Online calculator helps feds compute retirement benefits

December 21, 2000 A new online calculator will allow federal employees to compute their retirement benefits with a simple click of the mouse. The Office of Personnel Management and the Social Security Administration Tuesday launched the Federal Employees Retirement Calculator on Social Security's Access for Seniors Web site. The calculator gives users an ...

New partnership aims to put a pretty face on public buildings

December 20, 2000 As far as the General Services Administration is concerned, a pretty face is exactly what more federal buildings need. Last week, GSA teamed up with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to promote the design and construction of more attractive, cost-effective and environmentally friendly public buildings. "By making better ...

Last-minute regulatory rush is a Cinderella story

December 19, 2000 For the past 50 years, outgoing presidential administrations have had one thing in common: They have all engaged in a last-minute rush to get new federal regulations in place before the new team comes to town. That's the conclusion of a new report, "The Cinderella Constraint: Why Regulations Increase Significantly ...

Agency leaders urge Bush to continue management council

December 18, 2000 Top agency officials last week urged President-elect Bush to take advantage of the President's Management Council to help push through his government management agenda. Current and former council members joined Margaret L. Yao, president of MLY Consulting and author of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment report "The President's Management Council: An Important ...

Coast Guard urged to overhaul IT practices

December 15, 2000 Poor management oversight and lackluster computer security policies and practices plague the U.S. Coast Guard's information technology system, according to a new General Accounting Office report. Congress' agency watchdog said that although the Coast Guard had many important IT management policies in place, it has not consistently put those policies ...

Transition lag could keep Clinton appointees in office

December 14, 2000 A federal law prohibiting nominees from acting in agency leadership positions could be problematic for Texas Gov. George W. Bush, assuming he is the President-elect, government and public policy leaders said Wednesday. Bush needs to send his nominations to the Senate for his administration's sub-Cabinet level jobs as soon as ...

Former EPA attorney sues agency for discrimination

December 13, 2000 A former EPA attorney has filed a lawsuit against the agency, saying EPA officials discriminated against him and then fired him in retaliation for his allegations. The lawsuit is the latest in a string of discrimination complaints against the agency. Steven M. Spiegel, a former enforcement attorney with the EPA, ...

Agencies get new guidance on computer security

December 12, 2000 The federal Chief Information Officers Council has released new guidance to help agencies better assess their computer security readiness. The framework for evaluating information technology systems--developed by the CIO Council, the Office of Management and Budget and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)--helps agencies determine the status of ...

Bill would force GSA to hand over transition funds to Bush

December 8, 2000 A bill introduced in the House Wednesday would force the General Services Administration to release transition funds and office space to Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., introduced H.R. 5643 in the House this week, amid a congressional debate over whether GSA should release the funds ...

Army IG says Corps of Engineers rigged data on huge project

December 7, 2000 Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers manipulated economic data on a massive navigation project to justify its $1 billion price tag, according to the Army's inspector general. Top Corps officials changed data in a cost-benefit analysis studying navigation improvements to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, according to a Nov. ...